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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

The 2014 Sochi Olympics have united the world… in disgust.

February 5, 2014

Nation sports editor Dave Zirin appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss the issue of medical coverage for NFL retirees.

February 3, 2014

The NFL and the military work together to spin fantasies about the harm that can result from both activities.

February 3, 2014

Russell Wilson could break multiple taboos and thrash quite a few tired tropes with a victory in the Super Bowl this Sunday.

January 31, 2014

Why was Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder at the Fritz Pollard Alliance dinner, which strives to end structural racism in the NFL?

January 31, 2014

The trans community is asking for Grantland to take down their article "Dr. V’s Magical Putter." They should be heard.

January 28, 2014

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