Author Archives: Herminia Olson

Pigeon racing hobby of the rich

Yu Yuguang’s heart beat rapidly as he stood on the roof, his eyes turned to the sky, waiting for one of his pigeons to fly through its cage door. Yu was lucky. His 7-month-old Little Ancestor finished first in the recent China Race Pigeon Association competition, beating more than 4,800 others. The bird completed the… Read More »

Extreme sled dog race in Alaska (part 2)

This year’s race kicked off on March 5. The 1,570km long race stretches from the Willow to Nome region of Alaska, shorter than the previous races (1,850km). However, the musher said that the organizers did not calculate correctly, the actual race must be close to 1,700km. Alaskan native twin sisters Anna and Kristen Berington join… Read More »