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Drugs and Sports Fred C. Pampel

Drugs and Sports

Fred C. Pampel

Published June 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780816065752
Hardcover
284 pages
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Although media headlines associate performance-enhancing drug use with high-profile professional athletes, this problem affects all segments of society. Scandals have publicized a problem that even extends to young boys and girls who attempt to mimicMoreAlthough media headlines associate performance-enhancing drug use with high-profile professional athletes, this problem affects all segments of society. Scandals have publicized a problem that even extends to young boys and girls who attempt to mimic their athletic heroes or use drugs as a way to achieve what they believe is an athletic physique - often causing extensive damage to their physical and emotional health. Many amateur athletes and Olympians have also relied on illegal performance-enhancing drugs in the past, and now their careers are characterized by questions and controversy surrounding their personal or professional ethics. Drugs and Sports provides an overview of the history of this topic, as well as the opinions surrounding it. From the performance-enhancement methods of ancient Greeks to the recent accusations of drug use among high-profile professional athletes, this