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Dope

Author: Daniel M. Rosen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313345201
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This book chronicles the types and advances in doping techniques used by amateur and professional athletes over the last century. As modern medicine and technology have evolved, the drugs and techniques used to boost athletic performance have evolved along similar lines.

Addiction

Author: Howard Padwa
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842293
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Presents alphabetically-arranged entries covering major figures, organizations, events, and United States government policies covering a variety of addictive substances and addictive behaviors.

German Sports Doping And Politics

Author: Michael Krüger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442249218
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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.

Sport And Society

Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943248
Size: 76.86 MB
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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Myths And Milestones In The History Of Sport

Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230320813
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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 circumstances in which they came about.

Fair Or Foul

Author: Christopher S. Kudlac
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This intriguing book offers a comprehensive examination of all issues related to sports and criminal behavior, from high school to professional athlete, player to spectator.

The White Prisoner

Author: Ognian Georgiev
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499573497
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This wasn't the first time Galabin Boevski felt oppressed. He had suffered the atrocious legacy of communism and the lack of support that a talented athlete like him should otherwise expect from his motherland.It had been a week since his arrest. He'd spent a night in the jail of Sao Paulo's airport, then transferred to another Brazilian prison for temporary detention. Now he was in Itai, a prison for foreigners, full of people from all over the world.His memories kept rushing in and he kept going over the unfortunate events over and over. What went wrong? He spent his first night in jail with 1500 prisoners who were serving their sentences there - murderers, rapists, fraudsters and thieves, but the majority of them people like him - accused of drug trafficking. "I'm not a mule," he thought, "I am Galabin Boevski. Legendary weightlifter and Olympic champion, not a criminal!" ...based on a true story... ------------------------------------------------------ Galabin Boevski is a complicated figure and weightlifting is a complex sport, filled with intrigue and drama. On the stage, the bar does not lie. You either lift it or not. Behind the scenes, however, as The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski's Secret Story makes plain, it can be an enormous struggle not just to become Olympic champion but to stay on top. Alan Abrahamson, bestselling author I read the entire volume in two days. I could not put it down. The plot lines leading up to what would hopefully reveal the final athletic and legal outcomes of Boevski were compelling. Mr. Georgiev has done a master job of story telling. One that will provide a much need insight into the psyches, personalities and foibles of star weightlifters and their coaches. Bob Takano, coach and author of Olympic weightlifting It's quite a fascinating story, with quite a bit of drama, as well as elements of tragedy. I found it to be a very gripping and compelling read. Daniel Rosen, author of Dope: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today The White Prisoner provides a rare glimpse into the world of Bulgarian weightlifting-chronicling the development of Olympic gold medalist, world champion and world record holder Galabin Boevski, and how things went awry: first in weightlifting and then in Brazil. If you are a weightlifting fan, this is a must-read book, and if you want to be introduced to a gritty world and a universal sport you might never have known existed, you will also want to dive into The White Prisoner. Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. , Founder & President, IronMind Enterprises, Inc.

Lance Armstrong

Author: Juliet Macur
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3841903452
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Lance Armstrong und das Rad der Lügen: Juliet Macur, Sportreporterin bei der New York Times, liefert die erste umfassende Darstellung, wie das System Armstrong über Jahrzehnte funktionieren konnte. Kollegen, Kontrolleure, Sportorganisationen, Sponsoren, Medien und selbst die Familie – sie alle wurden von Lance und seinen Helfern belogen, betrogen und unter zum Teil massiven Druck gesetzt. Das Buch, das auf intensiven Gesprächen mit Lance Armstrong und zahlreichen Interviews mit alten Weggefährten basiert, enthüllt die Zusammenhänge des größten Dopingskandal der Geschichte und liefert das beeindruckende Psychogramm eines scheinbar vollkommen gefühlskalten Egomanen. Spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite – nicht nur für Radsport-Fans!

Friedhof Der Klaviere

Author: José Luís Peixoto
Publisher: Septime Verlag
ISBN: 3903061530
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Der »Friedhof der Klaviere« ist wie ein magischer Ort, an dem sich schon Generationen von Lázaros eingefunden haben, ein Ort freiwilligen Exils, heimlicher Treffen, versteckter Ehebrüche, ein Ort zum Träumen und ein Ort der Musik, die sich im Klang der Sprache des Autors niederschlägt. Drei Tischler aus drei Generationen, verbunden durch ihre Leidenschaft für das Restaurieren von Klavieren, erzählen aus ihrem Leben, einem Kaleidoskop von Liebe und Gewalt, Verletzung und Zärtlichkeit, von Geburt und Tod. Francisco Lázaro hat sein Leben bereits hinter sich, als er damit beginnt. Von einem fürsorglichen Familienvater verwandelt er sich in einen gewalttätigen und trunksüchtigen Ehemann. Seine Kinder werden erwachsen, gründen ihre eigene Familie, doch ihr Schicksal wird immer wieder von der Vergangenheit bestimmt. Sein Sohn Francisco lässt während des Marathonlaufs bei den Olympischen Spielen in Stockholm seine Kindheit Revue passieren. Er stirbt bei Kilometer 30 an dem Tag, an dem nun sein Sohn geboren wird. Der Tod verbindet die Generationen und erneuert sie. Er birgt neues Leben, wie auch die in dem dunklen Raum der Tischlerei neben- und übereinander gestapelten Klaviere zu neuem Leben beitragen, wenn Teile von ihnen benutzt werden, um kaputte Klaviere wieder zum Klingen zu bringen. Was auf den ersten Blick wie eine gewöhnliche Familien-Saga anmutet, sprengt durch die unvergleichliche Sprachgewalt Peixotos, durch die Aufhebung zeitlicher Grenzen, durch die Verschmelzung der Protagonisten jegliche Vorstellungskraft und lässt aus drei Generationen eine werden.