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Doping and Drugs in Sport

Doping and Drugs in Sport (PDF ebook)

Edited by Healey, Justin

The use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in elite sport, known as doping, is hidden in nature and increasingly widespread. Recent local and international doping scandals involving professional cyclists and football players have brought the issue of drugs in sport under grea...ter scrutiny. Catching drug cheats is essential if sports are to be conducted fairly and if harmful health effects from drug abuse are to be avoided. A number of sports are plagued by suspicions that many top athletes resort to drug-taking to enhance their performance through the use of such substances as anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, erythropoietin (EPO), beta-blockers, stimulants and diuretics. This book examines anti-doping regulation in Australia and globally, and presents a range of opinions on the ethics of drugs in sport. Elite sports people are always seeking a competitive edge, to break records and win, sometimes at an ethical cost. What substances and methods are considered doping, and how can regulation and testing ensure all athletes have a sporting chance? Should drug cheats continue to be punished for doping, or should doping be made legal? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.
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ISBN 9781922084286
Published 29 Jul 2013
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Issues in Society

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ISBN-13 9781922084286
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Imprint The Spinney Press
Published 29 Jul 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Law
English law: constitutional & administrative
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 344.94099
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade