“I have worked with a psychiatrist or psychologist who helped me quite a bit with some of the mental stresses of being a competitive diver and dealing with depression and things like that,” says China’s diving gold medalist.
“Watching the very small athletes fly through the air, and occasionally crash-land, I imagined orthopaedic surgeons all round the world rubbing their hands and upgrading the plans for their next BMW,” writes Tim Hamlett.
The 40-year-old man, who was arrested on Friday, is accused of waving a British Hong Kong flag and urging people boo China’s national anthem at a live screening of an Olympics award ceremony in a shopping mall in the city.
The city’s fencing schools have been flooded with calls after Hong Kong’s Edgar Cheung Ka-long bags gold in Tokyo: “Parents want their sons and daughters to be as cool as Ka-long,” said one headmaster.
The Hong Kong Badminton Association issued a statement on Sunday and said they have requested another sports brand FILA – the apparel sponsor for the Hong Kong Olympic delegation – to provide jerseys for Ng.
City leader hails the move, saying it will allow Hong Kong people to watch the global sporting extravaganza for free. But others say the move illustrates a growing tendency for the government to intervene in the economy.
“It’s imperative that we get to the bottom of the early days of the pandemic in China, and we’ve been supportive of an international investigation that we feel should be robust and clear,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday.