Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Los tres niveles de instrumentalización del deporte de alto nivel: implicaciones éticas

Philippe Sarremejane


Elite sport is a practice which aims at beating records and achieving victory. This focus tends, on the one hand, to the instrumentalization of the body of the athlete, but also of the sport itself in a global system that includes economy, media and politics. In the three last decades it was also found in this system, in the margin of the Olympic values historically associated with sport by de Coubertin, a corporate social responsibility at the service of sport. This ethics, up to now little studied, can certainly serve sport, but if we want to remain faithful to the humanist ideal of the universalist Kantian philosophy, it may also become an instrument at the service of antagonist interests showing many dilemmas and contradictions.

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