Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 6 December 2012

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Australia

A cultural gap as big as that in the rankings has emerged between Australia and Hong Kong with the local coach accusing Socceroos boss Holger Osieck of disrespecting his team.    [ Culture ]
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/football/firedup-hong-kong-gives-disrespectful-socceroos-a-fright-20121204-2arqd.html

 

Bernard Tomic’s career appears at the crossroads after he was dropped from Australia’s Davis Cup side amidst reports Tennis Australia will cut support funding for the 20-year-old due to his poor attitude.   [ Fairness ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/tomic-dumped-from-davis-cup/story-fnbe6xeb-1226531050517

 

On his first day as Racing Victoria’s chief executive, Bernard Saundry sent a strong message to those flouting the rules. Saundry said there was no place for cheats in racing and they should be looking over their shoulders because they could expect to be caught.   [ Integrity ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/turf-thoroughbreds/cheats-will-be-caught-vows-new-racing-victoria-chief-bernard-saundry/story-fnajufri-1226529235916

 

ADRIAN Anderson’s shock departure rocks an unstable league. He is the third executive to resign from the AFL since the season end   [ Other angles ]
http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/departure-rocks-unstable-league-20121205-2avt2.html#ixzz2EEixANZI

 

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Americas

A new study of 85 people who had a history of repeated mild head traumas found that 68 of them, nearly all of whom played sports, had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative and incurable disease whose symptoms can include memory loss, depression and dementia.    [ Well-being ]
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/03/sports/images-of-brain-injuries-in-athletes.html?ref=sports

 

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher apparently killed his girlfriend and then himself, leading NBC presenter Bob Costas to talk about gun control and debates about whether head injuries played a part    [ Well-being ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/dec/03/jovan-belcher-killings-concussions-gun-control

 

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Asia

SEOUL: FIFA has suspended a South Korean player for two international matches over a post-match political gesture at the London Olympics, the South’s football body said Monday.    [ Culture ]
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/1240829/1/.html

 

THE IOC suspended India’s national Olympic committee yesterday because of government interference in its election process, a major embarrassment for the world’s second-most populous nation.    [ Ethics ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/ioc-kicks-india-out-of-olympic-movement/story-e6frg7mf-1226530791933

 

RAIPUR: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday said that people should not always expect a win from sportspersons and should learn to take their defeat in a positive way    [ Culture ]
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Lack-of-facilities-discourage-Indians-to-take-up-tennis-Sania-Mirza/articleshow/17468367.cms

 

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Europe

A Dutch man has died after being kicked and punched by a group of teenage football players for whom he acted as linesman in a Sunday league match.    [ Ethics ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20583970

 

Rebecca Adlington has criticised British Swimming for the delay in naming a new head coach, calling the situation an “absolute mess”.    [ Culture ]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/swimming/20584472

 

Huddersfield Town are investigating claims Leeds United supporters were subject to anti-Semitic chants during Saturday’s meeting between the sides.    [ Racism ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/03/huddersfield-town-leeds-united-antisemitism

 

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori has been suspended from riding worldwide for six months for “serious infraction of the doping rules”.    [ Drugs in sport ]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/frankie-dettori-handed-six-month-for-doping/story-e6frg7mf-1226530932105

 

The IOC has stripped medals from four athletes caught doping at the 2004 Athens Olympics – including one gold medalist – and postponed a decision to revoke Lance Armstrong’s bronze from the 2000 Sydney Games    [ Drugs in sport ]
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/Four-Athens-Olympic-athletes-lose-medals-over-doping-IOC/articleshow/17497383.cms

 

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