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Axios Today podcast: The Iroquois Nationals' fight to the Olympics

The latest episode of our Hard Truths series examining systemic racism in America takes a look at the game of lacrosse.

It was played by Native Americans as far back as the 12th century. The Iroquois people called it a medicine game — it was spiritual. But this isn’t the predominant image of lacrosse today.

Guest: Lyle Thompson, lacrosse player for the Iroquois Nationals.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Justin Kaufmann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at

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