ETHICS AND INTEGRITY – what should we do?

‘Ethical leadership in sport – What’s your ENDgame?

10 April 2014
Following last week’s well-attended BOSS Summit (Business of Sport Summit) via Twitter has re-affirmed to me that the mark of the next era of sport is going to be questions of ethics and integrity.

Many of the comments posted reflect that integrity has underlined every theme raised at the event – competitive balance, fair play, developing the brand, relationships with multiple stakeholders… the list goes on.

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‘Social media and our sportspeople – the pleasure and the pain’

27 March 2014
Fans targeting professional players, and players targeting other players with abuse, is not new and has a long history in Australian sport. On any particular weekend at local sporting fields around the country there will also invariably be cases of taunts by players, bullying by spectators, and parents yelling verbal abuse at kids.

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‘Sport: A black day with a silver lining’

14 February 2014
There has been much negative commentary in the media and sporting circles around the press conference one year ago where the ministers of the day, Kate Lundy and Jason Clare, announced the outcomes of the Australian Crime Commission’s inquiry and report into organised crime and drugs in Australian sport. Our favourite national pastime was under attack they declared. A bombshell was detonated that day, whose aftershocks are still rippling across the Australian sports landscape.

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‘Drugs in sport – the carrot not the stick’

28 November 2013
Drugs in sport are back in the news of late. In fact, since Lance Armstrong came clean it seems the issue has never been out of the spotlight.

Armstrong admitted in January to years of using performance-enhancing drugs to help him in cycling. He claimed he competed on a level playing field because many of his rivals doped and feels he was unfairly targeted for punishment.

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‘The good, bad and ugly sides of sport’

16 September 2013
Well, it was another week of sport delivering the good, the bad and the downright ugly. There’s certainly too much of the negative and not enough of the positive in sport for my liking recently. We may not have reached the dizzying heights of the 2013 NFL off-season with 37 players being arrested or charged with crimes, but there certainly has been a lot of talk in the media, in the stands and on the couches about the current state of sport in Australia. Is it in disarray? Has it lost its meaning? Does it need to be saved?

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