Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
On this, the forty-fifth anniversary of the fists of freedom at the 1968 Olympics, we need a new Olympic Project for Human Rights.
Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.
Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”
President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”
Does anyone possess the ego and angst of Walter White on the sports landscape? You had better believe it. Dave Zirin tackles the how we focus on the wrong issues in confronting recent steroid scandals.
News out of Brazil and Qatar put World Cup preparations in a horrible new light.
Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.