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Fastest, Highest, Strongest by Rob Beamish
Book DescriptionFastest, Highest, Strongest presents a comprehensive challenge to the dominant orthodoxy concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Examining the political and economic transformation of the Olympic Movement during the twentieth century, the authors argue that the realities of modern sport require a serious reassessment of current policies, in particular the ban on the use of certain substances and practices. The book includes detailed discussion of: * The historical importance of World War II and the Cold War in the development of a high-performance culture in sport * The changing Olympic project: from amateurism to a fully professionalized approach * The changing meaning of "sport" * The role of sport science, technology and drugs in pursuing ever-better performance * The major ethical and philosophical arguments used to support the ban on performance-enhancing substances in sport. Fastest, Highest, Strongest is a profound critical examination of modern sport. Its straightforward style will appeal to under- and post-graduate students as well as scholars of sports ethics and history, policy makers and all those interested in the changing nature of sport.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415770422
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rob Beamish
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Presenting an exploration of the use of drugs and other performance-enhancing practices in sport, this book offers a controversial perspective on the modern Olympics. It is useful for under- and post-graduate students, as well as scholars of sports ethics and history, policy makers and others interested in the changing nature of sport.
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