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Can a Trans Runner Like Me Compete Fairly?

In the highly politicized debate over whether transgender women should be allowed to play women’s sports, opinions tend to divide into two starkly opposing camps.

The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff The Nation
The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere. The 2020 Olympics are unfolding like the nightmare scenario so many medical officials predicted.

Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

Naomi Osaka New York Times
We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Musicians sing and write about social movements all the time. Actors voice their opinions. Yet when it comes to athletes, we are often met with criticism for expressing our opinions.

A Call To Arenas! Defend the Right To Vote! Defeat Trump!

Peter Olney The Stansbury Forum
Milwaukee Bucks sports arena Imagine NBA Stars -- outside giant sports arenas used as public polling and voting locations -- acting as poll watchers insuring that urban voters, Black and brown folks, file in unsuppressed by armed Para fascists.

Athletes Speak Out for #BlackLivesMatter; New York Liberty Sets Inspiring Example for All Athletes

Dave Zirin The Nation
Professional athletes have provided a flicker of hope during these agonizing days by speaking out against police violence. "Shut up and play" clearly doesn't fly when black bodies are falling at the hands of those whose job is to serve and protect. Now, after the filmed deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, athletes' statements - which have the potential to reach an audience far beyond the normal political blather - are starting up yet again.
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