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Miah-Garcia, A 2015, 'Sports' , in: Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics , Springer, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between bioethics and sport ethics, which changed dramatically in the early 2000 when the genetics era generated a series of new questions about the ends of sport and how they would interface more widely with a range of bioethical principles. Focused largely on the nontherapeutic application of genetics to persons, the entry situates these debates within the context of discussions about the use of human enhancement and wider debates about transhumanism. It argues that concerns about the ethics of performance enhancement in sport have become more closely aligned with wider public health concerns, where doping should be seen as more than just a problem for elite sport. It also examines the overlap between technologies, which have further expanded the field of bioethics into such areas as disability studies, where the case of Oscar Pistorius – as the first prosthetically enabled Paralympian to compete within the Olympic Games – has been a prominent example of the overlap between biotechnology and biomechanical prosthesis.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Have, HT
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319055442
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Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: Professor A Miah
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 12:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38441

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