2016 Olympics and Ethics

business_ethics_highlights_2The Rio Olympics provided an unending stream of controversies and ethics case-studies. The blog entry below rhymes them off. Is there something about the Olympics that makes this sort of stuff likely? >>>

LINK: The 2016 Rio Olympics were a great sporting event, and an ethical mess
(by Chris MacDonald for Canadian Business)

So, the 2016 Olympics are over. And while the Olympics always seem to serve up their share of controversy, this year’s event in Rio seems to have had more than the usual quantum of troubles. In fact, the Rio Olympics featured enough scandals and ethical dilemmas to keep a university Moral Issues course going for two full semesters.

The ethical issues at Rio began, of course, long before the Olympics did. To start, there was the controversy over holding a multi-billion dollar event in an underdeveloped country in the midst of political turmoil. And as the games approached, serious concerns were raised about the lack of essential infrastructure, not to mention lack of plausible assurances about safety and security….

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