Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
The idea of prohibiting Russia from entering the Olympics due to its anti-LGBT oppression makes less sense the more you examine its premise.
Three different sports stories share the common thread of reflecting the racism that's surfaced in the Summer of 2013.
Any serious discussion about performance enhancing drugs in baseball needs to address the fact that it is Latin American players who are getting caught.
Alex Rodriguez is facing unprecedented sanctions by Major League Baseball, which is exactly why the union should have his back.
The two most dissected young people of 2013 show how this country eats its young.
The decision to go ahead with a new Red Wings hockey arena in bankrupt Detroit says so much more than its backers want us to hear.
In the NFL, a racist idea gains surprising currency after the arrest of Aaron Hernandez.
In 100 degree heat, 1,000 people gathered to draw the strength to build a new Civil Rights Movement.