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Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry Here’s an unsettling glimpse inside a new but highly lucrative entertainment industry

Defend those who back Black Lives Matter

Defend those who back Black Lives Matter Tory minister George Eustice has given “shelter to racists” after he failed to condemn Millwall football fans who booed players “taking the knee” for Black Lives Matter.

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour This new film is set over 20 years ago, but the pressures on athletes remain the same today. Nick Clark recommends this visceral look into the elite sport

Tour de France—how bosses are putting profits above safety

Tour de France—how bosses are putting profits above safety As the year’s biggest cycling event begins Nick Clark investigates if such sporting events can be safe in the Covid-19 pandemic

LETTERS - The racism in football is not only about Bulgarian Nazis

LETTERS - The racism in football is not only about Bulgarian Nazis The racist behaviour by Bulgarian fans against black English footballers was disgusting.

The criminal legacy of the London Olympics

The criminal legacy of the London Olympics A new book exposes the corruption and dodgy deals behind the 2012 Olympic Games in London, writes Simon Basketter

Caster Semenya's success should be celebrated, not denigrated

23 August 2016
South African athlete Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 metre gold medal at the Olympics.

As the Rio Olympics loom - the brutal reality of Brazil's eviction games

02 August 2016
A city planned for the rich and ‘slavery’ for workers while the poor are cleansed for being in the way. Andy Brown and Simon Shaw expose the Rio Olympic Games

LETTERS: Don’t condemn all fans for Russian fascists’ violence

21 June 2016
It was an open secret that Russian far right ultras aimed to fight in the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament in France.

Hillsborough campaigner on inquest results - 'I'm elated with the result, but angry at the system'

26 April 2016
Ninety six Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough football disaster were unlawfully killed.

Jury retires to consider its decisions in Hillsborough inquests

06 April 2016
The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has retired today, Wednesday, to consider its decisions. The jury will consider the medical cause and time of death of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough cops amended statements ‘significantly’

05 April 2016
Coroner Sir John Goldring is continuing to sum up evidence given to fresh inquests relating to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Hillsborough match commander admits he made mistake during day of disaster

08 March 2016
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield accepted that it was a mistake not to close the tunnel to pens 3 and 4, a court has heard.

Police chief at Hillsborough made 'serious mistake', court is told

01 March 2016
Police chief David Duckenfield accepted it was a “serious mistake” to accept the role of match commander in the run-up to the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.

‘No pathological basis’ for exclusion of evidence at original Hillsborough inquest, say medical experts

27 October 2015
Fresh inquests into the deaths of fans who were crushed during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have heard of serious problems with the original inquests.

Hillsborough - more evidence heard about altered police statements

06 October 2015
An inquest court has heard evidence about the alteration of police statements in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough - 'Inspector put words in my mouth' says ex-cop

06 October 2015
A former police officer has told a court that a West Midlands Police (WMP) officer pressured him to change his evidence on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Fair Play for Palestine demo in Wales shows solidarity movement is growing

08 September 2015
Up to 1,500 Palestine solidarity campaigners marched through Cardiff last Saturday as the Israeli football team played Wales in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Socialist Worker's coverage of the Hillsborough inquests

08 September 2015
Fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster heard evidence for over two years. The jury is now considering its decisions. Here is Socialist Worker's full coverage of the inquests so far

Hillsborough cop: ‘I was one of the officers who pushed people back into the pen’

28 July 2015
Fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster are continuing to hear evidence about fans’ last movements.

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