Edge of Sports: Athletes in the Age of Reaction

Using sports as a diversion has been a feature of autocratic societies since the days of ancient Rome. As society veers toward autocracy, some have declared 2022 “the year of sportswashing.”

Using sports as a diversion has been a feature of autocratic societies since the days of ancient Rome. As society veers toward autocracy, some have declared 2022 "the year of sportswashing."


This content originally appeared on The Progressive — A voice for peace, social justice, and the common good and was authored by Dave Zirin.


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