We feel betrayed when games are not determined by fair competition on the field of play but by doping or corruption.

 

Can we get the ball rolling to clean up sport in favour of fans and athletes worldwide? What do you propose?

Should autocrats with dodgy human rights records be allowed to host the world’s most prestigious sporting events?

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These days we all know that sport is spoiled by corruption and doping. Too much drugs in sport: too many “champions” doping, what solution could we find to overcome these issues in sport? We suggest to strengthen the sanctions and drug controls: make sure that an athlete who has once been caught will not be allowed to compete again. No matter the gravity of his act. However, there are specific cases such as the doping issue in Russia where the state forced all of the Olympians athletes to take drugs. Should we lump all of the athletes together? Or adopt a case by case politic? We know that official authorities are corrupted: money is stronger than sport values. Nevertheless, authorities are reacting for example by creating anti-corruption federations such as the FIACS, created in 2015. But is it enough to completely get rid of corruption? We do not think so, and what if even these anti-corruption authorities are in fact corrupted? Morally, autocrats with dodgy human rights records should not be allowed to organize international competitions. We feel that governments are turning a blind eye to the population situation in certain organizer countries (Brazil, China, South Africa…). But in fact it can be benefic for the population as it enables to open up on the world. Sport is far from being clean. Authorities are too lax, with these serious issues and some changes definitely have to be made. Sport inspires numerous children and it is important to instill them fair values.
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i) We can surely get the ball rolling to create sports free from corruption and serve the ideal of an athletism unaffected by interests. My proposals are: Introduction of a global anti-corruption union concerning all sports, which would impose harsh penalties. In addition, a clear description of how to set up a match. Last but not least, there is need for raise of awareness and training of how to detect and suppress corruption in sports. That should concern all individuals. ii) Autocrats with dodgy human rights records should not be allowed to host the world’s most prestigious sporting event. There have sporting ideals established, like competition for pure well-being and not for any monetary gain. Furthermore, respect for the opponent, competing with yourself. It must be mentioned that through sports we can learn concentration, perseverance, self-discipline and in general all qualities that help the inner seeking. If such individuals host those events, ideals will be tamed and sports will be transformed into a cheap spectacle.

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I dont care about commercial sport. Why should i? * it is more important to make common citizens healthy, by providing quality food and options to move the body * Europe could rethink GMO position * there are ways to use GMO to provide more healthy vegetables to the masses or to produce more insect larvas with proteins or grow pigs with human organs, or just make meat in the tube. * build more sport facilities for common folks to use. * some taxes on junk food or added sugar could be an option.
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