The role of an Athletics Official should at all times be to promote fair play or sportsmanship-like behaviours and attitudes among the Athletics Members. Fair play is defined as much more than playing within the rules. It is a way of thinking, not just a way of behaving.

Fair play in athletics can be expressed as a philosophy in all spheres of life and includes the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating in the right spirit.

This philosophy has built into it the elimination of cheating, doping, verbal abuse, violence, exploitation, unequal opportunities and corruption.

The privilege that an Athletics Official has to be involved in athletics activities comes with a certain amount of responsibility. Through the work of the Athletics Official, and how he/she carries out an image as Member of athletics, it is projected to all other Athletics Members and to those not directly involved in athletics.

In the modern society with all its relevant pressures that athletics are constantly faced with, it has put the role of the Athletics Official crucial as an ambassador of the ethical values of fair play in athletics.

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