Profile: Mike McNamee – ethics in athletics

MIKE MCNAMEE, a highly respected lecturer at Swansea University, where he is Professor of Applied Ethics, will be speaking at the Humber Theatre later on today at 16:30pm. McNamee is also a published author, with his most recent work, ‘Ethics, Dis/Ability and Sports’, linked to the subject he will be tackling at the Play The Game world sport conference, in a talk entitled: ‘Oscar Pistorius as Para/Olympian: difference, equity and slippery slopes’. Pistorius is the double-amputee record holder in the 100, 200 and 400m. After being initially banned from competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the decision was reversed unanimously by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, stating that the ban be “revoked with immediate effect”, writes James Osbourne.

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