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Waddington 2009 an Introduction to Drugs in Sport

Waddington 2009 an Introduction to Drugs in Sport

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An Introduction to Drugs in Sport
Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancingdrugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes towin at any cost?
An Introduction to Drugs in Sport
provides a detailed and sys-tematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why ath-letes have, over the last four decades, increasingly used performance-enhancingdrugs. It o
ers a critical overview of the major theories of drug use in sport,and provides a detailed analysis of the involvement of sports physicians inthe development and use of performance-enhancing drugs. Focusing on druguse within elite sport, the book o
ers an in-depth examination of importantcontemporary themes and issues, including:
the history of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use
fair play, cheating and the
spirit of sport
WADA and the future of anti-doping policy
drug use in professional football and cycling
sociological enquiry and the problems of researching drugs in sportDesigned to help students explore and understand this problematic area of research in sport studies, and richly illustrated throughout with case studiesand empirical data,
An Introduction to Drugs in Sport
is an invaluable additionto the literature. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in therelationship between drugs, sport and society.
Ivan Waddington
is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of SportSciences, Oslo and the University of Chester, UK. He is the author of 
Sport,Health and Drugs
(Routledge, 2000) and co-editor of 
Sport Histories
(Routledge,2004) and
Pain and Injury in Sport
(Routledge, 2006).
Andy Smith
is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Chester Centre forResearch into Sport and Society at the University of Chester, UK. He isco-editor of the
International Journal of Sport Policy
and co-author of 
SportPolicy and Development
(Routledge, 2009) and
Disability, Sport and Society
(Routledge, 2009).

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