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Drugs & Doping in Sports - John O'Leary

Drugs & Doping in Sports

Paperback Published: 16th January 2001
ISBN: 9781859416624
Number Of Pages: 320

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Doping is undoubtedly one of the most controversial issues within sport. Doping scandals wreck the careers of sportsmen and women,they can bankrupt governing bodies, infringe personal liberties, threaten livelihoods, tarnish images, galvanise the European Union, undermine the Olympic Movement and invoke invective from politicians.

In recent years, sports law has developed into one of the most exciting and challenging legal disciplines and the importance of the law in doping matters has been heightened by the influx of money into sport and the development of sport as a global economy.

Drugs and Doping in Sport brings together work from leading academics, practitioners and administrators, analyses contemporary socio-legal and political themes related to doping in sport. It provides a challenging and often controversial view of doping issues and confronts political and legal orthodoxy, supplying the reader with a unique insight into this fascinating area of academic study.

The State of Play
Doping Control
A Time for Re-Evaluation
Drugs, law and Versapaks
The Fundamental rights of athletes in doping trials
A snort and a puff
International performers' perceptions of drug use and the Diane Modahl affair
Running scared
The world anti-doping agency
Harmonisation
The International Olympic Committee, Transnational doping policy and globalisation
The discourses of doping
Drug testing in amateur sports in the US
Criminal law regulation of performance enhancing drugs
Drugs, health and sporting values
Doping solutions and the problem with 'problems'
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ISBN: 9781859416624
ISBN-10: 1859416624
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1