As more young people identify as gender diverse, the binary in sports becomes increasingly fraught.
By Kate Sosin, The 19th
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he'll sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
During his campaign, Biden committed to restoring transgender students' access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.
By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press
The young African nation of South Sudan is facing two growing challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and ethnic violence. The dual threats mean little time or investment is left for athletes looking to compete in the Olympics -- so Japan, the…
By Ali Rogin
When Minda Dentler was a baby she contracted polio, which paralyzed her legs. Adopted by an American family, she grew up watching other kids run and jump. It wasn't until business school that she finally felt the wind through her…
By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
Recreational and competitive sports played by people with disabilities are growing in popularity, and the skill levels of the athletes are rising. One of the more established adaptive sports is wheelchair tennis. William Brangham went to the U.S. Open in…
Longstanding U.S. tradition sees champions in many sports visit the White House as a celebratory honor. But in this bitterly polarized era, meeting the president is no longer a routine practice. Many star athletes have opted out of the experience…
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
White Americans by large numbers disapprove of athletes protesting during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," according to a new poll. Black Americans approve of the protests by even wider margins.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week when he refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against injustice he perceives in the U.S. What is the significance of Kaepernick’s actions, and how do they fit…
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