Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 13 December 2012

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Australia

THE PGA Tour of Australia has taken the extraordinary step of reminding players of their responsibilities on social media as tension surrounds the breakdown in talks with Clive Palmer over the Australian PGA’s future on the Sunshine Coast    [ Culture ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/golf/social-media-and-dinosaurs-dont-mix/story-fnaxw0m2-1226534840470

 

Mindful of clubs voicing concern about the challenges facing indigenous youngsters, the AFL will tackle Aboriginal participation at a meeting on Friday   [ Equality ]
http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/aboriginal-issues-afl-takes-a-look-20121212-2bagf.html

 

Reformed drug addict Gavin Crosisca has urged the AFL to revamp its illicit drugs policy, warning players are no longer afraid of the penalties   [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/open-up-on-afl-drug-use-says-gavin-crosisca/story-fnelctok-1226535678776

 

The future of Nathan Tinkler’s Newcastle Knights and Jets is under a significant cloud after the Australian Tax Office moved to have them wound up   [ Ethics - salary/revenue ]
http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/tax-office-moves-on-nathan-tinkler-owned-newcastle-knights-and-jets/story-fndujljl-1226536034364

 

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Americas

Paul Tagliabue overturns suspensions of ‘Bountygate’ Saints Former NFL commissioner finds players’ behaviour ‘detrimental to the league’ but says ‘case has been contaminated’    [ Ethics ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/dec/11/paul-tagliabue-new-orleans-saints-bountygate

 

NHL cancels all games through December    [ Ethics ]
http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20121211001054

 

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Asia

MS Dhoni miffed with Gautam Gambhir’s attitude and on-field ethics and has lodged a complaint to the BCCI against the left-hander    [ Fairness ]
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/series-tournament/england-in-india-2012/top-stories/MS-Dhoni-miffed-with-Gautam-Gambhirs-attitude-and-on-field-ethics-Report/articleshow/17584325.cms

 

Hong Kong should push for a role in IRB Women’s Sevens Series. HK has been a pioneer in promoting women’s rugby; now the city must try to bag a leg of the world sevens series    [ Women in sport ]
http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1100819/hong-kong-should-push-role-irb-womens-sevens-series

 

Frank Lampard: goalline technology will add magic to Club World Cup in Japan    [ Other angles ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/12/frank-lampard-goalline-technology

 

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Europe

A 15-year-old has been arrested by police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday’s Manchester derby.    [ Racism ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-20680549

 

James Lawton: The ‘beautiful game’ is at a crossroads: can anyone out there provide the answers? Football is indeed teetering on the brink of being ungovernable    [ Ethics ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/james-lawton-the-beautiful-game-is-at-a-crossroads-can-anyone-out-there-provide-the-answers-8406702.html

 

Rees retires from leading the fight against corruption Former police officer will step down but tennis’s crackdown on match-fixing continues    [ Match-fixing ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/rees-retires-from-leading-the-fight-against-corruption-8399768.html

 

Players union PFA plans roadshow to wipe out football’s racism blight. High-profile former players to be involved in initiative    [ Racism ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/11/pfa-racism-awareness-football-clubs

 

Turkish police fired tear gas at a wheelchair basketball game after fights broke out between rival fans who also injured several athletes and trashed their wheelchairs    [ Ethics ]
http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/wheelchair-basketball-game-ends-in-tear-gas-in-turkey/story-fndkzqrr-1226534128546

 

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