Sports

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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?
An image of a protest outside a Washington Redskins football game.

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.
Two hockey players fighting on the ice rink.

The Social Norms Behind Fighting in Hockey

Why fighting is allowed in hockey, but frowned upon anywhere else.
A photo of football players taking a knee during the National Anthem.

More Than Just a Game: A Follow-Up

Recent comments made by President Trump have further spurred the debate around professional athletes and social activism.
A photo of Colin Kaepernick playing in Super Bowl XLVII

More Than Just a Game? Using Sports as a Political Tool

As Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest spreads, the NFL continues to face soul-searching over the role of activism in professional football.

Growing Pains in the Rapid Rise of eSports

As the audiences and prizes for eSports continue to grow, the sport faces key ethical and regulatory challenges in building its legitimacy.

Sacrifice in the Name of Sport

Risky careers and risky pursuits take up different places in our moral landscape. Where does this leave professional athletes?

A Controversy around the Cheerleading Industry

Cheerleading may uphold questionable views of women and gender roles. For some, it is also their life's passion.