Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/68517
Title:
Changing patterns of drug use in British sport from the 1960s
Authors:
Waddington, Ivan
Abstract:
The objective of this paper is systematically to examine evidence relating to the prevalence and the changing patterns of drug use in British sport in the period from the 1960s to the present. There are four major sources of information about the prevalence of drug use among athletes: investigative journalism, including the writings and testimonials of athletes and others involved in sport; formal investigations, which may have legal or quasi-legal powers; surveys; and results from drug testing. The methodological problems associated with these sources of data are discussed. It is concluded that the data suggest that since the 1960s there has been a substantial increase in the use of performance-enhancing drugs by British athletes. More particularly the data suggest that, in athletics, the use of drugs has spread from the heavy throwing events to many other track and field events, and that it has spread from athletics and weightlifting - the sports in which drugs were most frequently used in the 1960s - to many other sports. The use of performance-enhancing drugs has also spread down from the elite to much lower levels, while the use of drugs is now widespread among non-competitive recreational athletes in other sport-related contexts such as gymnasiums.
Affiliation:
University College Chester
Citation:
Sport in History, 25(3), 2005, pp. 472-496
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Sport in History
Publication Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/68517
DOI:
10.1080/17460260500396335
Additional Links:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17460263.asp
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1746-0263; 1746-0271
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWaddington, Ivan-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-19T08:25:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-19T08:25:47Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationSport in History, 25(3), 2005, pp. 472-496en
dc.identifier.issn1746-0263-
dc.identifier.issn1746-0271-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17460260500396335-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/68517-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this paper is systematically to examine evidence relating to the prevalence and the changing patterns of drug use in British sport in the period from the 1960s to the present. There are four major sources of information about the prevalence of drug use among athletes: investigative journalism, including the writings and testimonials of athletes and others involved in sport; formal investigations, which may have legal or quasi-legal powers; surveys; and results from drug testing. The methodological problems associated with these sources of data are discussed. It is concluded that the data suggest that since the 1960s there has been a substantial increase in the use of performance-enhancing drugs by British athletes. More particularly the data suggest that, in athletics, the use of drugs has spread from the heavy throwing events to many other track and field events, and that it has spread from athletics and weightlifting - the sports in which drugs were most frequently used in the 1960s - to many other sports. The use of performance-enhancing drugs has also spread down from the elite to much lower levels, while the use of drugs is now widespread among non-competitive recreational athletes in other sport-related contexts such as gymnasiums.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17460263.aspen
dc.subjectdrug useen
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subjectsportsen
dc.titleChanging patterns of drug use in British sport from the 1960sen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSport in Historyen
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