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Ben Johnson and the use of steroids in sport: sociological and ethical considerations.
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PMID:  1647866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper examines from a sociological and an ethical standpoint the problem of steroids in sport and competition. After a sociological analysis of some key ideological, social, political, and economic issues related to drugs in sport, we address the question of whether ethically we wish these developments to continue along the same path. A final analysis of the nature of the "authentic practice" makes the distinction between the practice itself with its intrinsic search for excellence and the organizations that sustain the practice but are essentially and necessarily concerned with extrinsic rewards from winning--money, power, status. Priorities have to be reexamined in light of certain fundamental ethical principles.
F Boudreau; B Konzak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of sport sciences = Journal canadien des sciences du sport     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0833-1235     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Sport Sci     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-08     Completed Date:  1991-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707670     Medline TA:  Can J Sport Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-98     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Department of Sociology, Glendon College, York University.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Doping in Sports* / legislation & jurisprudence,  prevention & control
History, 20th Century
Physician-Patient Relations
Sports Medicine
Steroids* / administration & dosage
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Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
B Johnson

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