University of British Columbia

Sport & Society: Sport, Ethics & Technology with Richard Pound and guests

Mon Feb 08 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre

Presented by the University of British Columbia

Sport, Ethics and Technology: Is High Performance Sport Inconsistent with Ideals and Ethics?

As the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games approach Olympic athletes will come under close public scrutiny. Extraordinary records will be set and new technology will offer unexpected advantages that will challenge the boundaries of what is considered a level playing field. And given those challenges, how do we determine what is ethical and fair? These questions and more are explored with Richard Pound followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Jim Rupert , Beckie Scott and other invited participants.

Richard Pound is a former Olympic swimmer, McGill Chancellor and World Anti-Doping Agency Chairman.

Dr. Jim Rupert is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at UBC.

Beckie Scott is a former Olympic cross-country ski racer. Becky now serves as a member of the IOC.

Other Sport and Society lectures in the series:

Feb. 12: Sport, Peace and Development
Mar. 5: Sport and Inclusion
Mar. 10: Sport and Challenge
Mar. 13: Sport, Legacy and Sustainability

Sport and Society podcasts will be featured on starting on February 11, 2010 along with related polling questions and an online dialogue series.

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Mon Feb 8 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre