The Edge : The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports, Paperback / softback Book

The Edge : The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports Paperback / softback

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Roger Pielke reveals how 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But are those rules--and the values they reflect--hopelessly outdated?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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 330 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • ISBN: 9781938901577

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