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.
After standing with Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the late, great Peter Norman gets his due.
Dr. John Carlos is best known as the man who raised his fist from the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics. I wanted to get his feedback on this year’s Australian athlete who has courted controversy, boxer Damien Hooper.
Damien Hooper dared break the no-politics rule at the Olympics and is paying a price.
Mitt Romney thinks the UK is under-prepared for the Olympics? Wrong.They’re overprepared.
The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.