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Sporting Ethics

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, unpick the knotty issues of ethics in contemporary sport: from salary caps to performance enhancing drugs, from the commercialisation of sport to the wonderful world of sexual harassment and discrimination. Clearly, it’s all much more than a game.

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Who?

Portrait of Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC.

Angela left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career with the ABC in Melbourne. She’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade.

Searching for a new challenge in 2007, Angela ventured where no woman has dared go – the testosterone-charged world of breakfast sports radio.

In 2017 Angela released her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport, and she produced two documentaries about the rise of women in Australian Rules football, League of Her Own (Seven Network) and Heroes (ABC).

Portrait of Gerard Whateley

Gerard Whateley

Gerard Whateley is a broadcaster with ABC Radio Sport fronting the AFL and horse-racing coverage. He is an award-winning journalist who has worked at the Herald Sun and Channel Ten.

Portrait of Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest is a TV and radio broadcaster, actress and writer.

Portrait of Joel Bowden

Joel Bowden

Joel Bowden played for the Richmond Tigers and has been president of the AFL Players Association.

Ethically Speaking

What do we talk about when we talk about ethics? Questions of moral philosophy affect all facets of our everyday existence. There are fundamentals of decency, of responsibility, of community, that underpin and define our society, but what are they?

Every second month throughout 2010 Australia’s finest ethical thinkers and industry experts will come together to tease out those principles that run deeper than our Codes & Practices, our Rules & Regulations. How might we live an ethical life in the minefield of contemporary relations?

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