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Ep #77 Mutual Assistance & The “Value” of the Olympics: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 25th, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #77 Mutual Assistance & The “Value” of the Olympics: This Month on TFS And we’re back! This week we’d like to introduce our…

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Wrestling with Uncertainty in Dakar’s Banlieue

Elyse Bailey , August 15th, 2016

Dakar’s aspiring wrestlers forge entrepreneurial career paths in an uncertain local economy. Children playing at wrestling at an écurie (wrestling school) in the Dakar suburb of Yeumbeul. Young…

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The Olympic Future of Mixed Martial Arts

Elyse Bailey , August 8th, 2016

MMA offers a brutal competitive antidote to the cult of the passive spectator, writes D. S. Farrer The Olympics should embrace Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the world’s fastest…

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Sport Mega-Events and Global Political Economy

Elyse Bailey , August 5th, 2016

Olympic Games have become the largest international diplomatic and corporate gatherings, write Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier. In May 2015, American and Swiss authorities swooped into the annual…

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The Straight Dope on Regulating Fair Play in Sport

Elyse Bailey , July 29th, 2016

Why do so many athletes seem to be cheating? Kathryn Henne delves into the rules surrounding doping and gender in sport.   Maria Sharapova, pictured here at the…

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Danger and the Rio Olympics

Drybread , July 9th, 2016

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Kristen Drybread.] The 2016 Olympics in Rio are fast approaching. For the past two months, people I haven’t seen in years—and people I…

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In the Journals – April 2015

Sean Miller , April 21st, 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. With winter…