By John Gleaves,Thomas Hunt

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by means of wearing businesses, the advance of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through smooth activity. but heretofore few historians have explored the various ways in which overseas game has spoke back to doping. This e-book seeks to fill that hole via studying diversified points of sport’s international efforts to reply to athletes doping. by way of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that research foreign responses to doping, this precise factor goals to raised articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings starts off with the 1st point out of doping in any activity. It examines not just the 1st efforts to prohibit doping but in addition the athletes who sought functionality enhancers. targeting particular framing occasions, authors during this factor research how historical past 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 eastern swimmers to Italian runners to American jockeys, the paintings spans the variety of doping heritage. even as, the authors stay targeted round one unmarried factor: the historical past of doping in sport.

This bookw as released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the background of Sport.

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