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Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport

Edited by: Verner Møller , Ivan Waddington , John Hoberman

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415702782
eBook ISBN: 9780203795347
Adobe ISBN: 9781134464050

10.4324/9780203795347
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Book description

Doping has become one of the most important and high-profile issues in contemporary sport. Shocking cases such as that of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal cycling team have exposed the complicated relationships between athletes, teams, physicians, sports governing bodies, drugs providers, and judicial systems, all locked in a constant struggle for competitive advantage.

The Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport is simply the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of social scientific research on this hugely important issue ever to be published. It presents an overview of key topics, problems, ideas, concepts and cases across seven thematic sections, which include chapters addressing:

  • The history of doping in sport
  • Philosophical approaches to understanding doping
  • The development of anti-doping policy
  • Studies of doping in seven major sports, including athletics, cycling, baseball and soccer
  • In-depth analysis of four of the most prominent doping scandals in history, namely Ben Johnson, institutionalized doping in the former GDR, the 1998 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong
  • WADA and the national anti-doping organizations
  • Key contemporary debates around strict liability, the criminalization of doping, and zero tolerance versus harm reduction
  • Doping outside of elite sport, in gyms, the military and the police.

With contributions from many of the world’s leading researchers into drugs and sport, this book is the perfect starting point for any advanced student, researcher, policy maker, coach or administrator looking to develop their understanding of an issue that has had, and will continue to have, a profound impact on the development of sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Concept of Doping Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Understanding Performance-Enhancing Substances and Sanctions Against their Use from the Perspective of History Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Is Concern About Sports Doping a Moral Panic? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Spirit of Sport and the World Anti-Doping Code Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Performance-Enhancing Biomedical Technology in Sport: Where are the Limits? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Drug Use in Athletics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Drug Use in Baseball Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Drug Use in Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Drug Use in Professional Football Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Drug Use in Skiing Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Drug Use in Swimming Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Drug Use in Animal Sports Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ben Johnson, Steroids, and the Spirit of Highperformance Sport Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The East German Doping Programme Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The 1998 Tour De France Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Lance Armstrong Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Anti-Doping Policy Before 1999 Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bilateral Collaboration Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Anti-Doping Education for Athletes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Doping Prevention – Demands and Reality Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Future of Antidoping Policy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Revisiting the Drugs-In-Sport Problem Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Prohibited List and its Implications Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘Strict Liability’ and Legal Rights Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Wada’s Whereabouts Requirements and Privacy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Implications of Antidoping Regulations for Athletes’ Well-Being Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Effectiveness, Proportionality and Deterrence Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Healthy Doping Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Doping and Performance Enhancement Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Drug use and Deviant Overconformity Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Game Theoretic Approaches to Doping in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Towards an Understanding of Drug Use in Sport A medical sociological perspective Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Drug use in gyms Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Dopers in uniform Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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