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From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by means of wearing agencies, the advance of anti-doping ideology has unfold all through glossy game. but heretofore few historians have explored the various ways in which overseas recreation has replied to doping. This booklet seeks to fill that hole by means of studying diverse facets of sport’s worldwide efforts to reply to athletes doping. by means of incorporating cultural, political, and feminist histories that learn overseas responses to doping, this designated factor goals to higher articulate the narrative of doping. The paintings begins with the 1st point out of doping in any recreation. It examines not just the 1st efforts to prohibit doping but additionally 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 jap 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.


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