Sports

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Colorblindness, the World Cup, and the Difficulty of Hyphenated Identities

When Trevor Noah called France's World Cup win an African victory, he incited a response from the French Ambassador. Ultimately, the debate leads to important questions of hyphenated identities and colorblindness.
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States’ Rights, Sports, and the Harm of Gambling

The Supreme Court recently paved the way for legalization of sports betting. What will the implications be?
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Should the NFL’s Players Have to Pay to Protest?

The NFL's response to the #TakeAKnee demonstrations has revived the debate over patriotism and protest.
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For Testosterone Testing in Sports

Though some advocates may shy away from testosterone testing in sports, there could be some compelling reasons for doing so.
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Against Testosterone Testing in Sports

A major sports association now requires testosterone testing for female athletes. That is a mistake.
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NFL to Cheerleaders: Down Girl!

Cheerleading has often been seen as problematic for women. The revelation of the NFL's contracts for cheerleaders hasn't changed that.
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Is it Time for a Permanent Olympic Venue?

For many countries, hosting the Olympics brings in fewer tourists and more debt -- would a permanent location change that?
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From the Field to the Podium, Appropriating Native American Culture

Appropriation of Native American culture is not only limited to the football field.
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What’s so Wrong with Doping in Sports?

With Russia's Olympic team disqualified from the 2018 games for using performance-enhancing drugs, it merits consideration why doping is so controversial in the first place.
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The Social Norms Behind Fighting in Hockey

Why fighting is allowed in hockey, but frowned upon anywhere else.