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Dying to win
  1. E Clisby
  1. Chair Drugs in Sport, Sports Medicine Australia;

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    Edited by B Houlihan. Council of Europe Publishing, 2002, £17.95, softcover, pp 247. ISBN 9287146853

    Dying to win gives an eye opening account of the extent to which drugs play a major role in sport. Doping is not new and has been used in sport since ancient Olympic times; it is just that drug use in modern times is at such a level of sophistication, it is now an industry in its own right. The book describes the privileged position sport holds in society, having appeal for both the participant and the spectator. This has led to the massive media interest, commercialism, professionalism, and governmental regulation and manipulation. Economic pressure in the industrialised world and governmental propaganda in the former East …

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