Reflections on Ethics, Sport and the Consequences of Professionalisation

  title={Reflections on Ethics, Sport and the Consequences of Professionalisation},
  author={Paul Whysall},
  journal={International Strategy \& Policy eJournal},
  • P. Whysall
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Education
  • International Strategy & Policy eJournal
This review of ethical implications of the professionalisation of sport argues that conventional sports ethics, which in the spirit of amateurism emphasise concepts of fair play, are increasingly inappropriate in professional sport. The formalist position, that fair play requires playing within the rules, is explored as are notions of playing to the rules, gamesmanship and cheating. It is argued that ethical problems in elite sport increase as a result of external factors including the… 
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