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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

It would bring vengeance without justice.

July 15, 2012

Penn State University and the legacy of Coach Joe Paterno have been destroyed by Louis Freeh’s report.

July 12, 2012

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012

Will this bravest of athletes continue to speak out now that he's playing for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers? 

July 5, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett still has questions to answer about his role in the slow-motion investigation and prosecution of Penn State University’s Jerry Sandusky.

June 25, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

After imprisoning him without charges for three years, Israel is releasing the member of the Palestinian National Team.

June 18, 2012

The 2012 NBA finals presents more than a match up of two young, exciting, athletic teams. They present a rooting political litmus test.

June 11, 2012

More than 2,000 former players claim the NFL concealed knowledge about the long-term damage caused by concussions. 

June 8, 2012