Joey Cheek Ranks Among the Last of the Activist Athletes – washingtonpost.com

“You can’t do everything you think is right, but I think everyone should fight for something,”

via Joey Cheek Ranks Among the Last of the Activist Athletes – washingtonpost.com. [Update: the headline as published in the post is “As an activist athlete, Cheek is a rarity”.]

Team Darfur athletes are profiled in the Washington Post!

It’s an interesting article.  I constantly wonder what the Beijing Olympics did to the tradition of athlete activism, and what the future of that dual role is.

Of course, the Iranian soccer team’s recent action shows that athlete activism, while perhaps quiet in the US, is definitely not dead.

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About Martha Heinemann Bixby

Advocacy. Politics. Life. Martha Heinemann Bixby.
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