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Author McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino.

Title Doping in sports : winning at any cost? / Stephanie Sammartino McPherson.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 362.29 MCP    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 362.29 MCP    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 362.29 MCP    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 362.29 MCP    Available
Description 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Audience Age 12-18.
Grade 9 to 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The price of victory -- A brief history of doping -- Anti-doping enforcement -- What dopers are using -- Beating the system -- Supply and demand -- Turning a blind eye -- Doping in high schools -- The untold story.
Summary "Behind the fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping-- the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge -- is common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers. Some of the world's top athletes, from cyclist Lance Armstrong to professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez, have seen their images tarnished by doping scandals. Still, the pressure to win and high financial stakes drive many athletes to PEDs. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson uncovers the shadowy world of athletes who dope, the people and organizations that help them, and the scientists and officials committed to stopping them."
Subject Doping in sports -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781467761482 (lb : alk. paper)
1467761486 (lb : alk. paper)

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