Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 29 November 2012

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Australia

Former Wallabies player David Campese has been criticized for his comment on Twitter questioning a newspaper’s decision to engage a female journalist to report on rugby.    [ Equality ]
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-28/campese-slammed-over-sexist-tweet/4396410?section=sport

 

Six members of an Australian surf life saving team have been suspended by Surf Life Saving Australia due to drug and assault allegations, which arose during the World Championships this month in Adelaide.   [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-27/surf-team-suspensions-over-drug-assault-claims/4393926?section=sport

 

The chief executive of AFL football club Collingwood has raised concerns about a growing illegal drug culture in football.  [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/collingwood-chief-gary-pert-warns-of-illegal-drug-culture-in-football/story-fnelctok-1226525234554

 

School Sports Australia has agreed to provide a visual device, as an alternative to the starter gun, to assist a deaf boy competing at a national athletics competition, following a discrimination claim put forward by Deaf Sports Australia.  [ Equality ]
http://ozteacher.com.au/html/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1434%3Afed-deaf-athletes-complaint-resolved&catid=1%3Anews&Itemid=69

 

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Americas

National Hockey League (NHL) fan’s loyalty and trust has been put to the test as the NHL work stoppage reaches 74 days, the dispute centres on the division of the league’s revenue.   [ Ethics - salary/revenue ]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/capitals/nhl-lockout-as-work-stoppage-drags-on-fans-and-the-leagues-business-partners-might-not-return/2012/11/27/a4c272d2-380a-11e2-a263-f0ebffed2f15_story.html

 

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Asia

The Indian Olympic Association faces suspension by the International Olympic Committee, if the forthcoming election of its national Olympic body is conducted with government interference and not under the Olympic Charter.  
[ Well-being ]

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/IOC-to-propose-IOA-suspension-in-Executive-Board-meeting/articleshow/17402806.cms

 

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Europe

The Football Association has opened an investigation into reports of anti-Semitism following West Ham United imposing a life ban on a fan for anti-Semitic chanting and promise of action against other offenders.    [ Racism ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/redknapp-disgusted-at-racist-filth-as-west-ham-issue-life-ban-8353026.html

 

Wales has condemned the action of All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore, whose punch to the head of Welsh lock Bradley Davies, put Davies in hospital with severe concussion. The International Rugby Board has banned Hore for five weeks.    [ Well-being ]
http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/wales-says-all-black-punch-an-absolute-disgrace-20121127-2a491.html

 

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard writes passionately about the need for a gay hero in the world of football    [ Homophobia ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/nov/27/anders-lindegaard-game-needs-gay-hero

 

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