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Ethics
Ethics

The application and study of ethics to sporting contexts has been one of the most prolific areas of intellectual activity in recent years. The growing importance and influence of commercial interests and the changing importance of sport within wider society have obliged both academics and administrators to address fundamental issues about the values associated with, and expressed by, sporting practices and practitioners. Key issues here include: values; fairness and fair play; equality; exploitation; violence, injury and risk; doping and drugs; and human rights (see e.g. Loland et al., 2006; McFee, 2004; Miah, 2004).

Although often used interchangeably with the term morality in modern everyday usage, ethics refers to the ways in which morals (universal codes or principles of right conduct) are understood and studied. According ...

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