Drugs, Sport, and Politicsby Voy, Kirk Deeter
Drugs, Sport, and Politics gives you an insider's look at the problem of drug use in the pursuit of athletic gold. Author Dr. Robert Voy served for five years as the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Sports Medicine and Science for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). During that time, he discovered a dark, ugly side of the Olympic experience--one where athletes will do whatever it takes to win.
Voy's personal account tells you
- what drugs are being used and who's using them,
- why present methods of drug testing don't work,
- which officials and organizations may have covered up positive drug tests, and
- how the USOC can help to solve the problem of drugs in sport.
Drugs, Sport, and Politics is fascinating reading for athletes, coaches, and spectators alike!
About the Author:
Dr. Robert Voy earned his MD in 1964 from the University of Oregon. In 1984 he was lured from his private family practice by the opportunity to become the Chief Medical Officer for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). In 1985, he also took on the responsibilities of Director of Sports Medicine and Science. And in 1989 he walked away from the USOC. Drugs, Sport, and Politics is based on his experiences and frustrations during his USOC years.
Voy has served as a team physician since 1967 for high school, college, professional, and Olympic athletes. Since 1985 he has become a prominent speaker on the subject of drug use and sport. He has also served on the President's Commission for a Drug-Free America and on the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation Medical Commission. Dr. Voy and his wife Ann have three grown children and live in Las Vegas.
KirkDeeter is a sportswriter in metropolitan Philadelphia.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)
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