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By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported via wearing agencies, the advance of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through sleek activity. but heretofore few historians have explored the various ways in which overseas game has answered to doping. This ebook seeks to fill that hole by means of interpreting assorted elements of sport’s international efforts to answer athletes doping. via incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that study foreign responses to doping, this exact factor goals to raised articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings begins with the 1st point out of doping in any recreation. It examines not just the 1st efforts to prohibit doping but in addition the athletes who sought functionality enhancers. concentrating on particular framing occasions, authors during this factor research how heritage of doping and the way it has indelibly marked the wearing panorama. the result's a piece with either breadth and concentration. From tales of jap swimmers to Italian runners to American jockeys, the paintings spans the variety of doping heritage. while, the authors stay concentrated round one unmarried factor: the historical past of doping in sport.

This bookw as released as a different factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.

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