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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404219175
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: In the News Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Recent Doping Scandals     4
Doping: Looking for an Edge     20
Drugs Used in Sports     30
Policing Doping     40
The Future of Doping     49
Glossary     54
For More Information     57
For Further Reading     59
Bibliography     60
Index     62
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