Inside Dope: How Drugs Are the Biggest Threat to Sports, Why You Should Care, and What Can Be Done About Them

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HOW DRUGS ARE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SPORTS

Understand this—doping in sport is almost never, I repeat, almost never accidental. It is almost always planned and deliberate. It is carried out with the specific intention of enhancing performance, knowing that it goes against the rules of sport and that it is dangerous to the health of the athlete.

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Overview

HOW DRUGS ARE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SPORTS

Understand this—doping in sport is almost never, I repeat, almost never accidental. It is almost always planned and deliberate. It is carried out with the specific intention of enhancing performance, knowing that it goes against the rules of sport and that it is dangerous to the health of the athlete.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Do you want your children to be forced to become chemical stockpiles in order to be successful in sport, simply because of cheaters who are using drugs and who could not care less that they are compromising their whole sport?

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THEM

Doping is cheating, and there must be consequences for that. Serious penalties for doping will show that cheaters are not welcome and will act as a deterrent to discourage others from cheating. Doping in sport can be beaten. We just need to persevere. But like that old ’60s slogan states: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470837337
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/29/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard W. Pound is the founder and chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), an independent foundation created in 1999 to promote and coordinate the fight against doping in sport internationally. In 2005, he was named by TIME magazine as one of the TIME 100, the world’s 100 most influential people. TIME called “the relentless Dick Pound” the “prime mover in freeing the Olympic world from the taint of illicit, performance-enhancing drugs, and he isn’t going to stop until he has all the world’s sports in the tent.”
Pound has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for over 25 years and has served as a member of the IOC Executive Board, vice-president, and acting president. He was also Chairman of the IOC Television Negotiation Committee (1983-2001), and Chairman of the IOC Marketing Committee until 2001, in the process making the IOC one of the most successful sport organizations in the world. He served as the Chair of the Coordination Commission for the 1996 Olympic Games, and as a director of the Organizing Committee for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta. It was partly because of Pound’s investigation of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal that new regulations and an ethics watchdog to oversee interaction between IOC members and bidding cities were created. He is a past president, director, and executive committee member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Born in Canada in 1942, Pound began his athletic career as a competitive swimmer. At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, he was a double Olympic finalist, finishing fourth in the 400 meter medley relay and sixth in the 100 meter freestyle. He went on to win four medals—a gold, a bronze, and two silvers—at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Pound was educated in Montreal, receiving degrees in commerce and law from McGill. He is currently a partner in the law firm Stikeman Elliott. In 1999, he was made the seventeenth chancellor of McGill University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Who Cares?

Chapter 1. Rules Are Not Made to Be Ignored.

Chapter 2. Wining: At What Price?

Chapter 3. What Is Doping?

Chapter 4. Test Tube Athletes.

Chapter 5. Doping is Not an Accident.

Chapter 6. Testing: Games People Play.

Chapter 7. Why Do We Need to Regulate Doping?

Chapter 8. Playing Fair, and Willing to Prove It.

Chapter 9. Pro Sports I: Baseball, Football and Basketball.

Chapter 10. Pro Sports II: Hockey, Soccer, Golf and Other Sports.

Chapter 11. Drug Cartels and Drug Pushers in the Wide World of Sport.

Chapter 12. Gene Doping.

Chapter 13. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

Chapter 14. Is There a Cure? My Ten-Step Program.

Afterword.

Index.

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