Category Archives: Ethics & Sports

Keynote talk & Call for Abstracts European Philosophy of Sport/British Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference: KU Leuven March 30th-April 1st, 2023

Delighted to have been invited as one of the keynote speakers at the 2023 joint EAPS/BPSA annual conference in Leuven March 30th-April 1st

I’ll be speaking about epistemological and ethical issues of the use of biological concepts of race in sports genomics

#philosophyofsport#race#ethics&sport #genomics#humanperformance#mismeasure

Conference announcement 

European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, in association with the British Philosophy of Sport Association 

Venue:  KU Leuven, Belgium   

Date: 30th March to 1st April, 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

Dr Irena Martinkova, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in  

Prof Thomas Schramme  Dept. of Philosophy, Liverpool University

Dr Silvia Camporesi Dept. of Political Sciences, University of Vienna

Call for Papers 

Presentations will be twenty minutes with ten minutes for questions and discussion. 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission 
• Send abstract (200-300 words) as soon as possible – final submission date: 15th Jan 2023 (Sunday) 
• Decisions communicated by 1st February 2023 
• Required format is MS Word Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, no auto-formatting, ‘normal’ margins – as per attached example – with name, institution, abstract, max 5 keywords. 3-5 items of indicative bibliography; brief personal details – all to fit on one side of A4. 
• Abstracts to be submitted to with the formulaic filename as follows:   <ABSTRACT – surname – title> 

For further information regarding the academic programme contact Dr. Andrew Edgar, 

For further information regarding the conference logistics see here:

Review of “Bioethics, Genetics and Sport” out now for Idrottsforum!

key readingReceived with many thanks to Dr Matija Mato Škerbić, University of Zagreb, Croatia, for his very generous review of our book!

“Summa summarum, Camporesi’s and McNamee’s book provides the range of the most relevant issues in and for contemporary sports, their critical and precise examination with many plausible solutions and anticipations gathers an impressive amount of previous research in the field, and thus, by connecting ‘yesterday’ with ‘today’, sets the proper ground for ‘tomorrow’. Unsurprisingly, it seems that “Bioethics, Genetics and Sport” has instantly become key reading and a central reference point for anyone who intends to enter the realm of sport bioethics. Moreover, in the last decade, the authors of the book has done a tremendous work, and have become a leading sport-bioethicists, as well as promoters of the field. This book is a sort of catalog cum melting pot of years of scientific endeavours, combining hardworking ethics with the highest-level quality, and deep love and care for sports. At the same time, it is also a confirmation of their status as the foremost authorities in the field.”

We also gratefully receive the critical comments and Škerbić’s invitation to engage more closely with the discussion of what kind of bioethics we are relying on – we  look forward to being able to incorporate them in a future edition of the book.

2019 Battle of Ideas festival – panel session on Caster Semenya’s case on November 3rd

On Sunday November 3rd at 4 pm I will be participating in a panel session at the Battle of Ideas Festival on Caster Semenya – Running into controversy: Genes, Gender and Sport: