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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The Takedown | UFC: Georges St-Pierre needs to back away from Khabib fight – it would be an embarrassing massacre

The 38-year-old French-Canadian legend Georges St-Pierre hasn’t fought in the UFC since 2017 and would be facing off against a lethal champion in Nurmagomedov.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:59PM

The 38-year-old French-Canadian legend Georges St-Pierre hasn’t fought in the UFC since 2017 and would be facing off against a lethal champion in Nurmagomedov.

UFC: Georges St-Pierre needs to back away from Khabib fight – it would be an embarrassing massacre
NBA boss Adam Silver says Chinese government asked him to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey

In his first interview since returning to the US, Adam Silver clarifies a number of positions about the NBA’s crisis with China.

18 Oct 2019 - 9:47AM

In his first interview since returning to the US, Adam Silver clarifies a number of positions about the NBA’s crisis with China.

NBA boss Adam Silver says Chinese government asked him to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey
What is CrossFit Open 20.2 workout – 20 minute Amrap, dumbells, toes-to-bars and double unders

The second workout is announced for the 2020 season

18 Oct 2019 - 1:06PM

The second workout is announced for the 2020 season

What is CrossFit Open 20.2 workout – 20 minute Amrap, dumbells, toes-to-bars and double unders
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expected at Vancouver NBA pre-season game today

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation say a local group is planning to ‘protest against human rights abuses of the Chinese government’ at the game.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:00PM

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation say a local group is planning to ‘protest against human rights abuses of the Chinese government’ at the game.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expected at Vancouver NBA pre-season game today
Watch CrossFit Open 20.2 live as Khan Porter takes on Matt McLeod, workout announcement

Porter, a Games veteran, squares off against newcomer McLeod to promote the Australia CrossFit Championship, which will take place in March in Queensland

18 Oct 2019 - 7:52AM

Porter, a Games veteran, squares off against newcomer McLeod to promote the Australia CrossFit Championship, which will take place in March in Queensland

Watch CrossFit Open 20.2 live as Khan Porter takes on Matt McLeod, workout announcement
The tweet that threatened to derail NBA’s decades-long relationship with China, its most lucrative overseas market

Twitter post by Houston Rockets general manager sets off a firestorm in China and leads to a backlash at home for the NBA and its biggest star, LeBron James.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:43PM

Twitter post by Houston Rockets general manager sets off a firestorm in China and leads to a backlash at home for the NBA and its biggest star, LeBron James.

The tweet that threatened to derail NBA’s decades-long relationship with China, its most lucrative overseas market
‘My fuel source is happiness’: Miami boy Noah Ohlsen talks CrossFit silver medal and 2020 goal to be the fittest man on the planet

The veteran roared into first place at one point during the 2019 CrossFit Games, stealing the lead from defending champion Mat Fraser in thrilling fashion

17 Oct 2019 - 3:12PM

The veteran roared into first place at one point during the 2019 CrossFit Games, stealing the lead from defending champion Mat Fraser in thrilling fashion

‘My fuel source is happiness’: Miami boy Noah Ohlsen talks CrossFit silver medal and 2020 goal to be the fittest man on the planet
Hongkongers burn LeBron James jerseys as NBA’s China controversy festers

The Los Angeles Lakers star reignited the row after returning home and saying he thought Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was ‘uneducated’

16 Oct 2019 - 11:01PM

The Los Angeles Lakers star reignited the row after returning home and saying he thought Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was ‘uneducated’

Hongkongers burn LeBron James jerseys as NBA’s China controversy festers
LeBron James calls out Daryl Morey’s initial pro Hong Kong tweet, then offers clarification on Twitter

The NBA’s dispute with China continue to cause waves as LeBron James says he didn’t think the Houston Rockets general manager was educated enough on subject

15 Oct 2019 - 4:19PM

The NBA’s dispute with China continue to cause waves as LeBron James says he didn’t think the Houston Rockets general manager was educated enough on subject

LeBron James calls out Daryl Morey’s initial pro Hong Kong tweet, then offers clarification on Twitter
Houston Rockets’ James Harden wants nothing to do with NBA’s controversy with China now

Rockets star wants nothing to do with the spat between the Chinese government and the NBA which started last week with a tweet from his general manager.

