Browsing All posts tagged under »Ethics in Sports«

Should Athletes Be Allowed To Enhance Their Abilities?

August 26, 2013 by

17

Why are performance enhancement drugs illegal in sport? In this short post I will grossly generalize three main arguments given in favor of banning substances and practices that allow one to enhance their abilities: (i) arguments from harm, (ii) arguments from integrity of the sport, and (iii) arguments from justice and fairness.  The latest suspensions […]

Is ‘Flopping’ a Form of Cheating in Basketball?

June 6, 2012 by

23

Yesterday, while watching game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals I witnessed a flop in the 4th quarter by Boston Celtics player Ray Allen. Watching him flop (by flop I am referring to acting as if a player was fouled when in fact the player wasn’t in an attempt to convince the refs that […]