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By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by way of carrying enterprises, the advance of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through glossy activity. but heretofore few historians have explored the numerous ways in which overseas activity has spoke back to doping. This e-book seeks to fill that hole via analyzing various elements of sport’s international efforts to answer athletes doping. by means of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that learn foreign responses to doping, this precise factor goals to higher articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings starts off 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 carrying panorama. the result's a piece with either breadth and concentration. From tales of eastern swimmers to Italian runners to American jockeys, the paintings spans the variety of doping background. whilst, the authors stay concentrated round one unmarried factor: the historical past of doping in sport.


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