Tommie Smith

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Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Photograph: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

The press junkets for Marvel pictures are always spectacular events. Drawing on the talents of enough busy professionals to dredge a second Suez Canal(...)

 Harry Edwards: teaches sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He also works to place minorities into the front offices of professional football teams. Photograph: by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

It’s common when writing about Dr Harry Edwards to use the word ‘towering,’ partly in reference to his status as scholar and activist at the frontier (...)

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Cork. “I went from Seán Óg – ‘oh, isn’t the mother from somewhere exotic?’ – to Seán Óg ‘oh yeah, he lives in Park Dale’ and I became one of the community. That’s what the GAA did for us.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the promotional video for the Centra #WeAreHurling campaign, launched on Monday, Cork All-Ireland-winning captain Séan Óg Ó hAilpín recalls how the(...)

Mal Whitfield (right) of the USA beats Arthur Wint of Jamaica to win the 800 metres at the 1948 London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images.

Between winning 800m golds at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, Mal Whitfield was a master sergeant in the US Air Force. He flew 27 combat mission(...)

The IOC, United Nations and Sochi 2014 flags fly in front of national flags in the Coastal Athlete’s Village at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photograph: Reuters

It’s apt that possibly the most powerful single image in sport – Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics – isn’t(...)