The widespread surprise and alarm over Barack Obama's recently revealed "kill list" for suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens and innocent bystanders, is a case of misplaced shock.
At least in the 20th century the Games were about something, though it wasn't athletes, it was ideology. Now all that sport-inflected ideology is obsolete, though of course the issues aren't.
Who benefits from porn? Who benefits from women's boxing? Who benefits from special immigration exceptions?
While mainstream pundits are celebrating the recognition of women's boxing as a step forward for women, one writer insists that it is more complicated than that.
The Olympics! And baseball, Toronto police, and hop-hop.
While most reactions to the Penn State sexual abuse cover-up focus on irresponsible individuals, this piece looks deeper at the hypermasculine sporting culture that made the cover-up possible.
In soccer, the contemporary player who most refuses to be regulated is Mario Balotelli. Nicknamed "Super Mario," Balotelli is one of the first black players to represent Italy.
The F Word
The F Word explores gendered discrimination in international sport, featuring an interview with Nikki Dryden, Canadian Olympic athlete and human rights attorney.
The F Word
Sandy Wells talks to The F Word about how treating 'hypoandrogenism' in female athletes is representative of the current state of systematic sexism in sport.
Underdog horses who win can suggest that those without economic and cultural privilege can sometimes make it big, despite stacked odds.