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  1. International Roles of Sports International Olympic Committee (IOC)

  2. Armen KeteyianHBO, CBS Sports • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not act in the athletes’ interest. • (As a result,) IOC should not have the moral authority to control international sports.

  3. Robert ButcherEthics Consultant, Canadian Center for Ethics and Sport • The IOC is hard to explain. • The IOC has power to protect its image.

  4. Robert Huizenga & Peter Gent • The IOC is a big business. • Money drives the decisions of the IOC. • Peter Gent believes that the Japanese IOC representative owned the land at Nagano. Robert Huizenga - Professor of Medicine @ UCLA Peter Gent - Author of North Dollars Forty

  5. Angela SchneiderAssistant Professor @ Univ. of Western Ontario • Different values in societies result in conflicts at international competitions. • Those who do not share your values often show their dislike for you. • Ethical problems come out of different concepts of the ideal athlete.

  6. Todd Boyd, Ph.D.Professor @ USC • International sports is about marketing, fame, and money. • Sports is not about playing ball anymore.

  7. Daniel E. Doyle, Jr.Founder and Executive Director, Inst. for Int. Sport • International sportsmanship day is spreading to many countries around the globe. • International sportsmanship day can help counteract negative global realities in the world.

  8. International Ethical Issuesin Sports

  9. William MorganProfessor @ U. of Tennessee • Olympics are international festival. • International sports success enhances national pride. • International competition can develop national self-esteem and dispel negative national stereotypes. • Sports are an import metaphor for human life and provide powerful images of who we are.

  10. Jim PerrySenior Lecturer @ Leeds University, England • Some say there are too many rules, but a few more could improve safety and fairness. • Vested economic and social interests maintain the status quo.

  11. Richard LapchickFounder of C.S.S.S.* @ Northeastern University • Project teamwork teaches kids around the world about race relations. • Using sports to integrate South Africa. • Mandela thought the sports boycott was most influential against apartheid. • If Mandela can become president of South Africa, then anything is possible including living in peace together. * Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University