Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and Business in Vancouver.
Patrick Blennerhassett
Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and Business in Vancouver.

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Hong Kong’s Danny Tang wins staggering US$1.6 million in World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas

Tang headed into the final table of the final day fourth out of seventh, but ended up winning

13 Jul 2019 - 11:12PM

Tang headed into the final table of the final day fourth out of seventh, but ended up winning

Hong Kong’s Danny Tang wins staggering US$1.6 million in World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas
One Championship’s Miesha Tate says ‘women need to hit things’ as she talks MMA, UFC career and Ronda Rousey feud

Former UFC champion, now a vice-president with Asian organisation One, says more women should get into MMA to unleash their ‘inner warrior’

14 Jul 2019 - 9:07PM

Former UFC champion, now a vice-president with Asian organisation One, says more women should get into MMA to unleash their ‘inner warrior’

One Championship’s Miesha Tate says ‘women need to hit things’ as she talks MMA, UFC career and Ronda Rousey feud
‘I love to capture moments and I just got lucky’: project manager turned fitness instructor recalls award-winning photo

The 46-year-old camped out at the end of the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge to snap the award-winning shot

11 Jul 2019 - 9:39PM

The 46-year-old camped out at the end of the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge to snap the award-winning shot

‘I love to capture moments and I just got lucky’: project manager turned fitness instructor recalls award-winning photo
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, Wayne Rooney is eighth

The Los Angeles Galaxy striker tops the list, making US$7.2 million a year

11 Jul 2019 - 12:14PM

The Los Angeles Galaxy striker tops the list, making US$7.2 million a year

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, Wayne Rooney is eighth
One Championship ‘hopeful’ New York will host first US event in 2020 – ‘we’re gunning hard’

Singapore-based MMA company is looking to couple with Turner to televise the event and break UFC’s stranglehold on the North American market.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:03PM

Singapore-based MMA company is looking to couple with Turner to televise the event and break UFC’s stranglehold on the North American market.

One Championship ‘hopeful’ New York will host first US event in 2020 – ‘we’re gunning hard’
‘The Chinese term is kiasu, I didn’t want to lose’: Indonesia’s CrossFit representative goes from chubby kid to coach

Mahendra Arditirta will become the first male to represent Indonesia at this summer’s 2019 CrossFit Games

9 Jul 2019 - 4:36PM

Mahendra Arditirta will become the first male to represent Indonesia at this summer’s 2019 CrossFit Games

‘The Chinese term is kiasu, I didn’t want to lose’: Indonesia’s CrossFit representative goes from chubby kid to coach
Hong Kong teen triathlon sensation Oscar Coggins has now won three Asian triathlons since April

The 19-year-old is tearing up the ASTC circuit with three golds since April 27

8 Jul 2019 - 9:12AM

The 19-year-old is tearing up the ASTC circuit with three golds since April 27

Hong Kong teen triathlon sensation Oscar Coggins has now won three Asian triathlons since April
Singaporean medical student and weightlifting champ will represent country at 2019 CrossFit Games

The 24-year-old is about to enter his final year of studies with the hopes of becoming a surgeon

7 Jul 2019 - 3:34PM

The 24-year-old is about to enter his final year of studies with the hopes of becoming a surgeon

Singaporean medical student and weightlifting champ will represent country at 2019 CrossFit Games
Former Hong Kong expat wins European Fair Play award for saving fellow triathlete’s life during race

The Slovak native was in the water during a triathlon in Tianjin, China last September and felt a lifeless body

6 Jul 2019 - 5:12PM

The Slovak native was in the water during a triathlon in Tianjin, China last September and felt a lifeless body

Former Hong Kong expat wins European Fair Play award for saving fellow triathlete’s life during race
Opinion | Dear Wimbledon, welcome to the 21st century, you’re late and why did Nike pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers?

Wimbledon is dropping referring to female players’ marital status and Nike has pulled a set of sneakers with a version of the American flag.

6 Jul 2019 - 10:08PM

Wimbledon is dropping referring to female players’ marital status and Nike has pulled a set of sneakers with a version of the American flag.

