At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, both the Canadian men's and women's hockey teams won gold medals. It was later revealed that both teams had a top-secret, Canadian good luck charm to help them out along the way.
So what exactly was this golden good luck charm? It was a Canadian one dollar coin, a loonie, hidden right at center ice in the Olympic arena! The loonie gets its name from the picture of a loon on the coin.
How did the loonie get there? The ice-maker hired to prepare the rink before the Games was Canadian. He buried the loonie at center ice before the games started. And there it stayed until both teams won their gold medals!