The morning after another stirring night of action at the Olympics, I tune into my local sports radio station on the way to work. They are discussing whether Eli Manning deserves to be elected to the Football Hall of Fame. It was as if the Olympics simply did not exist.
I was with eleven people who all live with varying disabilities, and they were doing exactly what I dreamed about when I took this job one year ago: trying something new, pushing their limits, getting out of their comfort zone and eventually mastering it!
Now you might be thinking, "Well, duh, your name IS Bruce and you ARE Asian." Sure this train of thought MIGHT might sense if I was also ripped with muscles, was 30 pounds lighter, 2 inches taller and could kill you with a one-inch punch to the heart and but alas, these are not traits that I possess.
A unique collaboration between International Medical Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development is using girls' soccer matches to promote peace and change attitudes and behaviors about violence across the whole community.
Having a dream to become the next Ronaldinho is important and has its benefits. However, having access to coaches, teammates and a healthy support network allows vulnerable children to have a part of their day where they can free their minds, play, and just be kids.
By capitalizing on the universal appeal and excitement that sports can bring, people with disabilities in Mali were able to transform themselves from dependent and voiceless individuals into advocates for themselves and their communities.
Brazil delivered a scintillating display of attacking football to defeat Belarus in their second match of Group C of the Olympics and and guarantee themselves a place in the quarterfinals.
It is equally oppressive for the one government to require all women to cover their faces in public as it is for another to require that we don't.
More than ever in 2012, the Olympic dream brings together people from around the world. Its positive values of hard work, fair play, excellence and team spirit foster a communion that transcends borders, cultures and ethnicity.
I cannot celebrate Saudi's female Olympians who will compete while millions of their Saudi sisters back home watch, all the while being told that the women on tv are "prostitutes," and that they are exceptions to the rules that oppress the masses.
One summer I made the mistake of mentioning to my wife that I wished I could go to an adult soccer camp. The next thing I knew, she'd found a goalie camp on the internet in Maine. As a lark, I sent in my application, getting back a congratulatory "You have been accepted!"
The fact is, soccer never caught on in the United States -- it failed to capture the hearts of Americans like it captured the hearts of the majority of people throughout the rest of the world.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has effectively dashed any hope that disgraced Qatari soccer official Mohammed Bin Hammam could return to world soccer.
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Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein is employing soccer to promote women's rights and notions of good sports governance.
Brazil travel to the London Olympics in search of the elusive Olympic gold medal, the only major soccer trophy they have yet to win.