Dear Wimbledon, welcome to the 21st century, you’re late and why did Nike pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers?
The Takedown | UFC 239: Jon Jones’ complicated legacy as the greatest MMA fighter of all time

There’s no denying Jones has earned the moniker, and a win this weekend over Thiago Santos would help put an end to the debate, but his past indiscretions still haunt the icon.

5 Jul 2019 - 3:46PM

There’s no denying Jones has earned the moniker, and a win this weekend over Thiago Santos would help put an end to the debate, but his past indiscretions still haunt the icon.

UFC 239: Jon Jones’ complicated legacy as the greatest MMA fighter of all time
Hong Kong’s teenage triathlon sensation Oscar Coggins readies for Tokyo 2020

The Hong Kong born and raised sensation of English parents is now one of the top triathletes in Asia

5 Jul 2019 - 9:13AM

The Hong Kong born and raised sensation of English parents is now one of the top triathletes in Asia

Hong Kong’s teenage triathlon sensation Oscar Coggins readies for Tokyo 2020
Back-to-back Asia Rugby Championship crowns for Hong Kong as they pummel South Korea in final test

The men’s squad go undefeated in the tournament, notching 212 points over four games and only conceding 37

29 Jun 2019 - 11:01PM

The men’s squad go undefeated in the tournament, notching 212 points over four games and only conceding 37

Back-to-back Asia Rugby Championship crowns for Hong Kong as they pummel South Korea in final test
Former Filipino bodybuilder and four-time national champion prepares for 2019 CrossFit Games

The 25-year-old first got into working out to get bigger, then found bodybuilding and has now gravitated towards CrossFit

28 Jun 2019 - 3:29PM

The 25-year-old first got into working out to get bigger, then found bodybuilding and has now gravitated towards CrossFit

Former Filipino bodybuilder and four-time national champion prepares for 2019 CrossFit Games
Wayne Rooney scores incredible goal from his own half for DC United in Major League Soccer

The 33-year-old soccer legend curls the ball home from 70 yards over the despairing dive of Orlando City goalkeeper.

27 Jun 2019 - 1:38PM

The 33-year-old soccer legend curls the ball home from 70 yards over the despairing dive of Orlando City goalkeeper.

Wayne Rooney scores incredible goal from his own half for DC United in Major League Soccer
Opinion | Fifa Women’s World Cup: Megan Rapinoe’s Trump protest is a right all athletes should enjoy

Should it be illegal to protest during an anthem?

27 Jun 2019 - 9:41AM

Should it be illegal to protest during an anthem?

Fifa Women’s World Cup: Megan Rapinoe’s Trump protest is a right all athletes should enjoy
‘Women can be both strong and feminine’: Malaysia’s first female CrossFit representative aims to break gender barriers
How Indonesia’s first female CrossFit Games representative Citra Ramaniya fell in love with sport in Germany
Hong Kong spank Malaysia in retaliatory show of strength in Asia Rugby Championship rematch

The men’s 15-a-side squad win 71-0, scoring 11 tries at will throughout the game

23 Jun 2019 - 12:55AM

The men’s 15-a-side squad win 71-0, scoring 11 tries at will throughout the game

Hong Kong spank Malaysia in retaliatory show of strength in Asia Rugby Championship rematch
Hong Kong’s Oscar Coggins wins Asian Triathlon Championship and looks to book Olympic spot

The 19-year-old shows he can more than hang at the top as he triumphs in South Korea in his first year competing at the elite open level

23 Jun 2019 - 12:59AM

The 19-year-old shows he can more than hang at the top as he triumphs in South Korea in his first year competing at the elite open level

Hong Kong’s Oscar Coggins wins Asian Triathlon Championship and looks to book Olympic spot
Opinion | Could the Toronto Raptors snub US president Donald Trump and visit Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau instead?

Head coach Nick Nurse did little to quell rumours his squad will pass on visiting the White House, and chances are they might not even get invited by Trump anyway.

