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Galeano

Professional soccer does everything to castrate its own energy of happiness, but it survives in spite of all the spites.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Dave Zirin and Samantha Retrosi

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Sochi rubble

Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.

Blogs

Richard Sherman, by continuing to tell harsh truths, is refusing to be anyone’s brand.

January 23, 2014

On last night's episode of All in With Chris Hayes, the guests criticized the racialized response to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's animated post-game interview. 

January 21, 2014

Richard Sherman, cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, plays a mental game that does not sit well with the guardians of sports.

January 20, 2014

Former Iowa State basketball star and mental-health advocate Royce White gives Dave Zirin what he is calling his “last interview with a sports journalist.”

January 17, 2014

The new jerseys on the Chilean team Palestino have become a political sports controversy that is rocking the nation.

January 15, 2014

60 Minutes did its tattered reputation no favors in its report about Alex Rodriguez.

January 13, 2014

It is easy to slam the Baseball Hall of Fame voters. It is harder to understand why they leave out the game’s greats.

January 9, 2014

Do you think “Redskins” is offensive and “Seminoles” is not because it has tribal approval? Think again.

January 7, 2014

In what could be an explosive lawsuit, the NFL may have to answer for changes in Jovan Belcher’s brain that led to his murder of Kasandra Perkins and his own suicide.

January 6, 2014

The NFL’s Chris Kluwe and Aaron Rodgers have shown, in distinct ways, that progress for LGBT rights in sports is elusive.

January 2, 2014