A new book traces the struggle for equality on the soccer pitch and beyond.
A new professional league underscores the growing clout of Argentina’s women’s movement.
La NBA es cada vez más una marca global, pero solo hay un lugar donde la expansión internacional tiene sentido.
An examination of the final medal tally at the recently concluded 2012 Olympics shows many countries familiar to the ranks of the top 10. The United States placed first overall, followed by China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia, France, South Korea, and Italy. What are the ingredients to these countries’ consistent success in … Read more Why Did Brazil Underwhelm in the London Olympics?
In 1973, Billie Jean King invited 62 other women tennis players to a meeting in London and convinced them to join her in the creation of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). It was a first step toward male-female equality in the sport that King had championed for years. Today, the WTA runs 52 tournaments in … Read more There But Not Equal
When Brazil’s national soccer team flew home with the 1970 Jules Rimet trophy from that year’s World Cup, the players’ first stop was Brasilia, where they were warmly welcomed by then-leader General Emilio Garrastazu Médici. To everyone’s surprise, Médici had opened the presidential palace gates to the general public for the first time since the … Read more Sports Populism