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An introduction to drugs in sport : addicted to winning?

Author: Ivan Waddington; Andy Smith
Publisher: Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
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Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? This book examines drug use in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Waddington; Andy Smith
ISBN: 9780415431248 0415431247 9780415431255 0415431255 9780203885987 0203885988
OCLC Number: 231947450
Description: x, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Drug use in sport : problems of involvement and detachment --
The emergence of drug use as a problem in modern sport : sport, health and drugs --
The emergence of drug use as a problem in modern sport : fair play, cheating and the 'spirit of sport' --
Theories of drug use in elite level sport --
Drug use in elite level sport : towards a sociological understanding --
The other side of sports medicine : sports medicine and the development of performance-enhancing drugs --
The recent history of drug use in British sport : a case study --
Drug use in professional cycling : a case study --
Drug use in professional football : a case study --
The establishment of the World Anti-Doping Agency --
Anti-doping policies in sport : whither WADA? --
Anti-doping policies in sport : new directions?
Responsibility: Ivan Waddington and Andy Smith.
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'My overall impression that this is a good and well written book. It is highly recommended' Ask Vest Christiansen, Dept. of Sport Science, University of Aarhus 'Recommended reading for anyone Read more...

 
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