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Discussion: IOF Fair Play survey

in: Orienteering; General

Jan 24, 2020 8:42 PM # 
IOF is planning to create a digital education tool related to Fair Play in Orienteering. Seems like a good idea to communicate a common understanding of orienteering fair play issues.
Jan 24, 2020 8:46 PM # 
Jan 24, 2020 9:37 PM # 
somewhat confusing. It starts off asking questions about "fair play rules" without defining them. Then after those are past it gives specific examples of potential fair play issues and asks you to rank how serious each example is.

Also... if you want to go back, don't use the browser back button or you will have to start over. Instead use the little black arrows at the bottom right.

Anyway I hope there is an alternate version somewhere offered in Mandarin.
Jan 24, 2020 10:14 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
submitted, and fossil's tips were helpful
Jan 24, 2020 10:49 PM # 
Good tips. Wish I had seen those earlier. The survey is not a good example of Fair Play.
Jan 24, 2020 11:46 PM # 

Fossil, thanks for the tips.

Interesting survey but poorly administered. I was appalled at a lack of information about confidentiality, anonymisation of responses for respondents etc particularly given the sensitive subject matter and collection of potentially identifying information. Then the option to provide your email address at the end for a copy of the results! (I gave mine anyway since I'm keen to see the results).

IOF needs a Privacy officer IMHO.
Jan 25, 2020 1:36 AM # 
you should volunteer your services as a survey designer and/or privacy officer
Jan 25, 2020 8:28 AM # 
IOF should be strong on that, since they fall under EU laws which are normally stricter than those in other places.
Jan 25, 2020 8:53 AM # 
Wishful thinking nielsLO? We are not an olympic sport yet, nor have we really thought through whether we want to be.
Jan 25, 2020 10:47 AM # 
@simmo. nice catch. Heading corrected to IOF..
Jan 30, 2020 8:16 PM # 
Some thoughts on this:

I believe that testing athletes on the knowledge of the Rules and their interpretation is not a substitute for the deterioration of a community driven Fair Play culture. One may argue that currently the strongest single force working against Fair Play may be the post-Leibnitz strategy of the IOF, the move from a “we for us” culture to a media oriented culture.

Nothing undermines more a community based Fair Play culture than the commercialization of the sport and Olympic inclusion. The higher the stakes, the more money involved (both nationally and internationally), the weaker the community spirit becomes, and the stronger is the incentive to break the written and unwritten rules of Fair Play.
Feb 1, 2020 12:51 AM # 
I've just done it. Apart from what's been said before, my comment would be that some of the answers would depend on the circumstances (e.g. sharing a map online before a race is over is irrelevant if there is a quarantine for those who have not yet started, but significant if there is not).
Feb 1, 2020 7:55 AM # 
Unless phones were allowed in quarantine!
Feb 1, 2020 11:40 AM # 
Effectively that question is whether allowing athletes access to the competition map before they have started is 'fair play'. The only possible answer is: Duh, no.
Mar 28, 2020 5:07 PM # 
IOF Fair Play survey results available
Mar 30, 2020 8:46 AM # 
Us Aussies indicate orienteering is not all that inclusive (compared to other nations' ratings). Interesting. And seem to think that people are not so good at following fair play rules.

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