international sports

Stop criticizing the Olympics

Since the Vancouver 2010 Olympics have started there has been a rush to see who can criticize them to the greatest extent. I would like…



Freestyle spending

According to The Vancouver Poverty Olympics, a group of citizens who oppose the 2010 winter games, Vancouver’s lavish spending in order to host the Olympic…


Take pride, Canada

Canadians claim to be patriotic. We sew our flags on our backpacks when we travel; we chug Tim Hortons coffee like it’s going out of…


The weight of a nation

On Dec. 30 Hockey Canada announced the roster for the 2010 men’s Olympic hockey team. For weeks, months, even years before the official roster selection…



Shoot to kill!

The rainbow nation is looking to curb crime as the international community looks for safety during the World Cup next summer. South Africa’s President, Jacob…


Plaid! Parkas! Patriotism!

Assume for a moment that there is such thing as a “Canadian identity.” I, perhaps naively, would like to imagine that it is complex, subtle…