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7) Do you think one should be ethical while being involved in some sport. Comment. Also, discuss the values you think are essential for being an ethical sportsman/sportswoman.(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7) Do you think one should be ethical while being involved in some sport. Comment. Also, discuss the values you think are essential for being an ethical sportsman/sportswoman.(250 words)

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Why this question

The issue is related to GS-4 syllabus under the following heading

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our opinion on whether one should be an ethical sportsman or not along with the proper justification. We also have to dig deeper into the issue and identify the values required for an ethical conduct in sports.

Directive word

Comment- we have to form an opinion, based on proper arguments- should we be ethical in sports.

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the values we think are essential for being an ethical sportsman/sportswoman.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Briefly discuss the difference between sportsmanship and gamesmanship.

Body

  • Discuss why sportsmanship is better. E.g sports only involves momentary and short lived interests so winning at all costs is wrong; being ethical imparts the lessons to viewers, fans etc while as being unethical propagates selfishness and disregard for other values; it leads to a fair play and strengthens the relationship between the players and their representative countries etc.
  • Discuss the values essential for an ethical sports. E.g fairness, integrity, responsibility, and respect. Take the help of the article attached to the question and other relevant material to frame your answer.

Conclusion- Bring out a fair and a balanced conclusion on the overall issue of importance of ethics in sports and mention the plethora of ethical questions surrounding the sports-doping, sledging, match-fixing, faking injuries in the game, ball tampering; wrong and misleading advertisement by players etc which warrant such behaviour.

 

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