Cheating in competitive sports

July 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Cheating in sports is a something that happens in any generation. However, it has become so common nowadays that it is driving fans away from the game they love. Baseball players were caught doping (and lied about it in the case of Ryan Braun); the most successful cyclist of all time Lance Armstrong was a nasty cheater; some soccer clubs were embroiled in match fixing; Olympic-winning sprinters were tested positive for PEDs and the list goes on and on. As a fan of all sports, I feel disheartened. Young kids often look up to these false role models when they grow up; some of them may follow their path and become cheaters as well.

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Andy Murray – First Brit to win Wimbledon since 1936

July 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

My congratulations to Andy Murray for his historic Wimbledon victory. He is the first Brit  (man or woman) to win Wimbledon in 77 years. He did it in impressive fashion, beating world no. 1 player Novak Djokovic in straight sets. To achieve something that has not been done since 1936 is undoubtedly historic. Hopefully, it won’t take another 77 years for another Brit to win this “home” championship. 

Snowden and Obama

July 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

I don’t understand why some from both the right and the left are hailing Mr. Snowden as a hero. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the U.S. government’s decision to spy on its citizens and foreign entities, it is never right to leak information that would damage the reputation of your country. The information that are being put out have the potential to impair our relationships with governments around the world and our standing in the international community. Let call Snowden for what he really is — a traitor of the worst kind. He needs to be brought back to the U.S. and be tried for treason. I have no sympathy for this person.

As for President Barack Obama and his penchant to spy on everyone (from the press to the Japanese embassy in Washington D.C.), it is obvious that his flowery rhetoric does not match his actions. For someone whose slogans were to bring integrity back to the White House and to restore America’s reputation in the world, he has been doing the opposite. I still can’t believe he was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. What peace has he brought to the world? I’m sorry but I haven’t found any. His tenure started out with great promise but is on course for failure.

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