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By Verner Møller

With each confident medicinal drugs attempt the credibility and veracity of recent elite recreation is lowered. during this radical and provocative critique of present anti-doping coverage and perform, Verner Møller argues that the struggle opposed to doping – promoted as an initiative to cleanse activity of cheats – is at middle not anything below a conflict to save lots of activity from itself, situated at the fault-line among the desire to purity and the need to win.

Drawing on broad and distinctive case reports of doping in recreation, and utilizing a hugely unique mixture of conceptual rules from philosophy and sociology, Møller strongly criticises present anti-doping regimes and demanding situations our regularly held principles concerning the nature of game and the dangers posed by way of medicinal drugs to healthiness and reasonable play. He argues forcefully that we needs to comprehend the precarious place of the athlete and that purely through containing coaches, medical professionals and drug businesses in the anti-doping regime do we desire to ever make development in this most crucial factor.

Written in a full of life and fascinating variety, and skilfully mixing empirical case stories with innovative conception, this booklet represents a huge assertion at the nature of game, morality and modernity. it is necessary examining for all severe scholars and students of the ethics, sociology and politics of activity.

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