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The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-08-29
ISBN : 1448189926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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‘A wonderful book. Thoughtful...fascinating’ Malcolm Gladwell Do you believe some people are born athletes? Is sporting talent innate or something that can be achieved through endurance and practise? In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein: - Exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. - Shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not – like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player. - Uncovers why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 1101622636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 9780606366694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits throug

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Yellow Jersey
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780224091619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not âe" like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player âe" and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Book
Author : David J. Epstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781471247118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is Usain Bolt a superhuman one-off? Are sports stars like Paula Radcliffe and Tiger Woods born or made? Could we all be Olympians if we trained hard enough? In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about why top sportsmen excel. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete's will to train, might in fact have important genetic components. Through revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of sport.

Range

Range Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2019-06-27
ISBN : 1509843515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Fascinating . . . If you’re a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you' – Bill Gates The instant Sunday Times Top Ten and New York Times bestseller Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019 A Financial Times Essential Reads of 2019 pick A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize. From the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start. This is completely wrong. In this landmark book, David Epstein shows you that the way to succeed is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests – in other words, by developing range. Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein demonstrates why in most fields – especially those that are complex and unpredictable – generalists, not specialists are primed to excel. No matter what you do, where you are in life, whether you are a teacher, student, scientist, business analyst, parent, job hunter, retiree, you will see the world differently after you've read Range. You'll understand better how we solve problems, how we learn and how we succeed. You'll see why failing a test is the best way to learn and why frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, Range shows how people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive and why spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to your success, and how to achieve it. 'I loved Range' – Malcolm Gladwell 'Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.' – Daniel H. Pink 'So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.' – Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet

Gene Doping in Sports

Gene Doping in Sports Book
Author : Angela J. Schneider
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-03-14
ISBN : 9780080463476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in genetics have begun to deliver on their promise of new and improved approaches to the prevention and treatment of human disease, including the gene-based therapeutics. The international sports community has begun to recognize the potential harmful use of gene transfer technology by athletes. The task of monitoring and controlling sports doping must be a truly cooperative effort, involving the cooperation of a range of local, national, and international organizations. There are very serious broad social and ethical issues at stake that relate to our definition of sports and its role in our society, as well as the social and ethical principles that are challenged or breached through sport doping, determining which forms of performance enhancement – in sport or any other realm of human activity – are acceptable, and what makes the enhancement of sport performance different from enhancement in other areas of human activity (e.g., cosmetic surgery, mood and learning enhancement through drugs, and drug-based “treatment of physical and intellectual changes in normal aging process). This book tackles all these issues and more, serving as the first such focused treatment of this increasingly important topic, which has broad-based implications for science, medicine, sports, and society.

Genetics and Sports

Genetics and Sports Book
Author : Malcolm Collins
Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 380559027X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication reviews past, current and future applications of genetic research in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. It highlights ethical concerns, potential clinical applications and exploitation of genetic information. The authors, an interdisciplinary group of experts comprising clinicians, exercise scientists, human geneticists and other biological scientists, present an integrated and holistic understanding of the field to the reader. Several chapters of the book address the issue of nature and nurture in determining athletic ability and etiology of sports injuries. Other chapters are dealing with genetics and performance research during premolecular and molecular biology eras, gene-lifestyle interactions and their consequences on health, as well as genetic risk factors in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Finally, the possible application of gene therapy in athletes, gene doping and genetic testing of athletes are discussed. The book is highly recommended to exercise scientists, sports clinicians, human geneticists, athletes, coaches and to all those interested in the relatively new area of genetic research within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.

The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance

The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine  Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance Book
Author : Claude Bouchard,Eric P. Hoffman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-02
ISBN : 1444348299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the latest volume in the IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, summarizing the evidence from all relevant sources on the genetic and molecular basis of sports and other human physical performance. The initial chapters address the basic science of genomics and genetics and the regulation of gene expression. Additional chapters provide authoritative information on the genetics of complex performance phenotypes, the contributions of small animal research, family and twin studies, and ethnic comparisons. A final section addresses the issue of the contribution of specific genes and molecular markers as related to endurance, strength and power, and responsiveness to specific conditioning programs. This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee is a must for sports and exercise scientists who require a thorough guide to the most cutting edge science in this expanding field.

