This book offers a detailed history of how sports doctors across the twentieth century constructed the concept "doping" and used it to insert themselves into elite, international sport. It explains how the use of pharmacology became a normal part of training and shows that the concept of doping is far from simple.
Introduction: When the extraordinary is normal, deviance is good Part One: The Development and Genesis of Sports Medicine and Doping (1950-2003) 1. The Ambivalence of Sports Medicine in the Creation of Doping as Deviance (1950-1989) 2. Doping: A public health problem? (1989-2003) Part Two: Professional, Moral and Pharmacological Sports Careers (1950-2010) 3. Doping Careers in Wrestling and Weightlifting: The 1980s 4. Training Models and Pharmacology in Athletics (1960-2000) 5. Rationalism, Training and Medicine in Cycling (1990-2000) 6. Specificities of Doping Careers in Bodybuilding 7. Doping, Effects and Feelings by Dopers 8. New Anti-doping Policies in France: New careers in cycling (2003-2010)