Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

by Mark Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715274
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 586,265
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Johnson is a sportswriter and sports photographer. He has covered cycling and endurance sports as a writer and photographer since the 1980s. His work often focuses on the business of pro cycling—a topic that frequently intersects with the sport’s long history of doping. Along with U.S. publications like VeloNews and Road , his work is published in Cycling Weekly in the UK, Velo in France, Ride Cycling Review and CyclingNews in Australia as well as general-interest publications including the Wall Street Journal. VeloPress published Johnson’s first book, Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life , for which Johnson was embedded for a year with the Garmin-Cervélo professional cycling team. A category II road cyclist, Mark has also bicycled across the United States twice and completed an Ironman triathlon. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, the author also has an MA and PhD in English Literature from Boston University. His other passion is surfing, which he does frequently from the home he shares with his wife and two sons in Del Mar, California.

Table of Contents


1 The Origins of Doping

2 Pierre de Coubertin and the Fair-Play Myth

3 The Fall of Coubertin’s Ideal

4 The Hot Roman Day When Doping Became Bad

5 Doping Becomes a Crime

6 The Birth of the World Anti-Doping Agency

7 Doping and the Cold War

8 Anabolic Steroids: Sports as Sputnik

9 The Reds Are Winning

10 Spinning Olympic Gold: L.A. 1984

11 The Sports Act Delivers: Gold in ‘84

12 Dr. Ferrari Was Right

13 Fear Makes Good Copy

14 The War on Drugs

15 Amphetamines for All

16 Supplements: Government-Approved Dope

17 Charlie Francis: Take It to Make It

18 DSHEA, Steroids, and Baseball’s Salvation

19 If It’s Inherited, Is It Cheating?

20 Moral Drift and the American Way

Epilogue: The Spirt of Sport




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