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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, 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.


Angela Pippos

Angela is an award-winning journalist, presenter, documentary-maker, author and MC. Her most recent documentary, The Record, follows Australia’s dramatic Women’s T20 World Cup campaign and the audacious bid to fill the MCG for the final on International Women’s Day 2020. The two-part documenta... Read more

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. During six years with Australia’s biggest selling daily newspaper, Gerard Whateley gained experience in most areas o... Read more

Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest is a TV and radio broadcaster, actress and writer. Lisa represented first Australia in swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978 as a 14 year old. She returned at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and Brisbane in 1982, where she won two gold medals. In 2000 Lisa Forrest released her... Read more

Joel Bowden

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


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