Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 20 December 2012

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&nbspCricket: Siddle cleared of ball abuse   [ Fairness ]


NRL: Referees under the pump to cut blunders   [ Ethics ]


AFL urged to follow NFL lead on knocks with a mandatory week off for concussed players   [ Well-being ]


AFL: Demons ponder evidence over the serious allegations the club tanked in order to gain better draft picks in 2009.   [ Match-fixing ]


Cycling is cleaner than AFL, NRL – Ryan   [ Match-fixing ]–ryan-20121219-2bnb3.html




Player kicked off team at North Alabama for racial slur about Obama    [ Racism ]


Sandy Hook shootings: NFL, Giants, Patriots honor victims today    [ Integrity ]


NFL: Jordan Black says suspension had ‘nothing to do with steroids’    [ Drugs in sport ]




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 ]


Bin Hammam handed second life ban by FIFA. Hammam from Qatar was found guilty of ‘repeated violations’ of its code of ethics    [ Ethics ]




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 ]


Mario Balotelli’s legal challenge is latest chapter of mad story. The player has come to represent football at its anarchic worst    [ Ethics ]


Liverpool midfielder Suso fined by FA for calling Jose Enrique ‘gay’ on Twitter    [ Homophobia ]


Racism row in Russian soccer with fans demanding no gay, black or South American players    [ Racism ]





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 ]


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 ]


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