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Fair Play Connected With Ethics and Values | Original Article

Jagadish S. Gasti*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


This topic says ethics and values in sport help preserve what sport is all about; achieving excellence through hard work, and to bring people together. These ethics help to keep sport fair, free of corruption, and to ensure that those who have worked the hardest and performed their best are rewarded. Ethics and values also ensure that a sport is played the way its supposed to be played, and its original spirit is maintained. Morals, ethics and values are more than rules or laws. These are implied on duties or actions that one should take. But also judge what is right or good for a person. If somebody don't perform in that way, then it‟s wrong or bad. One of the common problems of following morals and values in sports is that these differ from one player to another. It thus becomes an obligation of coaches, team captains and leaders to tell about basic sports morals and ethics to their team, as well as adhere themselves to become an example. Fairness, integrity, equity and respect are four important values in sports ethics. What all you feel about co-player or others also determines your moral sense. If a player values others, he will be considerate and will play with moral sense & compassion. Before doing anything, you will always consider what affects your actions will have on others, the fun of the game, and thus you will do what is right and good. If you will feel that opponents are against you, you will lack empathy for their feelings. A player without morals and ethics will not recognize the values and worth of opponent players and will not have any compassion for their welfare.