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Drugs and Sports
  • Authored by: Alan Marzilli, M.A., J.D.
  • From the Series: Point/Counterpoint
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791095533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9553-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 362
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 144

Summary

The use of drugs by American athletes has come under increasing scrutiny. As steroids, stimulants, and supplements have become more easily available and salaries and endorsement deals have become more lucrative, it seems that more athletes are using substances designed to improve their performance—whether legal or illegal. But what kinds of restrictions and punishments should athletes face? Should the federal government get involved, or should it be up to professional sports associations to police their members? And is the problem of drugs in sports really just an example of overblown media coverage? Drugs and Sports considers these and other issues from different viewpoints in a balanced account of this controversial topic.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Author and series consulting editor Alan Marzilli is a program associate with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. He works primarily on developing training and educational materials for agencies of the federal government.

Reviews and Awards

"...its presentation makes it well suited to high school debaters."


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