15 Oct 2019 - 5:38AM

Rockets star wants nothing to do with the spat between the Chinese government and the NBA which started last week with a tweet from his general manager.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden wants nothing to do with NBA’s controversy with China now
Foreign NBA fans stick to basketball as Lakers take on Nets in a China tweet storm

A week after Morey’s post in support of Hong Kong protesters, Chinese flags still feature in the crowd and visitors focus their attention on LeBron James.

13 Oct 2019 - 2:14AM

A week after Morey’s post in support of Hong Kong protesters, Chinese flags still feature in the crowd and visitors focus their attention on LeBron James.

Foreign NBA fans stick to basketball as Lakers take on Nets in a China tweet storm
Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business

Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

11 Oct 2019 - 1:49PM

Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business
NBA representatives in Shanghai confirm Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers will go ahead

Other NBA-related events were cancelled in the last two days in fallout from Twitter storm.

10 Oct 2019 - 2:14PM

Other NBA-related events were cancelled in the last two days in fallout from Twitter storm.

NBA representatives in Shanghai confirm Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers will go ahead
Opinion | NBA’s China problem lingers as Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers set for preseason game in Shanghai

From the moment the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers touched down in the Chinese city, confusion has been the only thoroughfare

10 Oct 2019 - 12:14PM

From the moment the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers touched down in the Chinese city, confusion has been the only thoroughfare

NBA’s China problem lingers as Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers set for preseason game in Shanghai
NBA teams close doors in China as Daryl Morey tweet firestorm continues and fans show little sympathy

Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets call off their open practices as vendors pull out of events.

9 Oct 2019 - 4:01PM

Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets call off their open practices as vendors pull out of events.

NBA teams close doors in China as Daryl Morey tweet firestorm continues and fans show little sympathy
Brooklyn Nets’ NBA community event in Shanghai abruptly cancelled by government as China political storm rages on

The NBA franchise was expected to engage in a community development event that was cancelled at short notice in Shanghai on Tuesday.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:01PM

The NBA franchise was expected to engage in a community development event that was cancelled at short notice in Shanghai on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Nets’ NBA community event in Shanghai abruptly cancelled by government as China political storm rages on
Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey tipped to triumph in 2020 CrossFit Open

Experts are polled in a survey and the reigning CrossFit champions from 2019 come out on top to little surprise.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:53AM

Experts are polled in a survey and the reigning CrossFit champions from 2019 come out on top to little surprise.

Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey tipped to triumph in 2020 CrossFit Open
How I rewired my brain by giving up drinking. I used to be full of self-pity, now I confront negative thoughts and I am so much happier

I knew the physical benefits I would get when I quit alcohol to prepare for the Hong Kong Marathon. I wasn’t expecting the psychological improvements. My mental health is transformed. I can deal with negative emotions.

6 Oct 2019 - 7:34PM

I knew the physical benefits I would get when I quit alcohol to prepare for the Hong Kong Marathon. I wasn’t expecting the psychological improvements. My mental health is transformed. I can deal with negative emotions.

How I rewired my brain by giving up drinking. I used to be full of self-pity, now I confront negative thoughts and I am so much happier
Tale of the Tape | Who actually wants to watch Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight again?

The two camps appear to be trying to hammer out a deal, but to be honest, is this a fight we really need right now?

5 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

The two camps appear to be trying to hammer out a deal, but to be honest, is this a fight we really need right now?

Who actually wants to watch Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight again?
One in 10 people fish for fun across the planet: the pursuit of patience in an age of instant gratification with Hong Kong fishing’s ‘lucky charm’ Mike Sharp

There are about 220 million recreational anglers across the globe, and in Hong Kong, the man to know is Mike Sharp.

5 Oct 2019 - 11:00PM

There are about 220 million recreational anglers across the globe, and in Hong Kong, the man to know is Mike Sharp.

One in 10 people fish for fun across the planet: the pursuit of patience in an age of instant gratification with Hong Kong fishing’s ‘lucky charm’ Mike Sharp
Rugby World Cup 2019: ‘Japan have lit up the tournament’ – Hong Kong’s top players offer thoughts on tournament so far

The host nation flipping the script on Ireland has thrown the rugby world for a loop.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:32AM

The host nation flipping the script on Ireland has thrown the rugby world for a loop.

