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By Ivan Waddington

Why do many athletes chance their careers through taking performance-enhancing medicines? Do the hugely aggressive pressures of elite activities train athletes to win at any price?

An creation to medicines in Sport presents a close and systematic exam of drug use in game and makes an attempt to provide an explanation for why athletes have, over the past 4 many years, more and more used performance-enhancing medications. It deals a serious evaluation of the main theories of drug use in recreation, and offers an in depth research of the involvement of activities physicians within the improvement and use of performance-enhancing medicinal drugs. targeting drug use inside elite game, the booklet deals an in-depth exam of significant modern subject matters and concerns, including:

  • the background of substances in recreation and altering styles of use
  • fair play, dishonest and the ‘spirit of sport’
  • WADA and the way forward for anti-doping policy
  • drug use in expert soccer and cycling
  • sociological enquiry and the issues of discovering medications in sport.

Designed to aid scholars discover and comprehend this difficult sector of analysis in activity reports, and richly illustrated all through with case reviews and empirical info, An advent to medicinal drugs in Sport is a useful addition to the literature. it truly is crucial analyzing for anyone with an curiosity within the dating among medications, activity and society.

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2007). Formula One motor racing, in particular, continued in the early years of the twenty-first century to offer excellent marketing opportunities for tobacco companies, with races outside of Europe reaching television audiences of up to 40 billion people worldwide (Blum, 2005). However, the increasingly tight regulation of tobacco advertising has led to a steady withdrawal of tobacco companies from sports 26 Sport, health and drugs sponsorship, and by the 2007 season Philip Morris was the only tobacco company still involved in sponsorship in Formula One motor racing (Tobacco News, 2007).

The British legislation came into effect in 2003 and banned all sponsorship of sporting events in Britain, with exceptions for Formula One motor racing and snooker, which were given extra time to find alternative sponsors. The British ban was followed by an EU-wide ban on sponsorship of sporting events within the European Union, which came into effect in 2005. , 2007). Formula One motor racing, in particular, continued in the early years of the twenty-first century to offer excellent marketing opportunities for tobacco companies, with races outside of Europe reaching television audiences of up to 40 billion people worldwide (Blum, 2005).

Armed with these questions, we are now in a position to examine the arguments in relation to health and cheating which are most commonly used to justify current anti-doping policies in sport. Before we examine these arguments, however, it is necessary to make one final preliminary point. The object of the following discussion is not to suggest that the use of performance-enhancing drugs either should or should not be permitted. Our concerns – and given the highly emotive subject matter, it may be necessary to reiterate the point occasionally – are sociological and, as such, we are not concerned to argue about what should or should not be, or about what we ought or ought not to do, for such issues are philosophical or moral issues rather than properly sociological ones.

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