Sports Feature Stories Archive

  • Lieu and Yee Help Rescind LPGA English Language Policy Penalty

    Lieu and Yee Help Rescind LPGA English Language Policy Penalty

    In a surprising twist of events in the LPGA English language controversy, Asian American political leaders Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Assemblyman Ted Lieu of Los Angeles  were able to help rescind the LPGA Tour Commission’s suspension-penalty policy. Both officials publicly challenged the […]

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  • Sydney Orchestra “Synched” 2000 Olympics Performance (too)

    Sydney Orchestra “Synched” 2000 Olympics Performance (too)

    “What is the big deal!! When you do a live show it is sometimes neccessary to fill in with prerecord section in some instances,” cries Robyn, a commenter on a Canadian news outlet, in response to recent news about the 2000 Sydney Olympic opening performance. […]

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  • AsianWeek’s Most Memorable Moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    AsianWeek’s Most Memorable Moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    A look at AsianWeek’s most memorable moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 1. Chinese Gymnasts – Age in Question Perhaps one of the most controversial moments in Olympic Gymnastics history. The legitimacy of the gold medals won by China’s women’s gymnastics team

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  • Kristie Ahn – Youngest Qualifying Player at the U.S. Open

    Kristie Ahn – Youngest Qualifying Player at the U.S. Open

    16-year-old Kristie Ahn lost to Dinara Safina of Russia 3-6, 4-6 during the first round of the US Open in Flushing, New York. Ahn was the youngest competitor in the main draw of singles at the US Open. Ahn won all six sets of the […]

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  • LPGA Requires English for International Golfers

    LPGA Requires English for International Golfers

    In 2009 the LPGA will require all players to speak English. Some members are facing suspension if they cannot pass an English Oral Assessment. The rule is effective immediately for new players. The rule is being implemented, some say, because of the increase of Asian […]

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  • Karma or Numerology on China’s Medal Count?

    Karma or Numerology on China’s Medal Count?

    Internet broad band connections in China are being flooded with notions that the medal count numbers (51 gold medals, 22 silver medals, 28 bronze medals) look strikingly similar to the date and time of one of China’s most devastating natural catastrophes, the Sichuan Earthquake (May […]

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  • An Olympic Perspective on Diversity

    An Olympic Perspective on Diversity

    Obama has focused Americans on the conversation of diversity and excellence. We are a nation that carefully selects school superintendents, democratic convention delegates, while appointing public officials and hiring executives carefully to reflect the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of America. But the Olympics show […]

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  • 2008 Beijing Olympics – The Day After Verdict

    2008 Beijing Olympics – The Day After Verdict

    Beijing Olympic Games Augut 8, 2008 – August 24, 2008 After building up expectations for an historic Beijing Olympic Games, host country China was knocked on its heels after worldwide protests over Tibet, and last minute fears about environmental pollution. But no major problems developed, […]

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  • Beijing Olympic Medals: Most World Sharing Ever

    Beijing Olympic Medals: Most World Sharing Ever

    First-time Olympic host China topped the gold-medal chart with one of the most dominating and diverse performances ever. But the United States, Britain and other nations also celebrated, as Olympic medals were spread out to more winning nations than in any other Olympic Games.

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  • Final Beijing Olympic Medal Count

    Final Beijing Olympic Medal Count

    2008 Olympic Medal Count Gold Silver Bronze Total COUNTRY United States 36 38 36 110 China 51 21 28 100 South Korea 13 10 8 31 Japan 9 6 10 25 Kazakhstan 2 4 7 13 North Korea 2 1 3 6 Uzbekistan 1 2 […]

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