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USA’s Raven Saunders gesturing on the podium after winning the  Olympic silver medal in the women’s shot put  in Tokyo.  Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The Irish women’s hockey team took the knee just before the final game in their Pool A match against Britain last week. The British team also made the(...)

Italy players sing their national anthem before at the start of the  Euro 2020 final. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

It is always distressing when something pleasant disrupts the bitter, self-satisfied prejudices you’ve clung onto for decades. No doubt that charming (...)

Dina Asher-Smith says “protesting and expressing yourself is a fundamental human right.” File photograph: Marco M Mantovani/Getty Images

Opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s ban on podium protests at the Tokyo Games intensified on Friday with more than 150 athletes, acade(...)

Lucy Bronze takes the knee before Great Britain’s opening football clash with Chile. Photograph:  Masashi Hara/Getty

The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers have banned their social media teams from posting pictures of athletes taking the knee a(...)

Michael Johnson: “Given that we have this momentum, we need to start seeing change right now.” File photograph: Getty Images

Michael Johnson has urged the world’s leading sports stars to take a stand in support of Black Lives Matter and play their part in stamping out the sc(...)

American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medal winners in the 200m, stage their famous protest as  they give the black power salute on the winners’ podium  during the Olympic Games in Mexico.

By now we should have been six weeks away and drawing up the list of venues and events not to be missed. It feels a bit weird for anyone who has map(...)

The German soccer team giving a  Nazi salute at the Berlin Olympic games in 1936. Photograph:  Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

They always tell you that sport and politics don’t mix. It’s obvious. When people attend sporting events they don’t want to hear about Donald Trump, g(...)

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(...)

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