Joseph Schooling was working on a school essay one morning in 2008 when Michael Phelps showed up to train at his club in Singapore ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
The Layup Drill: The fall roundup
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the summer days turn to fall, we look at what’s new in the world of sports.
Youthful voice: “A look into this year’s Olympics”
The Summer Olympic Games have been around since the 1896 Games in Athens, Greece. Since then, the United States have won a total of 929 gold medals, while China has only won a total of 163 gold medals. Though China received the most gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, the total amount is still far from the amount of medals received by the United States …
Commentary: Ring in the rabbit: tiger can rest, parenting or governing
I have been very reluctant to get in on the Tiger mom craze, as parenting is not really a topic I am interested in.
Ohno’s 7th medal tops among US Winter Olympians
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Apolo Anton Ohno made history the hard way, overcoming a rare mistake that dropped him to last place before rallying to earn his record seventh Olympic medal.
Aug. 8: The Summer Games open, Michael Phelps makes history
The Games opened in Beijing with 14,000 performers and 91,000 spectators in the Bird’s Nest Stadium. Dancing, music,
Aug. 10: Hooters gives Chinese sports fans a thrill
During the Olympics, I met up with friends at a symbol of American indulgence — yes, we went to the Hooters in Beijing.
Volunteer says Olympics in Beijing only the beginning
Ask any Olympic athlete, and you will find that the road to Beijing this summer was an intense and difficult journey. The language barrier and international skepticism only added to the stress during the actual events.
Beijing after the Olympics, is still wonderful
The best time to visit Beijing is now ? Cheaper hotels, less traffic, nicer weather. There is also an opportunity to get a sense of the Olympics before it?s too late.