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The Resource The edge : the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports, Roger Pielke, Jr

The edge : the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports, Roger Pielke, Jr

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The edge : the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports
Title
The edge
Title remainder
the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports
Statement of responsibility
Roger Pielke, Jr
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How do sports stars break the rules in their search for a competitive edge? Both entertaining and thought-provoking, The Edge not only visits the battlefields in the war against cheating and corruption, but also explores ways to ensure that "the spirit of sport" can survive in today's high-tech, highly professional world. Drawing on controversies straight out of the headlines, Pielke looks at doping, match fixing, fake amateurism, and other ways of breaking the rules. But are those rules - and the values they reflect - hopelessly outdated? Wonderfully readable and scrupulously researched, The Edge blends science and journalism to produce an unforgettable account of sport in crisis"--Publisher
Summary
"Edge wars" are to be expected in sport, because sport is about securing an edge--over history, over an opponent, over what has been done before. Drawing on controversies straight out of the headlines, this book synthesizes a vast amount of information to explore that edge, to make sense of it, and to offer the reader a provocative new understanding of 21st-century sport
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10541099
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Pielke, Roger A.
Dewey number
796.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology
Target audience
adult
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the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports
Label
The edge : the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports, Roger Pielke, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The war for the soul of sport. A little edge can make a big difference -- The spirit of sport -- Cheating, gamesmanship, and going over the edge -- Part II: The battlegrounds. Amateurs: Who is being cheated? -- Cheating to lose -- Lance Armstrong gets the last laugh -- Hacking the athlete and the games -- When Mother Nature cheats -- Part III: Winning the war for sport. Can science save sport? -- Against autonomy -- Governing sport in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn956984063
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781938901577
Lccn
2016031936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)956984063
Label
The edge : the war against cheating and corruption in the cutthroat world of elite sports, Roger Pielke, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The war for the soul of sport. A little edge can make a big difference -- The spirit of sport -- Cheating, gamesmanship, and going over the edge -- Part II: The battlegrounds. Amateurs: Who is being cheated? -- Cheating to lose -- Lance Armstrong gets the last laugh -- Hacking the athlete and the games -- When Mother Nature cheats -- Part III: Winning the war for sport. Can science save sport? -- Against autonomy -- Governing sport in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn956984063
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781938901577
Lccn
2016031936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)956984063

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