The seventh session in this second edition of the MESGO, focusing on ethics in sport, took place in Mainz and Frankfurt from 23 to 27 September.
While considering all kinds of ethical challenges associated with sport nowadays, session 7 in particular tackled the issues of corruption in sports organisations, match-fixing, the fight against doping, the integration of diverse minority groups such as disabled athletes and the need for greater sustainability in sport, as well as ethical questions concerning the athletes themselves.
The five days of this session were each hosted by a different academic or sports institution: the University of Mainz (MESGO academic partner), the German Football Association (DFB), 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Coface Arena), Germany’s second public-service television broadcaster (ZDF), and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
Session 7 also included the last case studies the participants would have to present, the completion of which could then be celebrated with local beers and wines.
The next session will take place in New York City in November, when the North American model of sport will be studied in depth.