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Olympic Games news and analysis from The Nation
July 21, 2021
The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics
The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.
July 20, 2021
The Greatest: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Muhammad Ali
The directors of the new Ali documentary talk about bringing a larger-than-life figure back down to earth.
July 16, 2021
Anti-Asian Racism and the 2020 Olympic Games
How can IOC President Thomas Bach force through these games against the will of 80 percent of the population? It helps if you don’t even know who they are.
July 8, 2021
Olympic Athletes Deserve Freedom of Speech
The IOC’s efforts to stifle dissent have no place in a free society.
July 2, 2021
Gwen Berry Is the Hero We Need
The Olympic hammer thrower is facing attacks similar to those felt by anti-racist educators and activists around the country. And she is not backing down an inch.
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June 16, 2021
The IOC Says the 2032 Olympics Are Coming to Brisbane
Amid turmoil, the IOC selected Brisbane for the 2032 games under a shroud of secrecy.
June 8, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril
Staging the Olympics amid a state of emergency and a coronavirus upsurge has led top officials to question whether they should happen at all.
May 21, 2021
Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend
The 1968 Olympian’s legacy is as relevant as ever.
May 13, 2021
The IOC Is Now Daring Olympic Athletes to Protest
By trying to stamp out protest at the Tokyo Games, the IOC has set the stage for a more meaningful dissent.
April 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics Are in Trouble
The pandemic has driven support for the Summer Olympics in Japan to historically low levels.