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 look to put decisive stamp on 2019 Asia Rugby Championship without Japan

With Japan prepping for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Hong Kong get set to take on South Korean and Malaysia

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With Japan prepping for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Hong Kong get set to take on South Korean and Malaysia

Hong Kong look to put decisive stamp on 2019 Asia Rugby Championship without Japan
CrossFit calls Facebook ‘utopian socialists’ and dumps social media site and Instagram in protest

In a wordy press release, the branded fitness regime said it “will no longer support or use Facebook’s services until further notice”

22 minutes ago

In a wordy press release, the branded fitness regime said it “will no longer support or use Facebook’s services until further notice”

CrossFit calls Facebook ‘utopian socialists’ and dumps social media site and Instagram in protest
Meet the new kid on the block as 20-year-old Paul Altier makes Asia Rugby Championship case

As the 15-a-side squad is forced to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from the sidelines, the focus now turns to preparing for 2023 in France

25 May 2019 - 11:10PM

As the 15-a-side squad is forced to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from the sidelines, the focus now turns to preparing for 2023 in France

Meet the new kid on the block as   20-year-old Paul Altier makes Asia Rugby Championship case
‘Last year I trash talked pretty much every game’: Korean-American Golden State Gaming Squad’s Jin Choe on NBA 2K life

The Korean-American star says verbally assaulting your opponent is part of the game, much like real basketball

25 May 2019 - 9:38AM

The Korean-American star says verbally assaulting your opponent is part of the game, much like real basketball

‘Last year I trash talked pretty much every game’: Korean-American Golden State Gaming Squad’s Jin Choe on NBA 2K life
Hong Kong vs South China Tigers: expect some ‘frenemy’ action as national team warm-up for Asia Championship

The Global Rapid Rugby squad will meet the 15-a-side national team, who are gearing up for the Asia Rugby Championship

25 May 2019 - 8:07PM

The Global Rapid Rugby squad will meet the 15-a-side national team, who are gearing up for the Asia Rugby Championship

Hong Kong vs South China Tigers: expect some ‘frenemy’ action as national team warm-up for Asia Championship
Opinion | It’s time to stop forcing Taiwanese athletes to play politics with China and vice versa

CrossFit athlete Hung Tsai-jui the latest to be affected in ongoing geopolitical issue

25 May 2019 - 9:18PM

CrossFit athlete Hung Tsai-jui the latest to be affected in ongoing geopolitical issue

It’s time to stop forcing Taiwanese athletes to play politics with China and vice versa
Opinion | 2019 NBA Playoffs: Game of Thrones makes the case against the Golden State Warriors winning another title

As the Golden State Warriors march to another inevitable championship, one wonders, would a twist ending be much more fun?

21 May 2019 - 1:26PM

As the Golden State Warriors march to another inevitable championship, one wonders, would a twist ending be much more fun?

2019 NBA Playoffs: Game of Thrones makes the case against the Golden State Warriors winning another title
CrossFit Games 2019: Taiwanese athlete must represent China under new country rules

Tsai-Jui Hung says she ‘would proudly say I come from Taiwan’ as self-ruled democracy’s complicated relationship with China is brought back into the sporting spotlight.

21 May 2019 - 12:52PM

Tsai-Jui Hung says she ‘would proudly say I come from Taiwan’ as self-ruled democracy’s complicated relationship with China is brought back into the sporting spotlight.

CrossFit Games 2019: Taiwanese athlete must represent China under new country rules
CrossFit’s 2019 Rogue Invitational: Mat Fraser, Tia-Clair Toomey and Rich Froning look to reign supreme in Games warm-up

Columbus, Ohio will host the season’s marquee ‘Sanctionals’, bringing a large portion of the top CrossFit athletes together.

20 May 2019 - 4:22PM

Columbus, Ohio will host the season’s marquee ‘Sanctionals’, bringing a large portion of the top CrossFit athletes together.

