Doping: Athletes and Drugs

Front Cover, Limited, Sep 12, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 84 pages
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Bonds, Armstrong, Landis, Giambi, Palmeiro - all are on an ever-growing list of prominent athletes whose names have come up in relation to sports doping. An important issue that will remain in the news for years to come, this book explores this headline issue. It explains what doping is, offers a brief history, and discusses anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Describing the pressures that athletes face, it looks at why some feel forced to cheat. Society and medias roles are addressed, as well as the possible effects on young people today. Legal and legislative issues are also discussed, including congressional hearings, testing, and anti-doping laws.

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