Sportswashing, a History
Sports, Politics, and Autocracy Photo Credit: AP News/ Jon Super By Kurt JohnstonStaff Writer Qatar has a higher FIFA world ranking than Global Freedom Score. It is also hosting this year’s edition of the biggest sporting event in the world: the football World Cup. From a purely sporting perspective, Qatar’s appointment as host is already…
Op-Ed: The NBA’s Recent Capitulation to COVID Skepticism and its Distortment of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Photo Credit: Paxton Holley By Andrew CamposDirector of Operations 1992 was a simpler time. “The Dream Team” — the outstanding 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team that heralded the legendary likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird — collectively sought to earn a Gold Medal after the American team had lost to the Soviet…
China, Hong Kong, and Basketball: How One Tweet Started a Firestorm in the NBA
How much responsibility do companies bear in speaking out on politically salient issues? What happens when speaking out has a direct impact on their profits? Staff writer Nicholas Kishaba on the recent case of China and the NBA.