Session 7


23 – 27 September 2019

Explain the range of ethical challenges facing sports organisations and outline key mechanisms for addressing them by assessing:

  • The theoretical foundation of ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in sport (fairness, integrity, respect, equity as practical guidelines for management decision-making);
  • Regulatory mechanisms for addressing economic corruption;
  • Anti-doping policy, including the history of the international regulatory response and the establishment and practices of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA);
  • Anti-discrimination policies used to address racism and discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation and disability;
  • The ethical responsibility and challenges of the media;
  • Sustainable education programmes (their importance but also their effectiveness or lack thereof);
  • Sport, sports events, sustainability and legacy.

Claudia Bokel
Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Executive Board and chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission
MESGO Speaker

“MESGO is a very valuable programme for professionals at top levels within sports organisations. I particularly appreciate that MESGO focuses not only on the governance of sports organisations, but also on athletes’ views, since we often forget that sport above all is performed by them. Tackling good governance nowadays entails the need to address the athletes as well as all the ethical challenges related to their performance, which MESGO does. I have always appreciated having the chance to give lectures for MESGO alongside so many high-level speakers.”