Sex, money and luck in sport.
Journal of medical ethics
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Chambers, C. (2020). Sex, money and luck in sport.. Journal of medical ethics, 46 (9), 591-592. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106509
Abstract: Sport is affected by many forms of luck. One significant form of luck is the socioeconomic resource available to a competitor, which can significantly and unfairly affect her success. Another is what Sigmund Loland calls “stable inequalities”: characteristics of an athlete that she can do little to change. These also significantly affect success. However, not all stable inequalities should be treated equally: some bring greater and more unfair advantage than others. Sex is a stable inequality of such significance for fair competition that it should be used as a basis for classification in many sporting contexts; stable inequalities within a sex category are often less important for fairness.
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship
Leverhulme Trust (MRF-2017-076)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106509
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/307528
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