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Before Mizzou Football, This Virginia Player Staged A Hunger Strike
"I hope more athletes see this and say, 'We have power. We have power to make change in our communities and power to make the world a better place.'"
5 Moments in History When Sports Changed the World
Sometimes political enmity between countries runs so deep, tensions are insurmountable at the slow pace of politics. Yet, the right game at the right time can shift perceptions between enemies.
Floyd Mayweather And King Solomon's Advice For Cleaning Up Washington
Rabbi Joshua Hess
Blogger, 'The FANatic Rabbi'
Despite the fact that our nation is in crisis, our political leadership refuses to let its guard down long enough to abandon political posturing and to find a compromise that will improve our economic problems.
Leave 'Em in the Locker Room: Pro Athletes Make Lousy Public Officials
Host, LIFE (Part 2) on PBS
The sports-industrial complex tends to produce narrow-minded, self-centered, ethically-challenged mercenaries who are deeply submissive to established authority and fiercely dedicated to winning by any means possible.
The Singing of National Anthems in International Soccer
Professor, University of Michigan
The iconography of a national team's players singing the anthem has lent the World Cup a nationalistic air and martial demeanor that did not exist in soccer until sometime in the 1990s
The Year in "Political Sports"
Sports correspondent, The Nation Magazine
In 2008, the wall between sports and politics, which we are told is as immutable as Gibraltar, was not only challenged, it was thoroughly breached.
Obama's Historic Campaign Has Energized Apathetic Lockerrooms -- What Took Them So Long?
Obama's candidacy has clearly motivated many professional athletes to reject the popular notion that political activity somehow taints them in the marketplace.
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