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Blog
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.
Blog
Aug 12, 2016

Any Black folks in the house?

Robin Browne
I would congratulate Afro Brazilians for being more than half the population -- if I could only find them.
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.
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)
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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