The Rise of Dodgeball in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a former British colony, has been heavily influenced by Western culture. This is especially evident in its sporting scene; horse racing boasts the most spectators, while soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, table tennis and cycling have the most participants. Continue reading “The Rise of Dodgeball in Hong Kong”

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Dodgeball’s Popularity in the United States

Tasha Mabin was a freshman at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Each Wednesday at 7pm, the school hosted dodgeball at the gym. At the behest of her new friends, Mabin attended the heavily populated event. Continue reading “Dodgeball’s Popularity in the United States”

Grown Restaurants Offer Healthier Fast Food Alternative

Shannon Allen, who was pregnant with her fourth child, was on her way to the grocery with the rest of her kids in tow. It was 2008, and her husband, two-time NBA champion and 10-time NBA all-star Ray Allen, was out of town on a long road trip. Continue reading “Grown Restaurants Offer Healthier Fast Food Alternative”

A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York City was tasked in 1990 with creating an event that would highlight the growing relationship between Hong Kong and the United States. That summer, the first Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place on the Hudson River off Battery Park City. Continue reading “A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC”

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Celebrate, Promote Native Culture

Erica Meckel was headed down a bad path.

Regardless of the consequences, Meckel would go out every Friday and Saturday night, sometimes even drinking during the week. Her parents were at their wits’ end, even threatening to kick their 18-year-old daughter out of the house because she wouldn’t stop partying. Continue reading “World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Celebrate, Promote Native Culture”

How To Become a US Open Ballperson

Steven Sokol is crouched along the net, ready to spring into action. A tennis ball smashes against the taut court divider and like a shot, off he goes. Sporting a white hat displaying the iconic University of Michigan “M”, Sokol sprints across the court, fetches the fuzzy yellow ball, and returns to his position, standing like a sentry at full attention. Continue reading “How To Become a US Open Ballperson”

André Lotterer Reflects on Rookie Season in Formula E

André Lotterer was skeptical about Formula E. In 2016, the veteran endurance driver dismissed the all-electric race series, saying it was “not a sport,” it was “a political thing” that he wasn’t interested in joining. However, Lotterer has since had a change of heart and joined the TECHEETAH team for the 2017/18 Formula E campaign. Continue reading “André Lotterer Reflects on Rookie Season in Formula E”

Katherine Legge Named First Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Driver

Katherine Legge made history during the inaugural Formula E season in 2014/15, becoming the all-electric race series’s first female driver. A native of Guildford, England, Legge was recently announced as the first driver to join the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, a support series to Formula E, set to begin in conjunction with the 2018/19 season. Continue reading “Katherine Legge Named First Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Driver”

The Significance of Formula E’s NYC E-Prix

Where Formula One, the highest class of single-seat auto racing, has faltered, Formula E, its newer, all-electric competitor has found success. Formula E recently concluded its second doubleheader of races in New York City; something F1 spent decades trying to get approved and scheduled. Continue reading “The Significance of Formula E’s NYC E-Prix”

How Jaguar is Bringing Electric Cars From the Track to the Roads

Panasonic Jaguar Racing finished dead last in its debut season in Formula E in 2016/17. The team is currently in the middle of the 10-team standings this year ahead of the season finale doubleheader in New York City (June 14-15), and while they’re happy with that improvement, Jaguar is proud of another feat. Continue reading “How Jaguar is Bringing Electric Cars From the Track to the Roads”

LaLiga’s Influence on U.S. Youth Soccer

The United States men’s national team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was a rude awakening to soccer players, coaches, and supporters in America. As the U.S. Soccer Federation has undergone significant changes since that fateful October evening, the wheels of change were already in motion at the youth level.

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A Look at New York City’s 20 Bridges Swim

Kris Rutford and Gary Antonick met just once. Little did Rutford know, that encounter would change his life.

Rutford and his college friend Bob Mizelle took turns swimming the English Channel in 1987 and 1988. During his go in ’88, Rutford met Antonick, who also swam the Channel that year. Antonick told Rutford of another distance swim that might be of interest: the 20 Bridges Swim. Continue reading “A Look at New York City’s 20 Bridges Swim”

How Former Boxer Michael Olajide Jr. Took the Fitness World By Storm

Michael Olajide Jr stepped into the ring at the famed Gleason’s Gym in New York for what was supposed to be a routine sparring session. Two uppercuts later, Olajide Jr was left with a busted lip and an eye injury that would change his life irreversibly. Continue reading “How Former Boxer Michael Olajide Jr. Took the Fitness World By Storm”

New NFL Anthem Policy Isn’t the Answer, Christian Okoye Says

Over the last two years, the United States national anthem has been at the center of some pretty heated debates surrounding racial inequality, human rights, and patriotism. After the National Football League (NFL) recently announced a policy mandating players “stand and show respect for the flag” during the anthem, those discussions once again amplified.
Continue reading “New NFL Anthem Policy Isn’t the Answer, Christian Okoye Says”

