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Samantha Retrosi

As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

Protests in Brazil

What could have provoked such massive protests against a soccer festival from the sport’s most passionate fans?

San Antonio Spurs

The underdogs may have enough in the tank to surprise us again next year.

Protests in Brazil

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

Blogs

The causes were many, but police brutality and economic insecurity were supercharged in Los Angeles after the 1984 Olympics.

April 30, 2012

A black hockey player scores a winning goal against a Tea Partying goalie, and racists couldn’t help themselves.

April 26, 2012

An ugly elbow has shown NBA player Metta World Peace that his playing future is in doubt, despite past good works.

April 23, 2012

Pat Summitt steps down as head hoops coach at the University of Tennessee. The void she leaves is immeasurable.

April 19, 2012

The decline of African-American involvement in baseball speaks more to twenty-first-century problems than Campanis-era racism does.

April 16, 2012

Attacks on free speech, no matter who is affected, have widespread implications.

April 12, 2012

The decision by the Marlins' management will restrict future expression of political views.

April 11, 2012

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012

Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.

April 6, 2012