The evolution of anti-doping policy: workplace implications for athletes

Skinner, James, Engelberg, Terry, and Moston, Stephen (2016) The evolution of anti-doping policy: workplace implications for athletes. In: Barry, Michael, Skinner, James L., and Engelberg, Terry, (eds.) Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport. Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 310-330.

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This chapter begins by presenting a brief history of doping in sport. It was found that throughout history athletes have been known to seek advantages over their competitors and this has included doping practices. Societal trends occurring during the mid-nineteenth century saw an increase in doping practice and drug-related deaths in sport. It was during this time that governments and sporting organisations began to see the need for comprehensive action against drugs in sport. During this period, the policy developments of governments and sporting organisations did not lead to reductions in doping in sport. This is underpinned by the rationales for anti-doping policy being out of touch with the nature of contemporary sport as well as the ambiguity that surrounds the focus of anti-doping policies.

Item ID: 43686
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78347-045-7
Keywords: anti-doping; sport; WADA; athletes; employment relations
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 23:32
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350710 Organisational behaviour @ 35%
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52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology @ 30%
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