Tagging Along

IF there was something that was obvious… THEN it’s Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympic Games in China… BECAUSE the U.S. did it two days ago. Some say that a diplomatic boycott does not go far enough, but a full boycott will likely never happen again. Athletes train for four years for this moment,Continue reading “Tagging Along”

Setting A Precedent?

IF the U.S. has staged a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympics… THEN look for Canada to follow suit… BECAUSE Canada’s more recent history with China is also complicated. The saga regarding the two Michaels and Meng Wanzhou has seen relations plummet. Not to mention that other countries like Australia are also considering a boycottContinue reading “Setting A Precedent?”

Booooooooo

Image Courtesy: Brad Mangin/Sports Illustrated via Getty IF you’re a sports fan… THEN it has not the best week for you… BECAUSE the MLB has been locked out since Wednesday, the Canadian women’s junior field hockey team is stuck in South Africa, NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are being urged to not travelContinue reading “Booooooooo”

The Fate of Canada-China Relations

IF Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is extradited to the US to face charges… THEN Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, and Robert Schellenberg will, sadly, never come home… BECAUSE it will mark the end of Canada-China relations. The arrests of the two Michaels and Schellenberg’s death sentence were largely seen as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng.Continue reading “The Fate of Canada-China Relations”

The Relative Success of Tokyo 2020

Image Courtesy: Dick Thomas Johnson/Flickr IF typical Olympics are meant to, at least temporarily, inspire people around the world and provide joy… THEN Tokyo 2020 did that, at least to a certain degree… BECAUSE even with cases are rising around the world, especially in Tokyo and Japan which caused mixed emotions among the Japanese public,Continue reading “The Relative Success of Tokyo 2020”

Canada’s Great Day in Tokyo

Image Courtesy: canadasoccer.ca IF this isn’t the best day Canada has had at this year’s Summer Olympics… THEN you would be hard-pressed to find a better day… BECAUSE there were so many emotional victories. Evan Dunfee won bronze in the 50km race walk, Moh Ahmed winning his first medal (silver in the 5,000m), Andre DeContinue reading “Canada’s Great Day in Tokyo”