Canada celebrated its first Olympic gold medal on home soil after Alexandre Bilodeau finally ended the country''s long wait, winning gold medal with an unlikely victory in the men''s moguls on Sunday night.
In Whistler, the host of the Nordic, alpine and sliding events, hundreds of people had gathered to watch the "Fire and Ice show", a free show put on by the Whistler and Blackcomb resort.
The show turned into a celebration for Bilodeau''s gold medal win with people waving Canadian flags and cheering.
Bilodeau''s victory marks the first time a Canadian has won an Olympic event in the three times the games have been held inside Canada''s borders.
The previous Canadian Olympics were in 1976 in Montreal and 1988 in Calgary.
The Canadian fans will celebrate their country''s first gold medal once again later on Monday, when Bilodeau receives that Olympic gold in a ceremony downtown in Vancouver.
Canada''s first gold brings the medal count up to three, still only half of what medal leader, the United States, has won.