Ethics and sport

  • Heda Festini
Keywords: Olympism, elitism, crisis of morals, chaotic market

Abstract

Th e original meaning of the term 'sport', Olympism and elite sports is retrieved (An analytic
and Continental approach, McNamee,2008) and in Croatia V. Janković,1967.
Th e crisis of sports is due to problems of boundaries, sports are no longer autonomous, and
they are not healthy. Crumbling sports ethics is conditioned by the mercilessness of economic
markets.
Solutions:
- a call for an alignment of moral norms in all sectors of society
- the regulation of free economic markets is a condition for the possibility of sports ' becoming
recreational, that is, for sports to help gain physical strength and psychic energy, rather
than producing a dangerous mass hysteria.

Published
2011-05-15