An IOC insider speaks out on creating a drug-free sports culture With doping charges leveled at athletes in baseball, cycling, and in the Olympics, cheating has, to many onlookers, become the norm in pro sports. With implications far beyond the sports arena, Inside Dope examines the genesis of doping in sports as well as in the world of doctors and trainers; drug testing and the battle to stay ahead of users; drug companies and big business; and the role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as watchdog. Written by a former Olympian, an IOC official, and a passionate advocate of fair play in sports, this eye-opening book takes a candid look at testing standards and the future of doping and sports and the larger issue of how doping affects the public perception of athletes.
Introduction. Who Cares? Chapter 1. Rules Are Not Made to Be Ignored. Chapter 2. Wining: At What Price? Chapter 3. What Is Doping? Chapter 4. Test Tube Athletes. Chapter 5. Doping is Not an Accident. Chapter 6. Testing: Games People Play. Chapter 7. Why Do We Need to Regulate Doping? Chapter 8. Playing Fair, and Willing to Prove It. Chapter 9. Pro Sports I: Baseball, Football and Basketball. Chapter 10. Pro Sports II: Hockey, Soccer, Golf and Other Sports. Chapter 11. Drug Cartels and Drug Pushers in the Wide World of Sport. Chapter 12. Gene Doping. Chapter 13. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil. Chapter 14. Is There a Cure? My Ten-Step Program. Afterword. Index.