Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 15 November 2012

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Australia

In the wake of jockey Damien Oliver being charged this week, with illegal betting and using a mobile phone at the track two years ago, there is continuing speculation if Racing Victoria put its marketing and commercial concerns, ahead of the integrity of the sport, by allowing Oliver to ride during the 2012 Spring Racing Carnival.    [ Integrity ]
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/damien-oliver-charged-racing-victoria-denies-deal-was-struck-with-jockey-20121113-298xt.html?skin=text-only

 

International Cycling Union (UCI) voting rules are under scrutiny as the next president of the Oceania Cycling Federation is decided with each country having equal representation in the vote, despite one country having only 7 members   [ Equality ]
www.abc.net.au/sport/offsiders/content/2010/s3630186.htm

 

Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy has announced an independent review of Cycling Australia to be completed by the end of the year and the establishment of the National Integrity of Sport Unit.   [ Integrity ]
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/retired-judge-heads-review-of-cycling-australia-20121107-28xju.html

 

Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy has announced an independent review of Cycling Australia to be completed by the end of the year and the establishment of the National Integrity of Sport Unit.   [ Integrity ]
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/retired-judge-heads-review-of-cycling-australia-20121107-28xju.html

 

Swimming Australia announces a cultural review of the sport at the elite level   [ Culture ]
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1710785/Swimming-Australia-launch-culture-review

 

The AFL confirms three new charges have been laid against the Adelaide Crows in relation to draft tampering and salary cap cheating.   [ Ethics ]
http://www.smh.com.au/afl/afl-news/more-charges-over-tippett-20121114-29bfd.html?skin=text-only

 

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Americas

The Argentine tax agency, AFIP plan to appeal a decision made by a Federal tax court judge, who dismissed a case looking into dozens of football player transfers suspected of violating laws for tax evasion and money laundering.    [ Ethics ]
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Judge-turns-down-case-over-suspicious-transfers-4037037.php

 

The head football coach at Washington State School Mike Leach facing allegations of emotional, verbal and physical abuse, denies any wrong doing but President Elson Floyd has asked the school’s athletic department to investigate.   [ Well-being ]
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/WSU-s-Leach-denies-abuse-charge-4031337.php

 

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Asia

Japanese students have written essays about the healing and transformational role sport can play following the 2011 Tsunami catastrophe. Ryo Sato, a basketballer, has written his essay about the grief of the tsunami and the joy of basketball.    [ Well-being ]
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/sports/after-tsunami-grief-and-the-joy-of-basketball.html?ref=sports

 

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Europe

Chelsea Football Club and the Football Association have been accused of a ‘cover-up’ for not referring alleged inappropriate racial comments, by referee Mark Clattenburg toward two Chelsea players, to the poiice.    [ Racism ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20321225

 

Successful jockey Frankie Dettori has tested positive for a banned substance at a race in France in September and faces an enquiry by the medical committee of France Gallop.    [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/nov/13/frankie-dettori-positive-test-crossroads-career

 

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