Rugby World Cup 2019: ‘Japan have lit up the tournament’ – Hong Kong’s top players offer thoughts on tournament so far
Filipino domestic helper and rugby star hopes to inspire others to take up game in Hong Kong

Looking to use her one day off, 32-year-old single mother Mary Brizuela found rugby and a sense of confidence and acceptance in Hong Kong

1 Oct 2019 - 10:47PM

Looking to use her one day off, 32-year-old single mother Mary Brizuela found rugby and a sense of confidence and acceptance in Hong Kong

Filipino domestic helper and rugby star hopes to inspire others to take up game in Hong Kong
Tokyo Olympics or bust: men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams set sights on do-or-die tournaments

With the Asia Rugby Sevens Series now in the books, the two squads look to one-shot tournaments for a coveted spot at next year’s Summer Olympics.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

With the Asia Rugby Sevens Series now in the books, the two squads look to one-shot tournaments for a coveted spot at next year’s Summer Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics or bust: men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams set sights on do-or-die tournaments
Hong Kong’s Rugby World Cup 2019 fanzone hits capacity in first three days of tournament

Hongkongers can watch all games live on the big screen by the Observation Wheel until November 2

26 Sep 2019 - 9:03AM

Hongkongers can watch all games live on the big screen by the Observation Wheel until November 2

Hong Kong’s Rugby World Cup 2019 fanzone hits capacity in first three days of tournament
The Runner | VO2 max, body fat and MAS testing: calculating a runner’s economy

Reporter Patrick Blennerhassett turns himself into a scientific guinea pig and finds out how well his physical engine is running.

25 Sep 2019 - 5:26PM

Reporter Patrick Blennerhassett turns himself into a scientific guinea pig and finds out how well his physical engine is running.

VO2 max, body fat and MAS testing: calculating a runner’s economy
Tale of the Tape | The sad epilogues of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s careers

Once the best, ‘Money’ and ‘The Notorious’ resort to gimmicks, controversy, and social media antics to bring in cash and publicity when neither needs to.

28 Sep 2019 - 9:33PM

Once the best, ‘Money’ and ‘The Notorious’ resort to gimmicks, controversy, and social media antics to bring in cash and publicity when neither needs to.

The sad epilogues of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s careers
‘It’s not a big deal … but it is pretty cool’: HK Scottish’s Sarah Monaghan honoured to be first rugby female general manager in Hong Kong

The 33-year-old Scot takes over the role from Bryan Rennie, bringing a wealth of experience with her.

23 Sep 2019 - 9:46PM

The 33-year-old Scot takes over the role from Bryan Rennie, bringing a wealth of experience with her.

‘It’s not a big deal … but it is pretty cool’: HK Scottish’s Sarah Monaghan honoured to be first rugby female general manager in Hong Kong
‘We’re confident they can get through to the quarter-finals’: Japan feels weight of Asian rugby to deliver on grandest of stages

The success of rugby in Asia may rest on a Japanese squad who are in a tough group against Ireland and Scotland

20 Sep 2019 - 5:56PM

The success of rugby in Asia may rest on a Japanese squad who are in a tough group against Ireland and Scotland

‘We’re confident they can get through to the quarter-finals’: Japan feels weight of Asian rugby to deliver on grandest of stages
Rugby World Cup 2019: over a fifth of players are not representing their birth countries at most diverse showpiece yet

A StubHub study shows 22 per cent of the participants were not born in the nation they are representing.

20 Sep 2019 - 12:22PM

A StubHub study shows 22 per cent of the participants were not born in the nation they are representing.

Rugby World Cup 2019: over a fifth of players are not representing their birth countries at most diverse showpiece yet
PGA’s Clearwater Bay Open latest sporting event to be cancelled because of Hong Kong protests

The annual event, which takes place at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, is cancelled ‘due to the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong’.

19 Sep 2019 - 4:44PM

The annual event, which takes place at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, is cancelled ‘due to the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong’.

PGA’s Clearwater Bay Open latest sporting event to be cancelled because of Hong Kong protests