Doping in Sports: Winning at Any Cost?

By MCPHERSON, Stephanie Sammartino

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ISBN
9781467761482
Publisher
Twenty-First Century


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2016  |  Middle to High School

Gr 9 Up—A critical examination of the doping subculture as it stretches across amateur and professional sports. The author includes anecdotal material from participants of all kinds—cyclists, football players, bodybuilders, doctors, scientists, and coaches—to supplement this chronological overview of the rise of doping and the subsequent response by leagues, oversight committees, and governments. Pull quotes and sidebars detail various scandals, ranging from the well-worn (Lance Armstr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

McPherson examines doping culture in professional and amateur sports, documenting its frequent high-school roots, synthesizing information from seco...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2016

A comprehensive introduction to the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) by athletes - from high schoolers to Olympic medalists - that is sure to spark classroom discussion. Explains some of the many types of PEDs, from anabolic steroids to gene therapy. Several types of drug tests are also described, including the fascinating but controversial biological passport, a method that measures long-term changes in the blood: "If the biological passport can be mistakenly interpreted to find an innocent athlete guilty of doping, is the opposite also...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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