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Olympic Games news and analysis from The Nation
March 14, 2018
‘Icarus’: Best Film Based on a Doping Scheme (but the Wrong One)
The film makes a hero of an admitted wrongdoer.
March 2, 2018
Aly Raisman: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Aly Raisman’s lawsuit against the US Olympic Committee is a call for justice and true accountability.
February 26, 2018
Winter Olympic Roundup: New Athletic Heroes Alongside the Same Old Grifts
The awe-inspiring athletes should not obscure the ugly realities of the games.
February 23, 2018
15 Million Reasons Why Russian Olympians May Get Their Flags Back
Two failed drug tests mean little compared to a large payout from Russia to the IOC.
February 23, 2018
What Do the Pyeongchang Games Mean for South Korea?
Professor Heejoon Chung discusses the ongoing costs of the Olympics, North-South diplomacy, and Los Angeles 2028.
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February 20, 2018
We Need a Better System for Addressing Olympic Doping
A bungled response to Russian doping allegations shows that our regulatory patchwork is disorganized and unjust.
February 14, 2018
Mike Pence and Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe Rain on South Korea’s Olympics Parade
But the pressure could backfire, a former Japanese prime minister tells
February 13, 2018
The Olympics Land on South Korea, Destroying Acres of Sacred Forests
What are we to make of the 2018 Winter Olympics?
February 12, 2018
The Farce of the ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’
The IOC wants to look tough on doping, but the designation has fanned the very nationalism that the Olympics are supposed to hedge against.
February 1, 2018
The Winter Olympics Offers a Glimpse of Peace for Korea
But will it last—and can it rein in Trump’s dangerous saber rattling?