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An Introduction to Drugs in Sport [NOOK Book]

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An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of the extent of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why athletes have, over the last four decades, increasingly used performance-enhancing drugs. Richly illustrated throughout with case studies and empirical data, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the relationship between drugs, sport and society.

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An Introduction to Drugs in Sport

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Overview

An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of the extent of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why athletes have, over the last four decades, increasingly used performance-enhancing drugs. Richly illustrated throughout with case studies and empirical data, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the relationship between drugs, sport and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203885987
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 639 KB

Meet the Author

Ivan Waddington is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo and the University of Chester, UK. He is the author of Sport, Health and Drugs (Routledge, 2000) and Drugs in Sport (BMJ Books, 2002), and co-editor of Sport Histories (Routledge, 2004) and Pain and Injury in Sport (Routledge, 2006).

Andy Smith is Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise and Co-Director of the Chester Centre for Research into Sport and Society at the University of Chester, UK. He is co-editor of the International Journal of Sport Policy and is co-author of Sports Development and Sports Policy in Society (Routledge, 2009) and Disability, Sport and Society (Routledge, 2009).

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Table of Contents

1. Drug use in sport: problems of involvement and detachment 2. The emergence of drug use as a problem in modern sport:sport, health and drugs 3. The emergence of drug use as a problem in modern sport: fair play, cheating and the ‘spirit of sport’ 4. Theories of drug use in elite level sport 5. Drug use in elite level sport: towards a sociological understanding 6. The Other Side of Sports Medicine: Sports Medicine and the Development of Performance Enhancing Drugs 7. The recent history of drug use in British sport: a case study 8. Drug use in professional cycling: a case study 9. Drug use in professional football: a case study 10. The establishment of the World Anti-Doping Agency 11. Anti-doping policies in sport: whither WADA? 12. Anti-doping policies in sport: new directions?

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