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The Resource Dope : a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today, Daniel M. Rosen

Dope : a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today, Daniel M. Rosen

Label
Dope : a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today
Title
Dope
Title remainder
a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today
Statement of responsibility
Daniel M. Rosen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Since the dawn of athletic competition during the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, have been finding innovative ways to gain an edge on their competition. Some of those performance-enhancement methods have been within the accepted rules while other methods skirt the gray area between being within the rules and not, while still other methods break the established rules. In modern times, doping-the use of performance-enhancing drugs-has been one method athletes and their trainers have used to beat their competition. The history of sports doping during the modern era can be traced through the events and scandals of the times in which the athletes lived. From the use of amphetamines and other stimulants in the early 20th century, to the use of testosterone and steroids by both the USSR and the United States during Cold War-era Olympics games, to blood doping and EPO, to designer drugs, the history of doping in sports closely follows the medical and technological advances of our times. In the early 21st century, the possibility of genetically engineered athletes looms. The story of doping in sports over the last century offers clues to where the battle over performance enhancement will be fought in the years to come. This book includes a timeline of major milestones/events in the history of doping from the mid-1800s onward. It also shows that a number of popularly circulated stories about doping in sports don't hold up under close examination. For example, in 1886, an English cyclist was said to have died following the Bordeaux to Paris Derny race. However, the Bordeaux to Paris race didn't exist in 1886. It was first run in 1891. Second, the cyclist who supposedly died in 1886 actually died in 1896-from typhoid fever, rather than doping-related causes. To round this landmark study, Dope features an afterword that addresses the final conclusion of the Floyd Landis doping case and brings the content up to the minute on other current doping scandals
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Daniel M
Dewey number
362.2909
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1230
LC item number
.R65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 K-528
  • QT 11.1
NLM item number
R813d 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doping in sports
  • Athletes
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Doping in Sports
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Athletes
  • Doping in sports
  • Doping
  • Sport
  • Anabolikum
  • Doping
  • steroids
  • drugs
Label
Dope : a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today, Daniel M. Rosen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0812/2008009949.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early history of performance enhancement drugs, 1860-1959 -- The beginnings of modern doping, 1960-1969 -- The rise of East German athletics and other tales of doping, 1970-1979 -- Blood doping, EPO, and human growth hormone, 1980-1989 -- An explosion of doping cases and the rise of custom-tailored drugs, 1990-1999 -- Is everyone doping? 2000-present -- Future perfect : genetically modified athletes?
Control code
ocn192081620
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780313345203
Lccn
2008009949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o192081620
  • (OCoLC)192081620
Label
Dope : a history of performance enhancement in sports from the nineteenth century to today, Daniel M. Rosen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0812/2008009949.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early history of performance enhancement drugs, 1860-1959 -- The beginnings of modern doping, 1960-1969 -- The rise of East German athletics and other tales of doping, 1970-1979 -- Blood doping, EPO, and human growth hormone, 1980-1989 -- An explosion of doping cases and the rise of custom-tailored drugs, 1990-1999 -- Is everyone doping? 2000-present -- Future perfect : genetically modified athletes?
Control code
ocn192081620
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780313345203
Lccn
2008009949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o192081620
  • (OCoLC)192081620

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