This book considers ethical arguments about performance enhancing drugs in sport in a global context. It examines:
* The forces that are bringing about the debate of ethical issues in performance enhancing drugs in sport
* The sources of ethical debates in different continents and countries
* The variation of ethical arguments in different cultural, political, ideological and sports systems.
Whilst there has been a significant body of work that has looked at the importance of ethical issues in performance enhancing drugs in sport - there has been little, if any, consideration of the various ethical concepts in different countries and cultures involving sport. This is a major omission. This book fills the gap and provides a thorough review and analysis of the ethical literature on performance enhancing drugs in sport in the global society. It makes a major contribution to the worldwide anti-doping campaign in sport.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport In Global Society.
Notes on Contributors Series Editors' Foreword Introduction 1. Fair is fair, or is it? A moral consideration of the doping wars in American sport 2. Are doping sanctions justified? A moral relativistic view 3. Cultural nuances: doping, cycling and the Tour de France 4. On transgendered athletes, fairness and doping: an international challenge 5. Creating a corporate anti-doping culture: the role of Bulgarian sports governing bodies 6. Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg – not guilty? 7. The Japanese debate surrounding the doping ban: the application of the harm principle 8. Doping and anti-doping in sport in China: an analysis of recent and present attitudes and actions 9. Anti-doping in sport: the Norwegian perspective 10. Ethics in sport: the Greek educational perspective on anti-doping