Team Canada participated in the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup event this weekend. However, after the national anthem couldn't play as planned, Canadians took matters into their own hands and sang it themselves. An O Canada video at the IBSF World Cup has made its way onto Twitter and it's truly heartwarming.

The four-man bobsled team and their Canadian fans arrived at the ceremony in Placid Lake, New York on December 14 to accept their award.

However, as Justin Kripps, Ryan Sommer, Cameron Stones, and Benjamin Coakwell took to the podium to claim their gold medals, the sound system broke. As a result, the national anthem could not be played. 

In typical Canadian fashion, spectators stepped in and found a solution. They took it upon themselves to sing "O Canada" instead. As they sang, the maple-leaf adorned flag was raised.

A video of the whole thing was shared on Twitter by winter sportswriter Ken Child. In the video, a crowd of fans dressed in Team Canada colours became a choir for the gold-winning bobsledders. They even harmonized at the end.

 

People in the comments are expressing how proud they are of their fellow Canadians for this sweet gesture.

Fans from the Great White North went viral for singing the anthem at another sporting event recently β€” the Raptors' NBA Finals games against Golden State.

Fans practically made Golden State's stadium their own by singing "O Canada" at the top of their lungs after the Raptors took the win.

According to the IBSF website, two teams from Germany came in second and third place behind Team Canada at this year's World Cup.

This group of bobsledders was the only Canadian team to crack the top 20. 


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