Incidents of doping in sports are common in news headlines, despite regulatory efforts. How did doping become a crisis? What does a doping violation actually entail? Who gets punished for breaking the rules of fair play? In "e;Testing for Athlete Citizenship,"e; Kathryn E. Henne, a former competitive athlete and an expert in the law and science of anti-doping regulations, examines the development of rules aimed at controlling performance enhancement in international sports. As international and celebrated figures, athletes are powerful symbols, yet few spectators realize that a global regulatory network is in place in an attempt to ensure ideals of fair play. The athletes caught and punished for doping are not always the ones using performance-enhancing drugs to cheat. In the case of female athletes, violations of fair play can stem from their inherent biological traits. Combining historical and ethnographic approaches, "e;Testing for Athlete Citizenship"e; offers a compelling account of the origins and expansion of anti-doping regulation and gender-verification rules.
Testing for Athlete Citizenship
Rutgers University Press
The Regulation of Doping and Sex in Sport
Critical Issues in Sport and Society
Mind, Body & Spirit /