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.
In the ongoing lockout of NFL referees, we have officially now made the journey from tragedy to farce.
Marcelo Freixo stands against involuntary displacements for the Olympics and World Cup.
In prepartion for the 2016 games, Olympic organizers are destroying communities, many of which took decades to build.
Chris Kluwe statement to homophobic Maryland Delegate Emmett Burns needs to be read to be believed.
Instead of being commended for her bravery in speaking out, she’s called a liar.