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Japanese PM resigns after Olympic Covid crisis

Japanese PM resigns after Olympic Covid crisis Japan’s prime minister has been forced from office as his popularity plummets due to the government’s handling of coronavirus.

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses 

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses  London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.

Anti-racists take knee on Whitehall over Tories’ football hypocrisy

Anti-racists take knee on Whitehall over Tories’ football hypocrisy  Protests across Britain have confronted Tory racism

Flagging up a problem

Flagging up a problem Remember when the left was against nationalism and flags?

A mistake of Olympic proportions in Tokyo

A mistake of Olympic proportions in Tokyo The Tokyo Olympic Games is set to start this month. Sam Ord investigates the scale of the Covid health crisis ignored by officials, and the reality of how the event build profits and nationalism for rulers

Letters—Protests against football bosses show contradictions

11 May 2021
To see thousands of football fans on the streets opposing the way the billionaire owners had planned to rig the game and stop the European Super League has been brilliant.

LETTERS - Football fans deserve better than the ‘German’ model

26 April 2021
The European Super League (ESL) scandal has shown how capitalism affects every aspect of our lives.

Sport and the system—whose game are we playing?

23 April 2021
Sport offers relief and a sense of collective identity denied to us by capitalism—but bosses also use it to make profits and divide us. Sam Ord explores the contradictions

European Super League stitch-up shows football run for profit, not fans

19 April 2021
The move towards a European Super League is motivated by profit following a year of lockdown restrictions that have strangled some of the club’s income

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry

08 January 2021
Here’s an unsettling glimpse inside a new but highly lucrative entertainment industry

Defend those who back Black Lives Matter

07 December 2020
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

04 December 2020
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

28 August 2020
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

22 October 2019
The racist behaviour by Bulgarian fans against black English footballers was disgusting.

The criminal legacy of the London Olympics

23 July 2019
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.

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