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Olympic Games news and analysis from The Nation
November 20, 2021
Where Is Peng Shuai? And What Is the IOC Going to Do About It?
With the 2022 Beijing Olympics looming, the IOC’s silence in the case of a missing tennis star who accused a Chinese official of sexual assault speaks volumes.
November 18, 2021
We Need Barcelona’s Hidden Radical History Now More Than Ever
The 1992 Barcelona Olympics changed a city that in the 1930s wanted to change the course of world history.
October 27, 2021
100 Days to the Beijing Olympics
As the countdown to the Winter Olympics begins, the games are already engulfed in controversy.
October 15, 2021
The LA Olympics Are Being Planned Behind Closed Doors
The city council is making arrangements for the 2028 games without public transparency or accountability.
August 24, 2021
Tokyo Hosts a Dangerous Paralympics in the Shadow of Covid
The Paralympics are supposed to be a celebration of people with disabilities. Instead, they will put many immunocompromised people at enormous risk.
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August 19, 2021
Black Women Olympians Showed Us What It Means to Be Excellent—and Human
If there is a sea change in the way mental health is understood in elite sports, it is being led by Simone Biles and other Black women.
August 10, 2021
Despite the Ban, Protest Emerges at the Olympics
The IOC’s efforts to quell visible dissent failed.
August 9, 2021
Misogynistic Hate Will Not Stop Korean Feminism
Male chauvinists launched a campaign to humiliate An San, a 20-year-old archer. Instead of giving in, she won another gold.
Lee Hyun Choi
August 3, 2021
A Covid Surge and Record Heat Have Created a Cursed Olympic Games
The “2020” Tokyo Olympics are being held in dangerous heat during a deadly pandemic.
July 23, 2021
Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics
The city is the center of a great experiment at a dangerous new phase of the pandemic.
Chelsea Szendi Schieder