Nigerian Women’s Wrestling Continues Its Rise to Prominence

Odunayo Adekuoroye was heartbroken when she lost her position on the track team at 17 years old. Her coach at the time saw how upset she was and offered her another option so she could still travel with the team: wrestling. Adekuoroye hasn’t looked back since. Continue reading “Nigerian Women’s Wrestling Continues Its Rise to Prominence”

How the Winnipeg Jets’ Success is Benefitting Manitoba’s Less Fortunate

The “Winnipeg Whiteout” began in 1987 when the Winnipeg Jets were playing the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs. In an effort to create an intimidating home atmosphere, both teams introduced color-themed initiatives; the Flames had their “C of Red”, with fans wearing red, while the Jets responded with the “Winnipeg Whiteout”, the brainchild of Rod Palson of Palmer Jarvis Advertising. Continue reading “How the Winnipeg Jets’ Success is Benefitting Manitoba’s Less Fortunate”

Bayern Munich’s Expansion in the United States

FC Bayern Munich, one of the world’s most successful soccer clubs, opened its first international office in 2014 in New York City. The move was intended to build an on-the-ground presence for Bayern Munich, helping bridge the gap between the United States and Germany. Continue reading “Bayern Munich’s Expansion in the United States”

Meet the Surfers Who Helped Rebuild Rockaway

Mike Kololyan and Mike Reinhardt emerge from the icy waters off 96th St. Beach in Rockaway, N.Y., covered from head to toe by their wetsuits, though their faces remain exposed to the elements. Wearing a thicker, six-millimeter suit with booties and a hoodie is the only way to tolerate the bone-chilling conditions created by a recent Nor’easter. The duo are among a group of 10 or so locals fearless enough to venture into the water the day after the storm, which dumped more than six inches of snow throughout the tri-state area. Continue reading “Meet the Surfers Who Helped Rebuild Rockaway”

Lothar Matthäus Doesn’t See a Favorite Between Bayern Munich-Real Madrid

Lothar Matthäus has a wish, but it’s easier said than done.

“I hope Bayern Munich win the Champions League title and Germany win the World Cup,” said Matthäus, a former Bayern and Germany star. “I hope they come true.” Continue reading “Lothar Matthäus Doesn’t See a Favorite Between Bayern Munich-Real Madrid”

Jay Feely’s ‘Bad Boys’ Photo Lacks Sensitivity Regarding Recent Gun Issues

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely posted a photo on Twitter with his daughter and her boyfriend ahead of their prom on April 21. All parents proudly share such photos. While the photo seems innocent enough, Feely is brandishing a gun in his right hand. Continue reading “Jay Feely’s ‘Bad Boys’ Photo Lacks Sensitivity Regarding Recent Gun Issues”

An Insider’s Look at the NFL Draft

John Fox knows a thing or two about the National Football League and the NFL Draft. He knows about the pressures of making every selection count. He knows about draft busts. He knows about diamonds in the rough. He knows about organizational leaks, even purposely crafted fake ones. He knows about dealing with the ever-changing hype, headlines, and rumors from media and fans. Continue reading “An Insider’s Look at the NFL Draft”

Yankees-Red Sox in London Would Be Massive For Baseball in the UK

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox appear to be taking baseball’s most-storied rivalry on the road, playing a two-game series at London Stadium in June 2019. Continue reading “Yankees-Red Sox in London Would Be Massive For Baseball in the UK”

Smash Sisters Encouraging More Girls to Play Video Games

Imagine walking into a venue and feeling like an outcast. The majority of the people passing by look nothing like you. Your eyes scan the room searching for someone, anyone to relate to. More people walk by staring at you quizzically, almost wondering why you’re there. You try to blend in. Continue reading “Smash Sisters Encouraging More Girls to Play Video Games”

NBA 2K League Provides Path for Pro Gamer DatBoyDimez

DatBoyDimez remembers exactly what he was doing when the news broke — he was streaming on Twitch. His chat feed was going crazy with viewers sharing their excitement. Could it finally be happening? Dimez had to take to Twitter to confirm for himself. Continue reading “NBA 2K League Provides Path for Pro Gamer DatBoyDimez”

Diego Lopez is Swimming Off Every Continent in the Name of Clean Oceans

Diego Lopez was swimming in the awe-inspiring, crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea as part of the Swim for Haiti 10K. As he steadily progressed toward the finish at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort, a plethora of marine wildlife would pass by— sea turtles, fish, coral in all colors of the rainbow, those pesky jellyfish. Continue reading “Diego Lopez is Swimming Off Every Continent in the Name of Clean Oceans”

Squash’s Continued Struggle for Olympic Inclusion

Olivia Blatchford is ready to play hard to get. The American professional squash player is tired of the sport presenting itself and begging the International Olympic Committee to include it in the quadrennial Games. Continue reading “Squash’s Continued Struggle for Olympic Inclusion”

Formula E is Steering the World Toward a Better, Greener Future

Viewers of Formula E tune in for a litany of reasons—they’re avid fans of motorsports, they follow a favorite driver or they want to see what new technology is being showcased by iconic brands such as Renault, Audi, or Jaguar. What they might not know, at least initially, is that there’s a message behind it all. Continue reading “Formula E is Steering the World Toward a Better, Greener Future”