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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

In the confines of sports radio, casual bigotry is about as common as a traffic update. 

August 9, 2011

We look back over the last week at the costs of the debt-ceiling compromise. The Nation’s DC editor gets his own show. And we commemorate the 66th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 8, 2011

Sports are more than just games: when we play or watch sports, we are forming the ways we look at our world and understand issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and nationalism.

August 8, 2011

The costs of bringing Formula One racing back to the United States.

August 4, 2011

The solution to the NBA's lockout lies in confronting the culture of fear created by David Stern.

August 2, 2011

Far from piquing interest in female sports, hyper-sexualized media images actually serve to suppress interest in—and respect for—women’s sports.

July 28, 2011

After an eighteen-week standoff, the NFL players' unanimously voted to approve an agreement that promotes player health and safety.

July 27, 2011

Who was your sports hero growing up, and why? Tell us in 200 words or less.

July 27, 2011