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Aug 15, 2016

Why I don't care about the Olympics

Emily Blake
The pressure to enjoy the Olympic games can be overwhelming, but here are some reasons why you might want to turn your attention elsewhere.
Book Review
Aug 4, 2016

The Olympics are not what they seem

Jacqueline Kennelly
So, the Rio Olympics start on Friday. Instead of the typical media tributes to Olympic success, let's look at the political resistance to the Olympic behemoth, past and present.
News
Feb 24, 2014
Photo: flickr/Atos International

Seven severe flops served up by the Sochi Olympics

Jessie Johnston
The Sochi Olympics were so great, right?! Wrong. Don't let the flash deceive you, these Games served up a litany of issues from human rights abuses to environmental destruction.
Blog
Nov 29, 2013

Why not boycott the NFL?

Meghan Murphy
While the white, male left focuses on consumerism and 'Buy Nothing Day,' they conveniently ignore the sexist, corporate NFL.
Photos
Aug 7, 2013

Russia, homophobia and the Olympics

rabble staff
Russia's anti-gays laws have sparked protests worldwide, like this one in New York City. (Photo: Bosc d'Anjou / flickr)
Book Review
Apr 26, 2013

Dave Zirin: Where sports and politics collide

Mike Elk
Dave Zirin's new book, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down, explores the intersection of sports and politics over the past three years.
Podcast
Jan 16, 2013

Book: Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

Redeye
Helen Lenskyj says that women athletes are held to a rigid standard of heterosexual attractiveness. The result is that some woman athletes have even resorted to plastic surgery to fit the image.

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