In the Headlines: Doping: The Sports World in Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821152
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821154
  • DDC: 362.290887
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The temptation to enhance athletes' performance with substances is great when fame, money, and national pride are involved. From the early days of professional sports, both human and animal athletes have tried to improve their strength and endurance with a range of steroids, hormones, and other drugs. Antidoping regulations established by every conceivable sport seek to ensure fairness on the playing field. Yet deception occurs widely, whether from state-sponsored doping regimens or individual efforts. In this collection of articles, readers will gain a nuanced view of the issues and people involved in the most pivotal news about doping in the sports world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Problems and Protections.
1: U.S. Orders State Racing Bodies to Eliminate ‘Doping’ of Horses.
2: Dogs ‘Doped’ in Britain.
3: Doping Tests Urged for All Harness Horses Before Races at State Tracks.
4: Use of Drugs at Olympics Found to Be Widespread.
5: For Olympic Hopefuls, Antidoping Rules Will Be an Adjustment.
Limits of Protection.
6: Strike Keeps Tour de France Riders on Pills and Needles.
7: Outcry on Wider Use of Drugs for Race Horses.
8: Effect of Drugs to Aid Athletes Studied by U.S..
9: Study May Renew ‘Blood Doping’ Debate.
10: I.O.C. Issues Doping Report.
11: Varying Standards on Steroid Use.
12: Gary Wadler, Antidoping Pioneer, Had a Gift for Straight Talk.
Bucking the System.
13: Turf Authorities Are Accused of ‘Silence’ Plot in Drugging.
14: Citing Drug Use, Olympic Official Proposes a Ban on Weight Lifting.
15: Olympic Cover-Up?.
16: In German Courthouse: Pain, Doping, Medals.
17: Drugs Pervade Sport in Russia, World Anti-Doping Agency Report Finds.
18: Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold.
19: An Olympic Antidoping Champion.
20: Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by I.O.C..
The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall.
21: Johnson Loses Gold to Lewis After Drug Test.
22: Armstrong’s Wall of Silence Fell Rider by Rider.
23: For Armstrong, a Confession Without Explanation.
24: End of the Ride for Lance Armstrong.
25: Exchanging Sword for Pen, Rodriguez Apologizes to Yankees and Fans.
26: The Home Run Explosion Is Not Exactly Beyond Suspicion.
27: Lance Armstrong Settles Federal Fraud Case for $5 Million.
28: Soccer and Doping? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Falling Through the Cracks.
29: Dog Doping at the Iditarod: Dallas Seavey, a Legend in the Sport, Is Named.
30: Iditarod Doping Mystery: Who Slipped Tramadol to the Dogs?.
31: Critics Say FIFA Is Stalling a Doping Inquiry as World Cup Nears.
32: Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing.
33: Peru’s Paolo Guerrero Vows to Fight Doping Ban: ‘This Is About My Honor’.
34: For Tennis Players, Numbers in Antidoping Program Don’t Add Up.
35: Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?.
Antidoping and the Future.
36: Antidoping Authorities From 17 Nations Push for a Series of Reforms.
37: Hall of Fame Voters Soften Stance on Stars of Steroids Era.
38: Antidoping Officials Get an Earful from Congress: ‘What a Broken System’.
39: Russian Hackers Release Stolen Emails in New Effort to Undermine Doping Investigators.
40: Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes.
41: Clashing Agendas: Antidoping Officials vs. U.S. Olympics Leaders.
42: At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias.
43: A Better Body in a Pill? Experts Urge Caution on SARMs.
44: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.