CrossFit’s 2019 Rogue Invitational: Mat Fraser, Tia-Clair Toomey and Rich Froning look to reign supreme in Games warm-up
Opinion | Has Rugby Australia contradicted itself in the Israel Folau ruling? A look into its now infamous ‘Inclusion Policy’

Australian rugby player Israel Folau condemned homosexuality on social media, which led to Rugby Australia terminating his contract

18 May 2019 - 9:52PM

Australian rugby player Israel Folau condemned homosexuality on social media, which led to Rugby Australia terminating his contract

Has Rugby Australia contradicted itself in the Israel Folau ruling? A look into its now infamous ‘Inclusion Policy’
‘Band-Aids and Vaseline’: Hong Kong runners talk about bleeding nipples and what to do

The odd ailment impacts a lot of male runners, who use everything from lubricant to tiny custom stickers to help

16 May 2019 - 8:57AM

The odd ailment impacts a lot of male runners, who use everything from lubricant to tiny custom stickers to help

‘Band-Aids and Vaseline’: Hong Kong runners talk about bleeding nipples and what to do
CrossFit Games 2019: Spartan warrior Lefteris Theofanidis ‘will go even if I have to swim all the way’

The 29-year-old placed fourth at this year’s 2019 CrossFit Open, beating his 2018 result by 160 places

18 May 2019 - 1:29PM

The 29-year-old placed fourth at this year’s 2019 CrossFit Open, beating his 2018 result by 160 places

CrossFit Games 2019: Spartan warrior Lefteris Theofanidis ‘will go even if I have to swim all the way’
2019 NBA Playoffs: where does Kawhi Leonard’s epic buzzer-beater rank on all-time list?

From Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry to the likes of Derek Fisher, we look at the all-time greatest game winners

13 May 2019 - 1:54PM

From Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry to the likes of Derek Fisher, we look at the all-time greatest game winners

2019 NBA Playoffs: where does Kawhi Leonard’s epic buzzer-beater rank on all-time list?
‘I don’t think I was ready for a desk job’: Harry Sayers talks club and Hong Kong ahead of Asia Rugby Championship

Surrey native heads overseas for club and international rugby

13 May 2019 - 5:10PM

Surrey native heads overseas for club and international rugby

‘I don’t think I was ready for a desk job’: Harry Sayers talks club and Hong Kong ahead of Asia Rugby Championship
CrossFit Games: Patrick Vellner ready to take ‘second’ out of his vocabulary this summer

Ahead of the 2019 Rogue Invitational in Ohio, Vellner speaks about his CrossFit journey to ‘second fittest on the planet’

10 May 2019 - 9:20AM

Ahead of the 2019 Rogue Invitational in Ohio, Vellner speaks about his CrossFit journey to ‘second fittest on the planet’

CrossFit Games: Patrick Vellner ready to take ‘second’ out of his vocabulary this summer
‘Rugby has to evolve’: Western Force coach Tim Sampson talks Global Rapid Rugby ahead of Hong Kong clash with Tigers

Tim Sampson brings his team to Hong Kong for second match against the South China Tigers, and is in full support of making rugby more fan friendly

10 May 2019 - 9:59AM

Tim Sampson brings his team to Hong Kong for second match against the South China Tigers, and is in full support of making rugby more fan friendly

‘Rugby has to evolve’: Western Force coach Tim Sampson talks Global Rapid Rugby ahead of Hong Kong clash with Tigers
The Runner | Saying goodbye to alcohol and getting started on second chances at the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon

Follow sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett and sacrifices he will make to accomplish a personal best at the age of 37

10 May 2019 - 12:44PM

Follow sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett and sacrifices he will make to accomplish a personal best at the age of 37

Saying goodbye to alcohol and getting started on second chances at the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon
Hong Kong lacrosse star Kelvin Mak Ho-chun off to Canada to learn indoor game

The men’s team captain will try to soak up knowledge on the indoor game before competing in the world championships this summer

8 May 2019 - 9:53PM

The men’s team captain will try to soak up knowledge on the indoor game before competing in the world championships this summer

Hong Kong lacrosse star Kelvin Mak Ho-chun off to Canada to learn indoor game
CrossFit announces 236 national champions for 2019 CrossFit Games in Wisconsin

CrossFit has released the official list of athletes who will represent their country at the CrossFit Games

6 May 2019 - 11:42AM

CrossFit has released the official list of athletes who will represent their country at the CrossFit Games

CrossFit announces 236 national champions for 2019 CrossFit Games in Wisconsin
Opinion | Caster Semenya punished by the IAAF for being Caster Semenya amid misguided transgender debate

The South African middle distance star is being hammered for something she did not inject or ingest

4 May 2019 - 10:21PM

The South African middle distance star is being hammered for something she did not inject or ingest

Caster Semenya punished by the IAAF for being Caster Semenya amid misguided transgender debate
Opinion | CrossFit’s China invasion accelerates as middle class clamours for fitness identities and social status

The first Chinese Sanctional exemplify how hot the high-end world of fitness is right now.

