CHINA FOCUS: Western criticism of Chinese Olympians littered with hypocrisy

My latest editorial for China Focus offers a reminder that Western media criticism of China's success at the Olympics is filled with hypocrisy. The New York Times claimed that China will sacrifice a child’s chance to grow up normally because the government has a lust to see its country win more gold medals than any other … Continue reading CHINA FOCUS: Western criticism of Chinese Olympians littered with hypocrisy

As we await the first person to call Simone Biles a quitter…

Simone Biles has done something that some people will deem scandalous: She spoke honestly. The news from Tokyo earlier today was stunning: The world's best gymnast, who was expected to win perhaps as many as five gold medals, raised the white flag. She admitted her mental health was in trouble, and she risked her physical … Continue reading As we await the first person to call Simone Biles a quitter…

BBC Sport: IOC official dismisses concerns of Japanese people, says Summer Olympics are a go

I wonder if any IOC official has the guts to speak face to face with Japanese citizens, or if they'll remain walled off from them? I think we know the answer after reading this. "All of the plans that we have in place to protect the safety and security of athletes and the people of … Continue reading BBC Sport: IOC official dismisses concerns of Japanese people, says Summer Olympics are a go

The emptiness of the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee — either a willing accomplice or a weakened ally unable to stand up for itself — has allowed an exterior body to bar a sitting president from attending the next two Olympic Games. This is the same IOC that screamed loudly and for decades that politics and sports ought not mix. … Continue reading The emptiness of the International Olympic Committee

Next year’s Tokyo Olympics already in doubt

The Guardian reports the Tokyo Olympics might not be held next year. “Unless an effective vaccine is developed I think it will be difficult to hold the Olympics next year,” JMA president Yoshitake Yokokura told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday. “I’m not saying at this point that they shouldn’t be held. The outbreak is not … Continue reading Next year’s Tokyo Olympics already in doubt