CGTN: Paralympic Games bring spirit of competition that deserves more media attention

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I remind sports fans -- and the media -- that the athletes competing in the Paralympic Games also deserve plenty of recognition and applause. One of the unfortunate realities is that the Paralympic Games have failed to garner more headlines primarily because media agencies believe the public is not … Continue reading CGTN: Paralympic Games bring spirit of competition that deserves more media attention

The 2022 MLS Cup champions will be…

Well, here's how this fan sees the season playing out. EASTERN CONFERENCE top 7 (aka the playoff teams) Philadelphia UnionNew England RevolutionNew York City FCAtlanta UnitedToronto FCOrlando CityColumbus Crew One team that might sneak into the playoffs: Chicago Fire Photo: Anthony Moretti, 16April2016 WESTERN CONFERENCE top 7 (aka the playoff teams) Seattle SoundersNashville SCSporting KCColorado … Continue reading The 2022 MLS Cup champions will be…

CGTN: Why will the West not congratulate China on Olympics?

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask why the West refuses to congratulate China for delivering a safe and enjoyable Olympics. There is only one conclusion we can draw about these Games: They were a phenomenal success. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach admitted the obvious during the closing ceremony on February 20, when … Continue reading CGTN: Why will the West not congratulate China on Olympics?

CGTN: Western media’s bias affects reporting of Olympics opening ceremony

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I lament that multiple Western news media held tightly to the anti-China narrative as they reported on the 2022 Olympics opening ceremonies from Beijing. A scaled back but elegant Olympic opening ceremony took place in Beijing on the night of February 4. Recognizing the challenges of putting together the … Continue reading CGTN: Western media’s bias affects reporting of Olympics opening ceremony

CGTN: Claim that China manipulates Olympic athletes’ COVID-19 results a dangerous narrative

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I throw ice-cold water on the idea that Chinese officials are prepared to alter coronavirus tests on any athlete during the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Justifiably, Chinese sports officials shot down the nonsensical idea that coronavirus tests would be or could be manipulated. Huang Chun, deputy director-general of the Beijing … Continue reading CGTN: Claim that China manipulates Olympic athletes’ COVID-19 results a dangerous narrative

The “hypocrisy” of opting out of a meaningless bowl game

How dare those "entitled" college football players choose to not play in a meaningless bowl game! How dare they think about future earnings instead of risking injury for a program that has benefited from their toil for multiple seasons! How dare they put themselves first! Your damn right they should put themselves first. There's been … Continue reading The “hypocrisy” of opting out of a meaningless bowl game

China Focus: No NHL Players in the Olympics? Ignorance and Arrogance Are to Blame

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine why the National Hockey League is not sending any of its players to the 2022 Winter Olympics. If you accept the stated reasons, then the league and the players had no choice but to call off plans to take part in the Olympics. According to theĀ Washington … Continue reading China Focus: No NHL Players in the Olympics? Ignorance and Arrogance Are to Blame

CGTN: Hypocrites begin to queue for a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I discuss why a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics is inevitable, and hypocritical. They somehow believe they will be missed as thousands of athletes compete in the world's most important global sports event, the Olympics. Worse, they appear to sincerely believe that not traveling to Beijing will … Continue reading CGTN: Hypocrites begin to queue for a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

China Focus: A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics is a silly idea

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine why a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing Olympics is a ridiculous idea. Therefore, if preventing athletes from participating in an Olympics has been shown a failure, then why would President Biden (and any Western leader who would support him) believe that refusing to travel to … Continue reading China Focus: A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics is a silly idea