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2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup news and analysis from The Nation
August 16, 2016
This Rio City Council Member Is Standing Up to the Olympics
He got his start trying to legalize marijuana. Now he’s tackling political corruption.
August 1, 2016
The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio
For almost 10 years, Brazil has prepared for the Olympics. Now a majority wish the Games had never darkened their door.
May 10, 2016
Dispatch From Rio: The Muted Olympic Hype Is Deafening
With less than 90 days until the Summer Games, it’s all pain and no party in Rio.
April 21, 2016
The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?
Brazil’s latest political turmoil doesn’t bode well for the 2016 Games in Rio.
April 5, 2016
US Women’s Soccer Is More Popular Than Men’s, but the Players Are Still Paid Less
The men “get paid more to just show up than we get paid to win major championships.”
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March 21, 2016
How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup
Scandals engulfing the country’s elite are not touching the 2016 Olympics. This could very well be by design.
March 2, 2016
Meet Gianni Infantino, the New Head of FIFA
The role of the chief comes with less power and a clear mission to make the operation a bit less rank.
January 27, 2016
Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus
The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations.
July 7, 2014
Before the World Cup Ends, Will the Media Tell the Truth?
There is a narrative emerging in the US press that Brazil’s protests have been small because everyone is just happy with the World Cup. It’s not true.
June 25, 2014
Luis Suárez May Bite, but FIFA Sucks Blood
Suspending Luis Suárez is the right thing to do. But the organization responsible for issuing judgment is absent of moral weight.