Professional Tennis

Sports Ethics Moment: Maria Sharapova’s Forgotten Ethics


Before starting to write this post, I needed to research a bit about Magnesium deficiencies. I am obviously not a doctor of medicine or a licensed nutritionist, so I wanted to research the likelihood of a world class athlete with a team of nutritionists, trainers, chefs and physicians of having a Magnesium problem. From what I have read, it was not very likely at all. Am I pre-occupied with Magnesium? No, but apparently Maria Sharapova is damn well fixated on the stuff. Meldonium The drug Meldonium, a drug illegally used in […]

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What’s going on with Tennis? Ethically, nothing!

Tennis Fixing

It’s at this early point in this sports ethics discussion that we are supposed to insert the usual disclaimers such as “It’s just a small percentage of players,” or “We don’t know how much truth there is to the story.” So OK, we said it. Having said it, we would first state that something is going on (and has been going on) in the world of professional tennis that stinks worse than a pair of used sneakers broken-in under the hot sun of the Australian Open. The BBC and BuzzFeed […]

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Poor Ethics on the International Tennis Scene

There’s an old saying…well, not really, I just made it up: “If you can’t beat someone at a sport, come out with a dumbass comment that insults them.” I guess that saying pretty much sums up Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev. According to an article (October 18, 2014) sent out on ESPN news services entitled: “Shamil Tarpischev fined, banned year,” we learn that: “Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Serena and Venus […]

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