History, earned

In 2017 I needed reasons to stay alive. My family and friends wrapped their arms around me but they couldn’t always be there. But I had the gentle pace of baseball, the at-bat tactics to focus my mind.

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Hockey is for everyone

Barely a month after I was sexually assaulted, I stood in the ice hockey rink at a small prep school. The holiday tournaments were taking place and I’d foolishly agreed to go. It was too soon for me to be there, that much I knew.

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Editorial: on sport

Sport is emblematic of what goes on in society as a whole. In this issue of PEN Transmissions, we’ve looked at it as a method of inclusion – and exclusion. As a method of belonging as well as of extreme alienation.

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Power to the powerful

Money, power and politics are inherent to sporting events, yet the veil of economic progress, entertainment and sporting frenzy only serves to cover up a far darker reality: in Bahrain, prisons are filled with those who dare voice their opinions.

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