Thursday, May 31, 2012

Royal Institute of Philosophy: London Lectures on Philosophy of Sport

During 2011-2012, the London Lectures sponsored by The Royal Institute of Philosophy were on the topic of the philosophy of sport.

Many of these are now available on video at the RIP's website, with more to come.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nationality, Eligibility and British Wrestling

Readers might be interested in an article in The Guardian on the controversy surrounding Eastern European wrestlers who have been fast tracked into competing for GB in the forthcoming Olympics.

British Wrestling's chairman, Malcolm Morley said, "The only countries with a wealth of talent are the eastern bloc countries. Some of the athletes we brought over wanted to compete in international competition. The only way they could do so was to transfer allegiance to Great Britain. Who can stop them living their dream? We've got to do the best for our sport at the end of the day."
Whilst The Guardian's Owain Gibson notes, "The debate cuts to the heart of issues around Britain's medal hopes and how they are funded, while embracing emotive questions of national identity and sporting fairness."