Writer, journalist, filmmaker and tennis enthusiast David Berry reveals tennis’ secret radical history, writes Alex Salmon.
Alex Salmon reviews Danielle Laidley’s 2022 memoir, Don’t Look Away, which tells the story of her life — from growing up in Perth’s northern suburbs, through to her professional football career and gender transition.
The kicking of the first ball in Qatar will induce a collective sporting amnesia for which the Socceroos will be complicit, argues Binoy Kampmark.
Those claiming that “activist” athletes are “mixing sports with politics” support a different type of politics. Alex Salmon argues we need to support brave players demanding their club not be used to enhance the reputation of corporations.
Perth's Black Swan Theatre Company has raised the profile of sport-related concussion in a new play, Barracking for the Umpire and by organising a public forum on the subject. Barry Healy reports.
Suzanne James asks why the Australian Football League is so racist and, with clubs raking in billions in multi-stream revenue, why are taxpayers funding them?
Kaepernick & America portrays a person of courage and commitment while revealing the racist sickness at the heart of US culture, writes Barry Healy.
Where do we draw the line when deciding who has an “unfair” advantage in elite sports, asks Mary Merkenich?
The FIFA World Cup, due to begin in Qatar in November, will be stained by one of the highest casualty rates amongst workers in the competition’s history, reports Binoy Kampmark.
The Sri Lankan government is hoping the Australian cricket tour will distract from the economic and political crisis engulfing the country, writes Binoy Kampmark.
The institutional integration of sports with the military has reproduced authoritarian sports cultures, writes Janaka Biyanwila. Popular protests demanding regime change are also about demilitarising the state.
The rebranding of Saudi Arabia's blood-stained image using sports has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, palace coup plotter and figure behind the butchering of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Well-known Indigenous photojournalist Barbara McGrady's Deadly Sports Heroes photo exhibition was launched in Glebe on March 26, reports Jim McIlroy.
In 1921, an international association was founded to unify workers' sports and gymnastics organisations into support centers for class struggle, writes John Riddell.
Chinese-American Olympian Eileen Gu (Gu Ailing) is the first “action-sports” athlete to win three medals at the same Olympics, but is under attack for competing for China, reports Malik Miah.
Rio Tinto's plan to mine lithium in Serbia has been scuttled in the wake of Novak Djokovic's deportation and against a backdrop of huge anti-mining protests and the country's upcoming elections in April, reports Binoy Kampmark.