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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

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

The collective scorn finally punctured the owners' magical mental space, bringing them to the negotiating table to settle.

 

September 27, 2012

Commissioner Roger Goodell echoes the anti-labor rhetoric of Mitt Romney and Scott Walker.

September 26, 2012

In the ongoing lockout of NFL referees, we have officially now made the journey from tragedy to farce.

September 25, 2012

The players need to strike to end the referee lockout before someone gets hurt.

September 24, 2012

In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

 

September 21, 2012

 Marcelo Freixo stands against involuntary displacements for the Olympics and World Cup.

September 20, 2012

The city of Rio de Janeiro is planning to demolish a precious, hundred-year-old Indigenous Cultural Center for stadium parking spaces.

September 19, 2012

In prepartion for the 2016 games, Olympic organizers are destroying communities, many of which took decades to build.

September 17, 2012

Chicago teachers, NFL referees and NHL players have one thing in common: they are learning that there are two sets of rules in twenty-first-century America.

September 13, 2012