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Recently, criticism against Russian athletes regarding the practices of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) usage, i.e. doping, appeared in international sports institutions. This led a group of sport scholars led by Professor Mikhail Sinyutin to launch a study of the attitudes towards doping in sport among the citizens of Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russian sociology of sport has not really made itself known outside of Russia. idrottsforum.org wants to change that, and offers a review of Aleksandr Gonashvili’s Metodologicheskie osnovy sociologii sporta [Methodological Foundations of Sociology of Sport] by Snezhana Starovoitova. Both author and reviewer are master students i Saint Petersburg.
This paper by three Masters students at Saint Petersburg State University offers a discussion of the theoretical basis of the ethical foundations of sport, expressed in the principles of fair play, with emphasis on the articulation between cultural-moral personhood in sport and the increasingly anti-humanist features of contemporary, institutionalized professional sport (sub-)cultures.