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Ethically Speaking: Sporting Ethics

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Sometimes it can feel that we hold our sporting stars to unreasonable standards. After all, if they can kick a ball or run and generally behave themselves in the sporting arena shouldn’t that be the only code of practice that matters? But sports stories in the news are as often about appropriate behaviour outside the sport as they are about medals and premierships.

Chaired by sporting journalist Angela Pippos, our panel of experts - featuring Gerard Whateley, Lisa Forrest and Joel Bowden - tackles the knotty issues of ethics in contemporary sport: touching subjects such as Melbourne Storm’s violation of the rugby salary cap, performance enhancing drugs, sex and race discrimination, and media responsibility. Clearly, it’s all much more than a game.

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