Missing in action, missing the action in Pyeongchang

NHL players aren’t at the Olympics, nor is Russia (although Russian athletes are). And we're missing plenty of sleep to keep an eye on the action

Missing in action, missing the action in PyeongchangCall them the Missing Olympics. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are missing a few of the staples of previous Games. And that’s bad. And it’s also good. Let’s start with the good. In the decades I covered these events, the Winter Olympics weren’t the Winter Olympics unless everyone was frothing about the judging at figure skating.…

The western media’s appalling embrace of North Korea

The international media is so blind in its disdain for Trump that they are whitewashing the crimes of one of the world’s most repressive regimes

The western media’s appalling embrace of North KoreaThe government of Kim Jong-un is one of the world’s most repressive, holding North Korea’s 25 million people in a virtual slave state. A third or more of North Koreans suffer from malnutrition. The regime’s penal camps are among the harshest on Earth, with a reported 20 per cent of inmates dying within 12 months…

Full meal deal: sports world serves up plenty of intrigue

What does 2018 hold? Forgettable Olympics, NHL incompetence (followed by NFL incompetence), Blue Jay uncertainty and golf mysteries, for a start

Full meal deal: sports world serves up plenty of intrigueThe 2018 sports year begins with a bowl (of the college football variety) but the full table setting lies ahead. What courses are being prepared? Let’s look at some of the most challenging stories ahead. Dents in the shield In 2017, the National Football League fought Donald Trump and President Trump won. Okay, the American…