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When an Olympic medal-winning basketball star is detained in a Russian jail, why is silence seen as the best way to get her out?

When an Olympic medal-winning basketball star is detained in a Russian jail, why is silence seen as the best way to get her out?

Brittney Griner is a rock star of the sports world: dreadlocks, tattoos, some level of controversy, one heck of a basketball player, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a six-time WNBA All-Star. Her name is probably only familiar to the most hardcore Kiwi sports fans, those who avidly follow American sports or keep tabs on high-profile female athletes from around the world.

But it may have started to slip into your consciousness in recent weeks. As we have watched horror and despair unfold in Ukraine, sport is continuing to play a small but not insignificant role in global affairs, and Griner…

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