Ethics in Sports

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Ethics in Sports

My name is john doe and I am the sports and recreation advisor

for Stevenage. I am writing to every head of PE to express my

feelings and opinions towards ethics and values in schools.

My personal view of values in sport is that it comes down to the

player’s beliefs in the sport and the standard he or she sets. For

example whether a team member puts in 100% effort in the sport they

are playing.

I define ethics in sport as the moral rules, principles and values,

perhaps more simply put, practicing the following core values to sport

· Fairness

· Respect

· Equity

An example of good ethics is players knowing the rules of a game and

following them.

Sport is an important part of life; it can bring people to together.

In some cases give people a purpose. This is why it is important that

sport is played properly and good ethics and values are shown. It is

better to teach this to children, so it’s with them as they grow up.

Whether as athletes, officials, coaches or supporters. We all must

take personal responsibility for ensuring that sport is fun and fair

for all and this value should be taught at a young age. Ethics is not

just about shaking someone’s hand at the end of a game. Sport can

provide children with fun, enjoyment, and excitement. In order for

them to have this sports ethics and values should be shown and

followed. Having high ethical standards is an ongoing process of

learning and improvement.

It is important in sport as it is in all aspects of life, that

individuals respect the rights of others and in return, knows what

rights they can expect. Students should never criticise fellow players

or players of the other team, they should only encourage and respect

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...es of sports and consequences of their actions, they will never

be able to play fair and playing fair is the main aspect of sport.

Sport should be enjoyable and children should be taught that it isn’t

always the physical they need to know. They need to be aware of the

rules and abide by them for every one to enjoy the game or sport. If

every school done this, then GCSE grades would increase, teaching

environments would become easier and students would find lessons more

knowledgeable and enjoyable. This would be because students will be

fully aware of what is expected of them by having good ethics and

values. Discrimination against students in schools will become

scarcer, because equality would have been drummed in to the students.

Ethics and values effects the way sport is taught but it also makes

the students better people and in some cases more mature.
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