Matthew Syed, two-time Olympian, was ranked Britain’s number one table tennis player for a decade and won the Commonwealth championship three times. Named British sports-writer of the year in 2008, the Times reporter (and aspiring politician) argues in Bounce:By KATE FILLION8 min
AMERICA is not angry (“America is angry,” World, April 19). America is just returning to its original revolutionary spirit. The country is not tearing itself apart. America is the country of constant resurrection. What is going on in America is a normal process and probably long overdue.
It was Denis Lemieux, the crazed goalie in the old-school hockey movie Slap Shot, who described the penalty box experience best: “Two minutes by yourself. You feel shame, you know. And then you go free.” In Vancouver’s GM Place, the cost of an infraction against the Canucks also includes the unwanted antic companionship of Sully and Force, two spandex-clad Green Men.
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