By Paul Dimeo
This publication deals a brand new background of drug use in game. It argues that the belief of popping up to augment functionality has no longer constantly been the difficulty or ‘evil’ we now imagine it really is. as an alternative, the late nineteenth century used to be a time of a few experimentation and innovation principally unhindered through speak of dishonest or well-being dangers. via the interwar interval, experiments have been modernised within the new laboratories of workout physiologists. nonetheless there has been little or no feel that this was once opposite to the ethics or spirit of game. activities, medicines and technological know-how have been heavily associated for over part a century.
The moment global War provided the impetus for either elevated use of gear and the emergence of an anti-doping reaction. through the top of the Fifties a brand new framework of ethics was once being imposed at the medicinal drugs query that developed doping in hugely emotive phrases as an ‘evil’. along this emerged the technological know-how and procedural paperwork of trying out. The years as much as 1976 laid the rules for 4 a long time of anti-doping. This publication deals a close and important figuring out of who was once concerned, what they have been attempting to in achieving, why they set approximately this job and the context within which they labored. by means of doing so, it reconsiders the vintage dichotomy of ‘good anti-doping’ up opposed to ‘evil doping’.
Winner of the 2007 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for the easiest ebook in British activities historical past.
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A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 – 1976: Beyond Good and Evil by Paul Dimeo