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October 2023
Via The Economist, a look at North Korea's women’s football team which is an explosive propaganda tool: George Orwell — who is too good a source of aphorisms to worry about their truth—once opined that sport was “war [...]

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October 2023
Via The Economist, a look at how India's Narendra Modi has seized and politicized Indian cricket: “Cricket is an Indian game accidentally discovered by the English.” The first line of Ashis Nandy’s “The Tao of [...]

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August 2023
Via The Economist, a look at Saudi Arabia's recent spending of a fortune on sport: On August 11th Saudi Arabia’s biggest football competition, the Saudi Pro League, will kick off for the 2023-24 season. Last season’s [...]

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August 2023
Via Football Paradise, an article on CONIFA: In Qatar, the dust, in both a literal and figurative sense, is just settling after a barnstorming three weeks of football produced a raft of historic moments; the drama, [...]
Via SI.com, an article on the impact of restricting an entire population from a sporting event because of the invasion of Ukraine: Everywhere you look in sports these days, Russians are disappearing. The international [...]