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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 name Barry Bonds returned to the airwaves as the Giants returned to the World Series

October 25, 2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s effort to be Rudyard Kipling spliced with Gordon Gekko looks like it’s on the road to failure.

October 22, 2012

The famous cyclist is unlikely to rebound if even morally bankrupt Nike is cutting ties.

October 19, 2012

One law firm, Proskauer Rose, is representing all four major sports leagues in the USA. The results are great for owners and disastrous for fans.

October 15, 2012

An arrogant management and compliant media sold DC on the idea to sit Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. We now see the results.

October 13, 2012

“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”

October 8, 2012

The Republican senate candidate has made a fortune from an overtly misogynistic and homophobic organization.

October 3, 2012

While owners and team executives openly throw their cash and endorsements in the political arena, players are often kept silenced through their contracts and team policies.

October 3, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

The once-imprisoned Sarsak is protesting the presence of a former Israeli Defense Forces soldier at the game.

October 1, 2012