Women’s sports demand respect

Everyone knows the men’s sports are more fun to watch than the women’s sports. Right? Men are better, faster and stronger. That seems to be the train of thought of the overwhelming majority in the USA, but after watching the London 2012 Olympics, I beg to differ. The ladies dominated the USA gold medal count, […]

Chinese, South Korean and Indonesian Badminton Teams booed off the Olympic Court

“This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton,” read a comment by Yu Yang, one of China’s badminton stars on the micro-blogging service Tencent late yesterday. On 1 August, Wednesday, eight badminton players were disqualified from the London 2012 Summer Olympics for playing to lose. This included the World’s Champion […]

What’s so Wrong about United States Outfits being “Made in China”?

(Source: Screencap from RalphLauren.com) A mere 13 days before the Olympic ceremony, Ralph Lauren and USOC face public outcry as America realizes the U.S. team outfits were “Made in China.” Berets, scarves, blazers, and skirts made a rather formal debut in the opening ceremony, much to the chagrin of many Americans. My question is, what […]

US Olympic Team of 3 Girls

(From the left: Erica Wu, Lily Zhang, Ariel Hsing, Timothy Wang. Photo credit Joola USA) With London 2012 approaching and Olympic team selections are being fine-tuned, one lesser known sport has an unusual team lineup. Ping-pong, or better known as table tennis by its athletes, has three of its junior girls representing the U.S. Women’s […]

Let the Women Play

As countries across the world gear up for the London 2012 Olympics, which are due to open on July 27th, Ken Roth, Executive Director of New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) writes on Thunderclap, “The Olympics launch in a month and Saudi Arabia stands alone in the world banning women from sport. By refusing to […]

The London 2012 Olympics

36 days left till the 2012 London Olympics! This year the Olympics theme is “Inspire a Generation”. Commercial are showing the U.S.A.’s team spirit for the event. The news is showing the excitement of the nation for their U.S.A. team. Speaking of the team, Nike has made new uniforms for them being prominently red with […]

Predictions for Euro

Last years Champs, Russia, prove to be a powerhouse this year, however, the Ukraine and Croatia have come far from being the underdogs. This year the UEFA Euro 2012 is being held in Poland and the Ukraine, which is there first time either country has held this tournament. It begins from June 8th to July […]

Will Voter Apathy Among Young People be the Death of the Democratic Party in 2012?

Voter apathy, a critical disease that paralyzes the electorate, in particular young people. According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 49 percent of people ages 18-24 voted in the 2008 election. In addition, 57 percent of people voted ages 25-34 voted in 2008 as well. These numbers are better than years past but a 2010 […]