Sports

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How Can the 2022 Olympic Games Remain Neutral?

The International Olympic Committee asks that we celebrate sport while holding our tongues.
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Moral Luck and the Judgment of Officials

What responsibility do judges bear in assessing individual's moral culpability for outcomes that are the product of luck.
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Should College Football Be Canceled?

The pandemic is laying bare all sorts of troubling relations and concerning arrangements. And COVID-19 may be the least of college football's problems.
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Novak Djokovic and the Expectations of Celebrity

Do the responsibilities of celebrity extend to keeping some of their opinions to themselves? Must they play by a different set of rules than the general public?
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The (un)Fairness of Cis-Only Sports

Trans athletes are being barred from competing with their cis counterparts under the guise of "inclusion" and protecting the integrity of sport, but what does fairness demand?
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Prejudice in the NFL?

The NFL has a troubling history of racial prejudice infecting everything from the huddle to the sidelines and the owner's box to the press box.
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“Phantom Champion” Memorabilia and Global Justice

Professional sports has its own "fast fashion" problem, and its current "solution" is hardly a cure.
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Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick: Is It Business or Personal?

What responsibility, if any, does JAY-Z have with regards to Colin Kaepernick and his partnership with the NFL?
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Jay-Z and the NFL: Hypocrisy or Suite Participation?

What, if any, obligation does Jay-Z, as a high-profile advocate for social justice and a recognizable brand, have to not condone or distract from the NFL's many public relation problems?
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Do Women’s Soccer Players Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Play?

In assessing the different sides of the debate there are a number of relevant factors at play from relative commercial value to social message and even historical injustice.