Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 20 December 2012

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Australia

&nbspCricket: Siddle cleared of ball abuse   [ Fairness ]
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/siddle-cleared-of-ball-abuse-20121218-2bl6v.html

 

NRL: Referees under the pump to cut blunders   [ Ethics ]
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/referees-under-the-pump-to-cut-blunders-20121215-2bgcq.html

 

AFL urged to follow NFL lead on knocks with a mandatory week off for concussed players   [ Well-being ]
http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/afl-urged-to-follow-nfl-lead-on-knocks-20121218-2bl6m.html

 

AFL: Demons ponder evidence over the serious allegations the club tanked in order to gain better draft picks in 2009.   [ Match-fixing ]
http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/demons-ponder-evidence-20121219-2bnr5.html

 

Cycling is cleaner than AFL, NRL – Ryan   [ Match-fixing ]
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/cycling-is-cleaner-than-afl-nrl–ryan-20121219-2bnb3.html

 

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Americas

Player kicked off team at North Alabama for racial slur about Obama    [ Racism ]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2012/12/18/north-alabama-player-kicked-off-team-for-racial-slur-about-obama/

 

Sandy Hook shootings: NFL, Giants, Patriots honor victims today    [ Integrity ]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2012/12/16/sandy-hook-shootings-nfl-giants-patriots-honor-victims-today/

 

NFL: Jordan Black says suspension had ‘nothing to do with steroids’    [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2012/12/18/jordan-black-says-suspension-had-nothing-to-do-with-steroids/

 

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Asia

Cricket: Wasim hails Bangladesh decision to tour Pakistan which had been suspended since March 2009 after militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus    [ Sport-social justice ]
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/wasim-hails-bangladesh-decision-to-tour-pakistan-20121219-2blwx.html

 

Bin Hammam handed second life ban by FIFA. Hammam from Qatar was found guilty of ‘repeated violations’ of its code of ethics    [ Ethics ]
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/bin-hammam-handed-second-life-ban-by-fifa-20121218-2bl3q.html

 

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Europe

Olympics funding: Handball player feels ‘misled and cheated.’ Handball, basketball, table tennis and wrestling – lost all central support for elite athletes in the build-up to Rio 2016    [ Other angles ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/20774107

 

Mario Balotelli’s legal challenge is latest chapter of mad story. The player has come to represent football at its anarchic worst    [ Ethics ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/james-lawton-mario-balotellis-legal-challenge-is-latest-chapter-of-mad-story-8424620.html

 

Liverpool midfielder Suso fined by FA for calling Jose Enrique ‘gay’ on Twitter    [ Homophobia ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-midfielder-suso-fined-by-fa-for-calling-jose-enrique-gay-on-twitter-8424216.html

 

Racism row in Russian soccer with fans demanding no gay, black or South American players    [ Racism ]
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/racism-row-in-russian-soccer-20121218-2bkyo.html

 

 

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Africa

The South African Football Association is in crisis, just two months away from hosting the African Nations Cup, after five top officials were suspended following a Fifa report into alleged match-fixing    [ Match-fixing ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/dec/18/kirsten-nematandani-match-fixing-video

 

Rainbow crew takes on the world. Kids from the poverty-stricken and land-locked townships of Eastern Cape in South Africa don’t generally grow up to become Olympic sailors    [ Sport-social justice ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/rainbow-crew-takes-on-the-world/story-e6frg7mf-1226540698595

 

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