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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 NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.

December 2, 2012

Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.

November 29, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.

November 19, 2012

The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.

November 7, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.

November 2, 2012

Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.

October 29, 2012