There is an evolutionary reason why humans enjoy sitting around watching a fire, river, or television screen.
Sports have been tied to power as long as they’ve been played. For modern-day athletes, how does their power extend beyond the field?
The clash of Senegalese wrestling with international anti-doping regulations highlights the cultural biases built into modern athletics.
What do a figurine from Greenland, a burning desire to win, and one man’s plot to overcome a goat's curse have to do with the World Series?
Fiji’s national identity is deeply entangled with rugby, but not everyone is encouraged to play.
The Olympic Games aren’t financially rational, but their value can be explained in other ways.