Essence of Sport
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Essence of Sport by Verner Moller
Book DescriptionProblems within modern sports are proliferating. Fraud, drug taking and other health damaging consequences of high performance sports have revealed that the idea of sport as a healthy and educational enterprise is nothing but an illusion. Nevertheless sports attract huge crowds. That the public does not turn its back on modern sports despite the evils involved is something of a mystery which indicates that the lure of sports is much different from what is normally thought. A discussion of the attraction of sports is imperative for an up-to-date understanding of modern sport. The authors in "The Essence of Sport" bring a wide range of international perspectives and approaches to this common theme and provide valuable insights into contemporary sport.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788778387646
(155mm x 230mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University Press of Southern Denmark
Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: Denmark
Books By Author Verner Moller
Ethics of Doping and Anti-doping, Hardback (August 2009)» View all books by Verner Moller
With every positive drugs test the credibility and veracity of modern elite sport is diminished. This book critiques anti-doping policy and practice. It argues that the fight against doping - promoted as an initiative to cleanse sport of cheats - is at heart nothing less than a battle to save sport from itself.
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