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Olympic Games news and analysis from The Nation
May 15, 2017
‘I Wouldn’t Be Able to Sleep at Night if I Closed My Mouth on Social Issues’
Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks to
about why being a representative figure is more often a blessing than a burden.
May 8, 2017
Los Angeles Residents Start to Organize Against the Olympic Bid
The US Olympic Committee wants the 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles. It won’t happen quietly.
May 2, 2017
21st-Century Trailblazer: Sports and Politics With Ibtihaj Muhammad
The Olympian talks about her experiences in Rio and being a Black Muslim in America.
April 13, 2017
An Olympic-Sized Bribery Scandal Crashes Down on Rio’s Former Mayor Eduardo Paes
Eduardo Paes was supposed to be the future of Brazilian politics. Not anymore.
March 16, 2017
Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike
This is “a fight they don’t want, but must have.”
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January 30, 2017
The Sports World Must Stand With Muslim Athletes
A year of triumph for Muslim sports heroes ends with a slap in the face from Donald Trump’s ban.
December 1, 2016
2016 in Sports: Joy and Resistance While the World Burned
The sports world was an oasis during an otherwise terrible year.
September 28, 2016
On the Passing of HBCU and Olympic Coaching Legend Ed Temple
He trained 40 black woman Olympians who won 23 Olympic medals, thirteen of them gold.
September 14, 2016
Sports, Protest, and Risking Your Life: Interview With 2016 Olympic Medalist and Protester Feyisa Lilesa
Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics for Ethiopia. Then he knowingly endangered his life by challenging Ethiopia to change.
August 25, 2016
This Rio Olympic Medalist Risked His Life to Show Solidarity
With one gesture, Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa seized the Olympics spotlight and educated the world.