22 Jun 2019 - 9:17PM

Head coach Nick Nurse did little to quell rumours his squad will pass on visiting the White House, and chances are they might not even get invited by Trump anyway.

Could the Toronto Raptors snub US president Donald Trump and visit Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau instead?
Women’s PGA Championship: double-bogey costs Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan dear in first round

Tied for fourth heading into the 17th hole, Chan double bogeyed on the par three and ended one-over-par

21 Jun 2019 - 12:58PM

Tied for fourth heading into the 17th hole, Chan double bogeyed on the par three and ended one-over-par

Women’s PGA Championship: double-bogey costs Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan dear in first round
CrossFit Games: former boxer punches ticket to main event as first female national champion from Canada

Formerly a pugilist, Carol-Anne Reason-Thibault is now a top CrossFit athlete and will look to build on her impressive 10th place finish in the Open

21 Jun 2019 - 2:38PM

Formerly a pugilist, Carol-Anne Reason-Thibault is now a top CrossFit athlete and will look to build on her impressive 10th place finish in the Open

CrossFit Games: former boxer punches ticket to main event as first female national champion from Canada
Hong Kong’s scrum half commander-in-chief Liam Slatem talks captaincy as rugby squad looks to future

The South African has become a steadying force for club and country as Hong Kong kick-start a new stage for the men’s 15-a-side programme

21 Jun 2019 - 11:09AM

The South African has become a steadying force for club and country as Hong Kong kick-start a new stage for the men’s 15-a-side programme

Hong Kong’s scrum half commander-in-chief Liam Slatem talks captaincy as rugby squad looks to future
What is clenbuterol and why are so many athletes testing positive? CrossFit veteran latest to be investigated for PED

Drug was originally developed to treat asthma in horses but is now used to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat

21 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM

Drug was originally developed to treat asthma in horses but is now used to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat

What is clenbuterol and why are so many athletes testing positive? CrossFit veteran latest to be investigated for PED
The Runner | Sore legs, second thoughts and lonely nights on the road to the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon

A month and a bit into his training and sobriety programme, sport reporter Patrick Blennerhassett reflects on his journey towards a personal best

18 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

A month and a bit into his training and sobriety programme, sport reporter Patrick Blennerhassett reflects on his journey towards a personal best

Sore legs, second thoughts and lonely nights on the road to the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon
Malaysia give Hong Kong a scare in the sun during Asia Rugby Championship scorcher

With little to lose, the energetic Southeast Asian team test the Hong Kong men’s 15-a-side national squad on Saturday

17 Jun 2019 - 2:06PM

With little to lose, the energetic Southeast Asian team test the Hong Kong men’s 15-a-side national squad on Saturday

Malaysia give Hong Kong a scare in the sun during Asia Rugby Championship scorcher
Opinion | Jeremy Lin’s NBA championship win is a historic step for the Asian community in fight against racial prejudice

Social media mockery or not, Jeremy Lin winning the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors is massive for the Asian community.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:50PM

Social media mockery or not, Jeremy Lin winning the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors is massive for the Asian community.

Jeremy Lin’s NBA championship win is a historic step for the Asian community in fight against racial prejudice
Jeremy Lin becomes the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship as Raptors take game six

Fans on social media have fun as ‘Linsanity’ gets his hands on an NBA ring before greats like James Harden, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.

15 Jun 2019 - 3:58PM

Fans on social media have fun as ‘Linsanity’ gets his hands on an NBA ring before greats like James Harden, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.

Jeremy Lin becomes the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship as Raptors take game six
Opinion | 2019 NBA Finals: Canadian culture of politeness on full display as Toronto Raptors look to win first championship

Polite trash-talking on Jimmy Kimmel Live and apology flowers to Kevin Durant as an entire country gets behind its only basketball team

14 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

Polite trash-talking on Jimmy Kimmel Live and apology flowers to Kevin Durant as an entire country gets behind its only basketball team

2019 NBA Finals: Canadian culture of politeness on full display as Toronto Raptors look to win first championship