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Why Native American lacrosse greats may not have a spot in the 2028 Olympics

Some of the equipment used for lacrosse. (Guillaume Souvant/AFP via Getty Images)
Some of the equipment used for lacrosse. (Guillaume Souvant/AFP via Getty Images)

Lacrosse, the oldest organized sport in North America, will be played at the 2028 Olympics. It’s generated a lot of excitement, but one of the best teams in the world, the Haudenosaunee, might not be on the field because they are not tied to a country. What does it mean when Native Americans perfected the sport, but might not be able to compete at the Olympics?

Haudenosaunee player Randy Staats joins host Robin Young.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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