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Risk, Regret, and Sport

Surely it's irresponsible to continue to communicate a message of competing in the moment, come what may.
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ROC and the Ethics of Guilt by Association

Russia's recent Olympic ban is casting a long shadow and commitment to the presumption of innocence is weakening.
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Arguments about Doping Are Difficult

How do we balance our commitment to personal privacy and our convictions that competitions be solely determined by "natural" gifts?
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In-Groups, Out-Groups, and Why I Care about the Olympics

Our tendencies toward tribalism upset all sorts of good intentions and self-conceptions.
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Sha’Carri Richardson and the Spirit of the Game

Is the Olympics's selective ban on substance abuse about protecting the sport or projecting an image?
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How Can the 2022 Olympic Games Remain Neutral?

The International Olympic Committee asks that we celebrate sport while holding our tongues.
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Moral Luck and the Judgment of Officials

What responsibility do judges bear in assessing individual's moral culpability for outcomes that are the product of luck.
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Should College Football Be Canceled?

The pandemic is laying bare all sorts of troubling relations and concerning arrangements. And COVID-19 may be the least of college football's problems.
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Novak Djokovic and the Expectations of Celebrity

Do the responsibilities of celebrity extend to keeping some of their opinions to themselves? Must they play by a different set of rules than the general public?
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The (un)Fairness of Cis-Only Sports

Trans athletes are being barred from competing with their cis counterparts under the guise of "inclusion" and protecting the integrity of sport, but what does fairness demand?