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The Resource Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them, Thomas H. Murray

Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them, Thomas H. Murray

Label
Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them
Title
Good sport
Title remainder
why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are some technologies such as fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Yes, performance-enhancing drugs are against the rules, but the people who play and govern sport create those rules; rules can be changed. 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, Good Sport 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 care about in sport. It describes how the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermines those values. Implicit in sport's history, rules and practices are values and meanings that provide a sturdy foundation for an ethics of sport that celebrates natural talents and dedication. The way a sport adapts to innovations in equipment, tactics and players makes visible its values and meanings. Performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport. Through understanding the fundamental role of values and meanings, we can see not just what we champion in the athletic arena but more broadly what we value in human achievement
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Thomas H.
Dewey number
362.29088/796
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC1230
LC item number
.M87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QT 262
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doping in sports
  • Athletes
  • Sports
Label
Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them, Thomas H. Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780190687984
Lccn
2017005059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn982093090
  • (OCoLC)982093090
Label
Good sport : why our games matter -- and how doping undermines them, Thomas H. Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780190687984
Lccn
2017005059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn982093090
  • (OCoLC)982093090

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