Sports Exercise and Nutritional Genomics

Sports  Exercise  and Nutritional Genomics Book
Author : Debmalya Barh,Ildus I. Ahmetov
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-08-25
ISBN : 0128163402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sports, Exercise, and Nutritional Genomics: Current Status and Future Directions is the first reference volume to offer a holistic examination of omics-driven advances across different aspects of exercise and sports physiology, biochemistry, sports medicine, psychology, anthropology, and sports nutrition; and highlighting the opportunities towards advance personalized training and athlete health management. More than 70 international experts from 14 countries have discussed key exercise and sport-related themes through the prism of genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, telomere biology, talent in sport, individual differences in response to regular physical activity, that in the future may empower coaches, sports physicians, fitness experts, genetic counselors, and translational scientists to employ various omics data and approaches in improving health and physical performance of people participating in sports and exercise activities. Contributors address current knowledge of genetic influence on athletic performance, individual responses to exercise training, as well as the genetics of musculoskeletal phenotypes, exercise-related injuries, flexibility, and neurodegenerative disorders in athletes. Finally, performance-related and psychological traits associated with epigenetic, transcriptomic and metagenomic biomarkers are also considered, along with nutritional and pharmacogenomic aids in sports medicine and personalized nutrition. Effectively synthesizes key themes across molecular aspects of exercise and sports sciences Provides a knowledge base for future translation of omics solutions to talent identification, individualized training, and nutrition Features contributions from international experts (researchers and clinicians) in the subject area

Genetic Technology and Sport

Genetic Technology and Sport Book
Author : Claudio Tamburrini,Torbjörn Tännsjö
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-11-03
ISBN : 1134293402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport ... or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement? Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic technologies to improve sport performance. Issues covered include: * gene technology and sports ethics * genetic testing in sports * gene technology and the sporting ethos * gene technology and gender equality in sport. This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics. Contributors include Lincoln Allison, Ruth Chadwick, Arne Ljungqvist, Andy Miah, Christian Munthe, Bengt Saltin, Angela Schnieder and many more.

Sports Analytics

Sports Analytics Book
Author : Ambikesh Jayal,Allistair McRobert,Giles Oatley,Peter O'Donoghue
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-06-12
ISBN : 1351838962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the analysis of big datasets in sports performance becomes a more entrenched part of the sporting landscape, so the value of sport scientists and analysts with formal training in data analytics grows. Sports Analytics: Analysis, Visualisation and Decision Making in Sports Performance provides the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the use of analytics in sport and its application in sports performance, coaching, talent identification and sports medicine available. Employing an approach-based structure and integrating problem-based learning throughout the text, the book clearly defines the difference between analytics and analysis and goes on to explain and illustrate methods including: Interactive visualisation Simulation and modelling Geospatial data analysis Spatiotemporal analysis Machine learning Genomic data analysis Social network analysis Offering a mixed-methods case study chapter, no other book offers the same level of scientific grounding or practical application in sports data analytics. Sports Analytics is essential reading for all students of sports analytics, and useful supplementary reading for students and professionals in talent identification and development, sports performance analysis, sports medicine and applied computer science.

Head in the Game

Head in the Game Book
Author : Brandon Sneed
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-02-28
ISBN : 0062455958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology—the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains—for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us. Moneyball showed how statistics were revolutionizing baseball. The Sports Gene revealed the role genetics play in sports. Now, Head in the Game examines the next evolution: how mental engineering—the manipulation of the cognitive processes of the brain—can make gifted athletes even better. For years, technology—from EEG (electroencephalogram) to fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) to video games, tablets, and personal data collection devices—have been used with soldiers to understand their physical and mental functioning. Touching on brain functionality vital to sports—both the "hard" (coordination, stimuli processing, functional memory, decision-making, load-processing) and the "soft" (emotion regulation, visualization, psychology, mindfulness)—this tech is now being adopted by scores of championship franchises and top athletes—including scrappy underdogs forced to innovate and elite players looking for an advantage. Star NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady, the NBA’s Kyle Korver, and Olympic volleyball champion Kerri Walsh are using mental engineering to up their game. It’s not luck that has transformed the San Antonio Spurs into a formidable force—it’s science, Sneed demonstrates. As mental engineering becomes widespread—taking athletes who are already freaks of nature and making them better—the impact on the multi-billion dollar sports industry will be dramatic on players, managers, trainers, owners, and even fans. Interviewing athletes and coaches, visiting training camps and sports science firms, Brandon Sneed offers a firsthand, on-the-ground look at this exciting breakthrough that has the potential to transform to transform the game—and all our lives.

