Pin Kings

They were wrestling teammates and friends. Then they ended up on the opposite side of the drugs trade – one a DEA agent, the other a large scale cocaine smuggler.

The Dictator’s Team

A piece looking at how Syria’s dictatorship has used football to try to win hearts and minds, and the terrible situations players have been put into, even as their national team makes an unlikely bid for World Cup qualification.

Skin in the Game

Like many popular video games the multiplayer first person shooter Counter-Strike is (very) big business, for star player and publisher alike. Less common is a secondary market for in game modifications that has developed into a minimally regulated multi-billion dollar gambling network.