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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

Nation contributor Dave Zirin talks about LGBT rights in Russia, the Redskins name change debate and the importance of speaking out on Totally Biasedwith W. Kamau Bell.</p>

September 23, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.

September 16, 2013

Dave Zirin and Bill Moyers talk about the point where sports and politics collide.

September 13, 2013

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.

September 10, 2013

Last night's Ravens-Broncos game displayed moments that will be a common thread throughout the season.

September 6, 2013

What I learned from my failure to flunk an “amateur” college football star.

September 3, 2013

There is a disturbing amount of Walter White in the NFL commissioner.

September 3, 2013

The NFL settled its concussion lawsuit for a pittance and we are colletively letting them get away with it.

August 30, 2013