Fastest, Highest, Strongest

Fastest, Highest, Strongest

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Fastest, Highest, Strongest presents a comprehensive challenge to the dominant orthodoxy concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Examining the political and economic transformation of the Olympic Movement during the twentieth century, the authors argue that the realities of modern sport require a serious reassessment of current policies, in particular the ban on the use of certain substances and practices. The book includes detailed discussion of: * The historical importance of World War II and the Cold War in the development of a high-performance culture in sport * The changing Olympic project: from amateurism to a fully professionalized approach * The changing meaning of qsportq * The role of sport science, technology and drugs in pursuing ever-better performance * The major ethical and philosophical arguments used to support the ban on performance-enhancing substances in sport. Fastest, Highest, Strongest is a profound critical examination of modern sport. Its straightforward style will appeal to under- and post-graduate students as well as scholars of sports ethics and history, policy makers and all those interested in the changing nature of sport.... in Germany Prior to Defeat or Surrender (1944), download/books/handbkmilgov.pdf. ... in Horst Ueberhorst, ed., Geschichte der LeibesA¼bungen [History of Physical Education] 3/2 (Berlin: Bartels and Wernitz, 1972), ... eines unverApf- fentlichten Coubertin-Briefs an Hitler aud dem Jahr 1937 [Coubertin and the Third Reich: On the Background of ... 30 Ibid., 100a€“3. 31 See Wolfgang Buss, a€œSport und Besatzungspolitik, a€ 5a€“11. 32 See Handbook for Militaryanbsp;...

Title:Fastest, Highest, Strongest
Author:Rob Beamish, Ian Ritchie
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-09-27


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