In the first place, a framework-what we call ‘the double character of sport’—will be described, on the basis of which a systematic focus on the broad spectrum of ethical questions concerning sport will be offered. We are more interested in establishing a framework than in giving a fullblown account of the nature of sport. Secondly, based upon this framework, we will distinguish between sport ethics in a narrow sense and sport ethics in a wide sense. We will emphasize that both of these aspects
can come into view in a non-artificial way, if the double character of sport is stressed. Finally, we will deal with the changed modern concept of sport and its (possible) consequences for an ethics of sport.