A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 - 1976

A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 - 1976

Author: Paul Dimeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134246854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or ‘evil’ we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. By the interwar period, experiments had been modernised in the new laboratories of exercise physiologists. Still there was very little sense that this was contrary to the ethics or spirit of sport. Sports, drugs and science were closely linked for over half a century. The Second World War provided the impetus for both increased use of drugs and the emergence of an anti-doping response. By the end of the 1950s a new framework of ethics was being imposed on the drugs question that constructed doping in highly emotive terms as an ‘evil’. Alongside this emerged the science and procedural bureaucracy of testing. The years up to 1976 laid the foundations for four decades of anti-doping. This book offers a detailed and critical understanding of who was involved, what they were trying to achieve, why they set about this task and the context in which they worked. By doing so, it reconsiders the classic dichotomy of ‘good anti-doping’ up against ‘evil doping’. Winner of the 2007 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for the best book in British sports history.
A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 - 1976
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Paul Dimeo
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-10 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or ‘evil’ we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered
A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 – 1976
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Paul Dimeo
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-10 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or ‘evil’ we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered
German Sports, Doping, and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Michael Krüger, Christian Becker, Stefan Nielsen
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This book examines doping in Germany, with primary attention given to West Germany, from 1950 to the present, including what societal, cultural, and institutional pressures arose after WWII to bring about such prevalence of doping in the country.
A Global History of Doping in Sport
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-22 - Publisher: Routledge

From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to doping. This book seeks to fill that gap by examining different aspects
Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: S. Wagg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-29 - Publisher: Springer

The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the