Doping in Sport and the Law

Doping in Sport and the Law Book
Author : Ulrich Haas,Deborah Healey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 1509905901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique international legal and cross-disciplinary edited volume contains analysis of the legal impact of doping regulation by eminent and well known experts in the legal fields of sports doping regulation and diverse legal fields which are intrinsically important areas for consideration in the sports doping landscape. These are thoughtful extended reflections by experts on theory and policy and how they interact with law in the context of doping in sport. It is the first book to examine the topical and contentious area of sports doping from a variety of different but very relevant legal perspectives which impact the stakeholders in sport at both professional and grass roots levels. The World Anti-Doping Code contains an unusual mix of public and private regulation which is of more general interest and fully explored in this work. Each of the 14 chapters addresses doping regulation from a legal perspective such as tort, corporate governance, employment law, human rights law, or a scientific area. Legal areas are generally considered from an international and not national perspective. Issues including fairness, logic and the likelihood of compliance are explored. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the law, regulation and governance of sport.

The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance

The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine  Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance Book
Author : Claude Bouchard,Eric P. Hoffman
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2011-01-31
ISBN : 9781444334456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the latest volume in the IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, summarizing the evidence from all relevant sources on the genetic and molecular basis of sports and other human physical performance. The initial chapters address the basic science of genomics and genetics and the regulation of gene expression. Additional chapters provide authoritative information on the genetics of complex performance phenotypes, the contributions of small animal research, family and twin studies, and ethnic comparisons. A final section addresses the issue of the contribution of specific genes and molecular markers as related to endurance, strength and power, and responsiveness to specific conditioning programs. This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee is a must for sports and exercise scientists who require a thorough guide to the most cutting edge science in this expanding field.

Genetically Modified Athletes

Genetically Modified Athletes Book
Author : Andy Miah
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-08-02
ISBN : 1134425988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking whether sporting authorities can, or even should, protect sport from genetic modification. This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. We already allow that athletes can optimise their performance by the use of technologies; without wishing to assert that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, Andy Miah argues that simply being human matters in sport and that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity. Genetically Modifies Athletes includes examination of: * the concept of 'good sport' and the definition of cheating * the doped athlete - should we be more sympathetic? * the role of the medical industry * the usefulness (or not) of the terms 'doping' and 'anti-doping'. An important and growing field of interest, this book should be read by students, academics and practitioners.

Gender Athletes Rights and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Gender  Athletes  Rights  and the Court of Arbitration for Sport Book
Author : Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2018-09-28
ISBN : 1787542408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining gender-related sports dispute resolution by the Court of Arbitration. Identifying complexities around gender, gender binaries, and the ways in which intersecting identities complicate resolutions, the author demonstrate how athletes' rights are threatened by a forced arbitration process.

