The Edge

The Edge

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

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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 But are those rules--and the values they reflect--hopelessly outdated?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.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781938901577
1938901576
Branch Call Number: 796.01 Piel
Characteristics: 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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