We track four people on their journey.
A look at the history of France's black community
After 74 people were killed in a riot in Port Said, football fans have united in the face of police inaction.
16 Feb 2012 06:12 GMT | Egypt, Israel
More than just a football star, Socrates was also a fearless dissenter against Brazil's military dictatorship.
14 Dec 2011 13:12 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Spain, United States
The end of the NBA lockout has left fans disappointed over the delay and the money sharing of the 1 per cent.
29 Nov 2011 15:03 GMT
Sympathies for Joe Paterno, former Penn State coach, are blinded by the real issue of overlooking child abuse.
Dave Zirin | 22 Nov 2011 11:18 GMT
An assistant football coach at Penn State has been charged with child rape, but higher-ups looked the other way.
Dave Zirin | 10 Nov 2011 13:04 GMT
The strong political statement that was made on Mexico's Olympic Games podium is still relevant today.
Dave Zirin | 30 Sep 2011 11:40 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Rhodesia, South Africa
Intense public interest proves there is a market for women's sports beyond the sometimes raunchy magazine spreads.
Dave Zirin | 18 Jul 2011 13:41 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, United States
A tribute to American footballer John Mackey, who fought for the rights of players as individuals - not commodities.
Dave Zirin | 16 Jul 2011 10:42 GMT
The Dodgers team has a long, iconic history in America - making it hard for fans to accept the fact they are bankrupt.
Dave Zirin | 29 Jun 2011 13:24 GMT | US & Canada, Jamaica, Malaysia, United States
On June 20, 1967, the great Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston for refusing induction in the US armed forces.
Dave Zirin | 21 Jun 2011 13:50 GMT | US & Canada, Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana
Only in a world so upside down could the "Beautiful Game" be used as an instrument of Islamophobia.
Dave Zirin | 09 Jun 2011 11:52 GMT | US & Canada, Jordan, United States
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea