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Fair Play

Statement from the Director of the College:

 

As the Director of the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, it is my privilege to uphold the values and mission that define our institution. At the core of our educational philosophy lies a commitment to fostering not only academic excellence but also personal growth and development in our students, ensuring they receive a holistic education.

 

In line with our mission, we believe that a well-rounded education goes beyond the confines of the classroom. It encompasses the development of essential life skills, values, and attitudes that prepare our students to navigate the challenges of the world with integrity and resilience.

 

Sportsmanship and fair play are fundamental principles that align seamlessly with the values of our college. We recognize the importance of instilling these values in our students as they embark on their educational journey and prepare for their future careers in the dynamic industries of tourism, hospitality, and business.

 

Sportsmanship teaches our students the importance of respect, teamwork, and integrity – qualities that are not only vital on the field but also in the professional world. Fair play fosters a culture of equity and inclusivity, ensuring that every individual is given a fair opportunity to succeed and thrive.

 

As part of our commitment to providing a full educational experience, we actively encourage our students to participate in sports and recreational activities. Whether through organized sports teams, recreational clubs, or extracurricular events, we believe that engagement in sports enhances physical well-being, promotes camaraderie, and cultivates essential life skills that complement academic learning.

 

At the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, we emphasize honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct, including sportsmanship, in all academic pursuits. This approach prepares our students to become responsible and engaged citizens and professionals. By embracing these values, our students are equipped to excel in their fields and make positive contributions to society as ethical, compassionate, and socially responsible leaders of tomorrow.

 

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our shared vision of excellence in education.

 

Sincerely,

Savvas Adamides

Director

 

Code of Conduct of COTHM relating to sportsmanship and fair play:

 

“At the College of Tourism & Hotel Management, we uphold the highest standards of sportsmanship and fair play as essential components of our Code of Conduct. Students are expected to demonstrate respect, integrity, and fairness in all sports and recreational activities. This includes respecting opponents, officials, and teammates, adhering strictly to the rules and spirit of each game, and maintaining a positive attitude regardless of the outcome. Any form of cheating, disrespect, or unsportsmanlike behavior is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. By fostering an environment that values ethical behavior and mutual respect, COTHM aims to instill lifelong values of fairness and integrity in all students”.

 

Organizations and Research:

 

Dear students, alumni and faculty members.

 

As part of our commitment to promoting sportsmanship and fair play in sports, we encourage you to explore the websites of the below prominent organizations dedicated to these values. We have also added a selection of studies and research on the area. By clicking on the links provided below, you can access valuable resources, articles, and newsletters. Stay informed about the latest developments in promoting integrity and respect in sports by engaging with these materials. Your understanding and support contribute to fostering a culture of fair play both on and off the field. Please feel free to send us your feedback and/or any articles or research in the area.

 

Organizations

 

1. International Olympic Committee (IOC): The IOC not only oversees the Olympic Games but also emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior and sportsmanship among athletes. Through initiatives like the Olympic Charter, the IOC advocates for fair play, respect, and solidarity in sports worldwide. International Olympic Committee (IOC)

2. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): WADA leads the global effort to combat doping in sports, thereby ensuring fair competition. By implementing the World Anti-Doping Code and conducting anti-doping education programs, WADA strives to maintain the integrity of sports and uphold the principles of fair play. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

3. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA): FIFA promotes fair play and sportsmanship in soccer through various initiatives, including the Fair Play Campaign, which encourages players, coaches, and fans to respect the rules and spirit of the game. FIFA also sanctions disciplinary measures to address unsportsmanlike conduct. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 

4. Fair Play International (FPI): FPI is dedicated to promoting fair play and sportsmanship in sports through research, events, and educational programs. By raising awareness of fair play principles and advocating for ethical behavior, FPI contributes to creating a more inclusive and respectful sporting environment worldwide. Fair Play International (FPI)

5. Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO): The CSO is responsible for overseeing sports development in Cyprus. While its primary focus is on promoting physical activity and sports participation, it also advocates for fair play and sportsmanship within the national sporting community. Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO)

6. Cyprus Olympic Committee (COC): The COC represents Cyprus in the Olympic movement and works to uphold the values of the Olympic Charter, including fair play and respect for opponents. Through its programs and initiatives, the COC fosters a culture of sportsmanship among Cypriot athletes. Cyprus Olympic Committee (COC)

 

Links to studies and research papers: 

 

1. Fair Play in a Context of Physical Education and Sports Behaviors: This study examines the prosocial behavior and perception of fair play among adolescents participating in sports and those not involved in sports. It highlights the differences in understanding and applying the concept of fair play in sports and daily life. The study emphasizes the importance of promoting moral development through physical education activities. Read more on MDPI​ (MDPI)

2. Sport Education and Sportsmanship Orientations: An Intervention in High School Students: This research explores the impact of sport education on sportsmanship orientations among high school students. It compares traditional teaching methods with sport education models, showing significant improvements in respect for social conventions, rules, referees, and opponents among students exposed to sport education. Read more on MDPI​ (MDPI)​

3. Fair Play in Physical Education and Beyond: This study assesses the understanding of fair play principles among secondary school pupils, PE students, and PE teachers. It reveals differences in fair play comprehension based on gender, sporting activity, and influence from parents, media, and education. The research underscores the critical role of schools and families in promoting moral development and fair play. Read more on MDPI​ (MDPI)​

4. The Moral Dimension of Fair Play in High-performance Sport: This article delves into the ethical aspects of fair play in high-performance sports, discussing the social and moral responsibilities of athletes and the role of sports organizations in maintaining integrity and ethical behavior. Read more on ScienceDirect​ (MDPI)​

5. Fair-Play vs Sports Performance: A Critical Investigation: This study investigates the relationship between fair play and sports performance, highlighting how team sports may foster a greater internalization of norms and rules compared to individual sports. Read more on ScienceDirect​ (MDPI)

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