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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

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

The new jerseys on the Chilean team Palestino have become a political sports controversy that is rocking the nation.

January 15, 2014

60 Minutes did its tattered reputation no favors in its report about Alex Rodriguez.

January 13, 2014

It is easy to slam the Baseball Hall of Fame voters. It is harder to understand why they leave out the game’s greats.

January 9, 2014

Do you think “Redskins” is offensive and “Seminoles” is not because it has tribal approval? Think again.

January 7, 2014

In what could be an explosive lawsuit, the NFL may have to answer for changes in Jovan Belcher’s brain that led to his murder of Kasandra Perkins and his own suicide.

January 6, 2014

The NFL’s Chris Kluwe and Aaron Rodgers have shown, in distinct ways, that progress for LGBT rights in sports is elusive.

January 2, 2014

On "Black Monday" some firings just mask the rotting stench from the owner’s box.

December 30, 2013