3 May 2019 - 4:13PM

The first Chinese Sanctional exemplify how hot the high-end world of fitness is right now.

CrossFit’s China invasion accelerates as middle class clamours for fitness identities and social status
‘This is my backyard’: Hong Kong’s Ant Haynes on Asia CrossFit Championship and CrossFit Games qualification

Former rugby star now a CrossFit star ready to up his game this summer

30 Apr 2019 - 9:05PM

Former rugby star now a CrossFit star ready to up his game this summer

‘This is my backyard’: Hong Kong’s Ant Haynes on Asia CrossFit Championship and CrossFit Games qualification
Asian-American CrossFit star Chyna Cho feels the love in Shanghai

Mayhem Freedom’s latest addition brings Chinese roots to Sanctional

29 Apr 2019 - 8:36PM

Mayhem Freedom’s latest addition brings Chinese roots to Sanctional

Asian-American CrossFit star Chyna Cho feels the love in Shanghai
Asia CrossFit Championship final day recap: Fikowski, Froning and Holte win in Shanghai

No upsets at first-ever Chinese held CrossFit Sanctional

29 Apr 2019 - 6:33PM

No upsets at first-ever Chinese held CrossFit Sanctional

Asia CrossFit Championship final day recap: Fikowski, Froning and Holte win in Shanghai
As it happened: Asia CrossFit Championship -- leader board, highlights and results from Monday's workouts in Shanghai

Welcome to the South China Morning Post's coverage of the inaugural Asia CrossFit Championship, live from Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. We'll have live streams of all the events, as well as highlights, results, photos, updated leader boards and plenty of on-the-ground coverage from our man Patrick Blennerhassett.

29 Apr 2019 - 5:18PM

Welcome to the South China Morning Post's coverage of the inaugural Asia CrossFit Championship, live from Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. We'll have live streams of all the events, as well as highlights, results, photos, updated leader boards and plenty of on-the-ground coverage from our man Patrick Blennerhassett.

As it happened: Asia CrossFit Championship -- leader board, highlights and results from Monday's workouts in Shanghai
Dana Paran winning hearts at Asia CrossFit Championship for overcoming serious setback

Adaptive athlete or not, American CrossFitter shows ACC how to rebound

28 Apr 2019 - 8:22PM

Adaptive athlete or not, American CrossFitter shows ACC how to rebound

Dana Paran winning hearts at Asia CrossFit Championship for overcoming serious setback
Asia CrossFit Championship day two recap: Eik Gylfadottir puts pressure on Kristin Holte while Zeke Grove steals fourth event

Leaders face challengers on second day of Shanghai Sanctional

28 Apr 2019 - 8:07PM

Leaders face challengers on second day of Shanghai Sanctional

Asia CrossFit Championship day two recap: Eik Gylfadottir puts pressure on Kristin Holte while Zeke Grove steals fourth event
As it happened: Asia CrossFit Championship -- leader board, highlights and results from Sunday's workouts in Shanghai

Welcome to the South China Morning Post's coverage of the inaugural Asia CrossFit Championship, live from Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. We'll have live streams of all the events, as well as highlights, results, photos, updated leader boards and plenty of on-the-ground coverage from our man Patrick Blennerhassett.

29 Apr 2019 - 12:48PM

Welcome to the South China Morning Post's coverage of the inaugural Asia CrossFit Championship, live from Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. We'll have live streams of all the events, as well as highlights, results, photos, updated leader boards and plenty of on-the-ground coverage from our man Patrick Blennerhassett.

As it happened: Asia CrossFit Championship -- leader board, highlights and results from Sunday's workouts in Shanghai
Asia CrossFit Championship day one recap: Brent Fikowski, Rich Froning and Kristin Holte all finish first

Three projected winners all lead the way in the first day of action

29 Apr 2019 - 7:28AM

Three projected winners all lead the way in the first day of action

Asia CrossFit Championship day one recap: Brent Fikowski, Rich Froning and Kristin Holte all finish first
Asia CrossFit Championship’s first marriage proposal as Chinese team competitor gets down on one knee

Team Black member Dabai Yang of Beijing proposes to girlfriend Serena Shen, a volunteer at the event, who says yes – to the delight of the crowd.

27 Apr 2019 - 11:59AM

Team Black member Dabai Yang of Beijing proposes to girlfriend Serena Shen, a volunteer at the event, who says yes – to the delight of the crowd.

Asia CrossFit Championship’s first marriage proposal as Chinese team competitor gets down on one knee