What Is Fair Play?
Fairness means sticking to the agreed rules, not using unfair advantages, equal opportunities, considerate behavior, respect for the opponent and acceptance of others. Fairness as basic sporting and moral principle is under threat in today's world, not only in sport, but also in other areas of civil society. Yet at the same time, fair play offers opportunities that can be understood for finding one's way in a very competitive world.
Ten principles for teaching fair play
1. Fair play is used to express a form of human behavior that is characterized by fairness towards one's self, towards others and towards society and the wider environment. Fair play proves itself in sport, but not only in sport.
2. Fair play is a core quality with regards to the way in which one approaches human relationships and the society in which one lives. Appeals, bans and sanctions have proven to be ineffective over the long-term in promoting fair play across a wide range of situations. Fair play has to be promoted using more effective example-related means.
it's not what we say. To play fairly certain skills have to be present. These include attentiveness. consideration.
7. but how we interact with our pupils and the way in which we resolve conflicts that gives us credibility. The objective should be to weaken the significance of victory and defeat in competition.
4. These skills are best promoted in a learning atmosphere that enables camaraderie.3.
6. taking part. rather how we do it. openness and understanding to flourish. teamwork. Moral learning always means working on one's own personality. self-confidence. While fair play cannot be taught.
5.the task is to develop and promote these skills in a targeted way. effort and care should be put into enjoyment. It's not so much what we do that is important. honesty.
. it can be learned through example. We should lead by example . the quality of a game and individual emotions. Instead much more emphasis. being a good loser and empathy .
We talk about the "spirit of the game" but while the trappings of cordiality are everywhere.“
Morgan in the driving seat . opportunities for leaning have to be created such as playing a part in the planning of the lesson or in determining the formal and informal rules. with post-game handshakes and warm tributes. Eugenio Monti and Paolo Di Canio amongst others and asks why we see fewer and fewer examples of such gestures in sport these days. But eventually the day comes when he begins to make sure that he doesn't cheat on his neighbor. To act morally.Allsy looks at memorable examples of fairplay in sport by Bobby Moore. This is expressed in the following quote: „Everyone is preoccupied with making sure that he his not cheated by his neighbor.
Increasingly gestures of "fair play" are few and far between in modern sport. Another aim of teaching fair play should be to reach a situation in which fewer referees are needed rather than more. there is a significant difference between politeness and genuine sportsmanship. people have to be autonomous and have a sense of responsibility.
10. The aim should be to "transplant" the referee into each and every one of us. To this end. the gesture of good will is often to your detriment -
. Conflicts should not be seen only as something negative. Moreover. conflict can and should be seen as an opportunity for change and development. Fair play must occur when the final result is still unclear. but also as a challenge to put more work into the whole issue of fair play.8.
9. It's important to promote a readiness and the skills necessary to resolve conflict at an early stage.
Jesse Sweetser was one of golf's greatest amateur players. Sadly these kinds of gestures are rare with the majority of professional players bending the rules to their advantage at every opportunity. the great Italian bobsled driver Eugenio Monti. The mutual admiration and respect is there for all to see . Austria offers another perfect example of classic sportsmanship. At the bottom of the hill. In 1926 he attempted to win the British Amateur title at Muirfield but was so sick (later to be diagnosed with tuberculosis) Sweetser was barely able to walk. (in the act of swapping shirts at the 1970 World Cup). has endured for decades becoming an iconic snapshot.
.it's often a sporting sacrifice of sorts. Simpson.Brazil won the match 1-0 but clearly. He refused any concession and locked himself in the Muirfield restroom. missed his tee time after his car broke down but Sweetser would not consider claiming a forfeit. Then Nash discovered a broken a bolt on the sled putting them out of the competition.
The 1964 winter Olympics in Innsbruck. the spirit of this exchange has little to do with the final result.
Is it unreasonable to expect anything different in such a competitive era? The answer has to be a resounding 'yes' when we value victory above all else. completed its first run placing second overall. led by Tony Nash. Perhaps that's why acts of genuine sportsmanship linger so long in our memories? They're far too infrequent!
Pele's embrace of Bobby Moore. The playoff began and a desperately sick Sweetser won 6 and 5. The British two-man bobsled team. The other finalist. (who was lying in first place). heard of their plight and without hesitation. removed the bolt from his own sled sending it to the British team at the top of the hill. A. An hour later Simpson arrived on a bicycle with his clubs tied to his back.F.
Mark Taylor. Quite simply inspirational!
.Nash's team fixed their sled and clinched gold. Paolo Di Canio was once banned for eight games for pushing a referee but he later received a Fifa Fair Play award in 2001 for spurning an open goal when Everton keeper Paul Gerrard lay on the ground injured. the richest sports in the world do occasionally produce memorable acts of sportsmanship. The modern game is undeniably more hard-edged than in previous eras but modern players still possess the ability to inspire."
Olympians earn a pittance in comparison to other professional athletes so does money make it harder for fair play to blossom in sport? Anecdotal evidence would suggest it does but even as we lament the demise of fair play. Tony Nash won because he was the best driver. cricket remains the last bastion of fair play in professional sport. Brian Lara still walks when caught behind while Adam Gilchrist walked in the 2003 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka when the umpire had ruled in his favour. Arsene Wenger earned plaudits in 1999 for offering to replay an FA Cup tie against Sheffield United following a disputed goal. Taylor equaled the existing record of 334 against Pakistan and declared. Best of all in 1998 Australian captain. "Tony Nash did not win because I gave him a bolt. spurned the chance to beat Sir Donald Bradman's record (and Lara's world record of 375) for the highest individual score by an Australian. Monti took the bronze and later commented.
For many observers.