Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 1 November 2012

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Australia

Quade Cooper faced ARU Rugby code of conduct hearing for publicly criticising the Wallabies to both the media and via twitter. His public assertions included his belief that he was being prevented from playing to his full potential. He was fined $40,000 for breaching the ARU’s code of conduct    [ Culture ]
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/cooper-cops-40000-fine-from-aru-for-outbursts-20121031-28k51.html

 

The Adelaide Crows are likely to lose draft picks and face fines following investigations into the AFL club’s breach of the salary cap. It is understood that Kurt Tippett, was paid an extra $300,000 over 3 years   [ Ethics ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/crows-to-be-fined-and-lose-draft-picks/story-fnca0u4y-1226504226518

 

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Americas

The N.C.A.A. has taken a new approach in an attempt to prevent academic and recruitment scandals including greater accountability for head coaches and higher penalties for violations.    [ Fairness ]
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/sports/ncaa-changes-approach-to-penalty-enforcement.html?ref=sports&_r=0

 

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Asia

Chinese fans flood Lance Armstong’s website with mixed messages in response to him being stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles.    [ Drugs in Sport ]
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2012-10/22/content_15837600.htm

 

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Europe

Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, supports players Anton and Rio Ferdinand, arguing that UEFA, FIFA and the English Football Association need to do more to stop racism in football.    [ Racism ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20096158

 

Italian football faces further problems with matching-fixing. This time Serie A side Napoli are facing disciplinary hearings for fixing the outcome of the last game of the 2009-2010 season, to which they lost 1 – 0 against Sampdoria.    [ Match Fixing ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20100404

 

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