Summary of Range David Epstein Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Summary of Range David Epstein   Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Book
Author : Contentpush
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-07
ISBN : 9781077468771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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::::::::::::::::::::::: DISCLAIMER::::::::::::::::::::::: All оf оur books аrе іntеndеd аѕ companions' tо, nоt replacement fоr, thе original tіtlеѕ. ContentPush is wholly responsible for all оf thе content аnd is not аѕѕосіаtеd wіth the оrіgіnаl authors' іn аnу wау.::::::::::::::::::::::: ABOUT BOOK::::::::::::::::::::::: At a tіmе whеn mаnу see ѕресіаlіzаtіоn as the rоutе tо ѕuссеѕѕ, Range (2019) shows thаt hаvіng broad interests аnd tаkіng уоur time tо fіnd уоur fосuѕ іn lіfе lead tо еxсеllеnсе and іnnоvаtіоn. Drаwіng on еxаmрlеѕ frоm buѕіnеѕѕ, sports, ѕсіеnсе аnd human psychology, Rаngе urges uѕ аll tо ѕtау open-minded and сurіоuѕ.::::::::::::::::::::::: ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR::::::::::::::::::::::: David Eрѕtеіn is аn аwаrd-wіnnіng jоurnаlіѕt and author with wide-ranging еxреrtіѕе in ѕсіеnсе and sports. He's worked for PrоPublіса and Sроrtѕ Illustrated аѕ a ѕеnіоr writer. His TED Talk on the ѕсіеnсе of athletic реrfоrmаnсе has seven mіllіоn vіеwѕ аnd wаѕ shared by Bіll Gаtеѕ - the greatest endorsement оf hіѕ wоrk ѕіnсе Barack Obama bоught hіѕ fіrѕt book, Thе Sports Gene.::::::::::::::::::::::: INTRODUCTION::::::::::::::::::::::: Lеаrn why taking a wide-ranging аррrоасh tо lіfе wіll рау оff.In оur complex and cutthroat wоrld, thеrе'ѕ a lot of рrеѕѕurе tо get a head start аnd specialize early. Mаnу successful реорlе, ѕuсh аѕ Tiger Wооdѕ, start tо focus оn one раth early іn life. But dеlvе a lіttlе dеереr, and іt becomes сlеаr thаt іt'ѕ gеnеrаlіѕtѕ, nоt ѕресіаlіѕtѕ, whо аrе рrіmеd tо еxсеl. Gеnеrаlіѕtѕ may take a lіttlе lоngеr tо fіnd thеіr path іn life, but thеу аrе more creative, саn make соnnесtіоnѕ bеtwееn dіvеrѕе fields thаt ѕресіаlіѕtѕ саnnоt. Thіѕ makes thеm more innovative аnd, ultіmаtеlу, more impactful. Drаwіng оn examples frоm medicine tо academia to sport, these blіnkѕ explore how brеаdth аnd rаngе аrе fаr mоrе powerful thаn ѕресіаlіzеd еxреrtіѕе. Thеу аlѕо ѕhоw thаt experts оftеn judgе thеіr own fields more nаrrоwlу thаn ореn-mіndеd, іntеllесtuаllу сurіоuѕ аmаtеurѕ do. In thеѕе summary, уоu'll learn What соmіс bооkѕ hаvе to tell uѕ аbоut thе іngrеdіеntѕ оf ѕuссеѕѕ; Hоw thе соmрlеxіtу оf mоdеrn lіfе h

Good to Go What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery

Good to Go  What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery Book
Author : Christie Aschwanden
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN : 0393254348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Sports and Fitness Bestseller An eye-opening exploration of how the human body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training. In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles’ pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s “cupping” ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?

Good Sport

Good Sport Book
Author : Thomas H. Murray
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-12-01
ISBN : 0190688009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why are fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport - while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Are the rules that forbid them arbitrary? Should we level the playing field by allowing all competitors to use drugs that allow them to run faster or longer, leap higher, or lift more? In this provocative exploration of what draws us to sport as participants and spectators, Thomas Murray argues that the values and meanings embedded within our games provide the guidance we need to make difficult decisions about fairness and performance-enhancing technologies. Good Sport reveals what we really care about in sport and how the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermines those values. Implicit in sports history, rules, and practices are values that provide a sturdy foundation for an ethics of sport that celebrates natural talents and dedication. You see these values when the Paralympics creates multiple level playing fields among athletes with different kinds of impairments. They appear again in sports struggles to be fair to all when an extraordinary woman athlete emerges who appears to possess a mans hormone profile and muscles. They are threatened when the effort to assure athletes a fair chance to win without doping is subverted by cheating or by corruption, as in the case of Russias state-supported doping operation. Performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport. Explaining the fundamental role of values and meanings, Good Sport reveals not just what we champion in the athletic arena but also, more broadly, what we value in human achievement.