“Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good examples and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”
Will the IOC stick with their principles and not allow Japan to host the 2020 Olympics if they are still drive hunting dolphins and whales?
The environment features in the Olympic Charter “The IOC’s role with respect to the environment is to encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues..” http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.olympic.org%2FDocuments%2FReference_documents_Factsheets%2FEnvironment_and_substainable_developement.pdf&ei=vKFNUZieI8GFO8T1gfAF&usg=AFQjCNFFPNjmvyeEjLuzCPzFZEpW1nPQWQ&bvm=bv.44158598,d.ZWU&cad=rja
What are “ethical principles”? Answers.Ask.com says “Ethical principles are guidelines based on morality than determine the lengths or boundaries a person or business sets for itself”
What is “based on morality”? The Moral Law is based on the premise that there is such a thing as right and wrong, and there are some things that you “ought” to do, and some things that you “ought not” to do.Once it can be established that there is a moral law, it follows that there must be a moral law-giver. Without this standard, then when two people disagree about a moral judgement, all you can have is two conflicting opinions, with no way to decide the issue. Yet in reality, two contradicting things cannot both be right. It seems the only way to resolve the dilemma is for there to be a real, objective standard.
Morality is the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.
What will the IOC decide? We will see…