The spotlight on sports is brighter than ever, and the focus isn't just on the scores. Each book in the Issues in Sports series takes a critical took at a challenging Issue within the sports world, providing history and context while also examining key factors in each issue and how it is being addressed. The books are balanced and straightforward, using numerous examples to illuminate the issue. With a glossary, primary source sidebars, and additional resources, this series will keep readers engaged and up to date on the biggest concerns in sports today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Doping Matters 4
Chapter 2 PED Basics 16
Chapter 3 Doping at Lower Levels 30
Chapter 4 Losing It All 40
Chapter 5 Prevention and Punishment 50
Discussion Questions 60
For More information 62
About the Author 64
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of six in ABDO's "Issues in Sports" series, this 64-page book describes what performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are, what they do to the human body, and why many are banned at both the professional level and also in high schools. Many professional athletes in a variety of sports are profiled, including Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez, both in sidebars and in the body of the text. Large color photos complement the chapters. The yellow and orange color scheme both on the cover and the pages works well with the topic. Discussion questions, glossary, and index are included. Although a topic of interest to teens, I don't see this as a book they will likely check out.