The Edge

The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports
Product Number: EB00684751
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938901621
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Description

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 But are those rules-and the values they reflect-hopelessly outdated?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.

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Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2016

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