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4 Famous Ethics Violations in Past Olympic Games

When the world’s best athletes convene every four years to celebrate the majesty and pageantry that is the Olympic Games, organizers hope that the world focuses on the spotlight of sport, not the shadow of scandal. Unfortunately, despite the best intentions of Olympics’ officials and organizers, breaches in sports ethics ranging from players cheating to…

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Oscar Pistorious In Danger of Losing $4.7 Million in Sponsorships

Oscar Pistorious, a 2012 Olympian known as “Blade Runner” for his prosthetic limbs, is in danger of losing the sponsors that helped propel him to being the highest-paid Paralympic athlete in the world. Pistorious was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who was shot in his home on Thursday after Pistorious mistook her as…

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Turning Participants to Fans: Bridging the Gap Between Recreational and Pro Track & Field Athletes

When people think about low-paying (or non-paying) entry-level jobs, professional athletes usually don’t come to mind. Two blog posts by the Track and Field Athletes’ Association this year highlighted the shallow financial opportunities for elite track and field athletes; the necessity of combining multiple sponsorships, funding sources and day jobs for elite athletes; and the…

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