Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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Editors: Angela J. Schneider & Fan Hong
Bibliographic:  ISBN-10: 0415352231, ISBN-13: 978-0415352239, Routledge Publishing, 2005, £19.99, 194 pages, paperback
Subjects:  Drug use and ethical issues in sport
Reviewed by: Fadil Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
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In this book the question of "How ethical is using performance improving drugs in sport?" is argued in global perspective
The ethical questions in sport are discussed comprehensively. Particularly, different cultures and approach of various countries to that issue were examined
Given that this book is about a popular topic in sport, it is a great interest to the sport public as well as students, researchers and practitioners in the sport and exercise disciplines
The book composed of 10 chapters following a thorough introduction from the editors in 194 pages. The titles are: 1.Fair is Fair, Or Is It? : A Moral Consideration of the Doping Wars in American Sport; 2.Are Doping Sanctions Justified? A Moral Relativistic View; 3.Cultural Nuances: Doping, Cycling and the Tour de France; 4.On Transgendered Athletes, Fairness and Doping: An International Challenge; 5.Creating a Corporate Anti-doping Culture: The Role of Bulgarian Sports Governing Bodies; 6. Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg - Not Guilty?; 7.The Japanese Debate Surrounding the Doping Ban: The Application of the Harm Principle; 8. Doping and Anti-doping in Sport in China: An Analysis of Recent and Present Attitudes and Actions; 9.Anti-doping in Sport: The Norwegian Perspective; 10.Ethics in Sport: The Greek Educational Perspective on Anti-doping
This book is a detailed review and examination of the ethical literature on performance enhancing drugs in worldwide sport. It can be considered as an essential contribution to the international anti-doping campaign in sport
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