The Edge

The Edge

The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports

Book - 2016
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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 But are those rules - and the values they reflect - hopelessly outdated?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: Berkeley, California :, Roaring Forties Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781938901577
Characteristics: 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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