8th Edition

Drugs in Sport

Edited By David Mottram, Neil Chester Copyright 2022
    504 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    504 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text on the emotive, complex and critical subject of performance enhancement and doping within sport. Thoroughly updated in light of the latest World Anti-Doping Code and taking into account the latest regulations, procedures and landmark cases, this 8th edition explores the science behind drug use in sport, as well as its ethical, social, political and administrative context.

    Introducing an increased focus on athletes with specific needs and on corrupt doping practices, the book covers key topics including:

    - an evaluation of the prevalence of doping in sport;

    - the latest doping control regulations stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA);

    - the science and side effects of each major class of drug used in sport;

    - cutting-edge issues such as drug use by transgender athletes;

    - medical and anti-doping considerations for athletes with an impairment;

    - governance and corruption in sport including institutionalised doping;

    - issues surrounding sport nutrition and supplement use in sport;

    - medical and pharmaceutical services at major sporting events.

    Accessibly written, and supported throughout with illustrative case studies and data, Drugs in Sport provides a crucial and objective resource for students and researchers, athletes, sports scientists, coaches and athlete-support staff, journalists, sports administrators and policymakers, alike.

    Section 1: The Context and Regulation of Drug Use in Sport

    1. Drugs and their Use in Sport

    David Mottram

    2. The Evolution of Doping and Anti-doping in Sport

    David Mottram

    3. Prevalence of Doping in Sport

    Andrea Petróczi, John Gleaves, Olivier De Hon, Dominic Sagoe, and Martial Saugy

    4. Regulation of Anti-doping in Sport – International and National Operational Frameworks

    Neil Chester and Nick Wojek

    5. Doping Control in Sport

    Neil Chester, Nick Wojek and Yorck Olaf Schumacher

    6. The Role of Athlete Support Personnel in Drug Use in Sport

    Neil Chester, Mark Stuart, and David Mottram

    7. Medical and Pharmacy Services for International Games

    Mark Stuart

    Section 2: Substances and Methods Used and Misused in Sport

    8. Anabolic Agents

    Neil Chester

    9. Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics

    David Mottram and Neil Chester

    10. Beta-2 Agonists

    Neil Chester and David Mottram

    11. Hormone and Metabolic Modulators

    Neil Chester

    12. Diuretics and Masking Agents

    David Mottram

    13. Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components

    Yorck Olaf Schumacher

    14. Chemical and Physical Manipulation

    David Mottram

    15. The potential for gene and cell doping in sport

    Dominic J. Wells

    16. Stimulants

    David Mottram

    17. Caffeine

    Neil Chester

    18. Cannabinoids

    David Mottram

    19. Glucocorticoids

    Nick Wojek

    20. Narcotics

    David Mottram

    21. Non-narcotic analgesics and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

    Nick Wojek

    22. Beta Blockers

    David Mottram

    23. Alcohol

    David Mottram

    24. Sports Nutrition, Supplements and Herbal Preparations

    Neil Chester

    Section 3: Evolving Issues Concerning Drug Use in Sport

    25. Drug Use in Society and the Potential Impact on the Anti-doping Movement

    Neil Chester and Jim Mcveigh

    Chapter 26: Inadvertent Use of Prohibited Substances in Sport

    David Mottram and Neil Chester

    27. Hormonal Treatments for Transgender Athletes and Athletes with a

    Difference of Sex Development

    Stéphane Bermon and Alma Kajéniené

    28. Medical and Anti-doping Consideration for Athletes with Disability

    Cheri Blauwet and Alexandra Gundersen

    29. Governance and Corruption in Sport with Respect to Doping

    Neil King


    David Mottram is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He was a member of the organising committee for pharmacy services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and part of the medical services team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. David is currently providing education and training programmes on drug use in sport and on doping control for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Testing Agency (ITA).

    Neil Chester is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. His teaching commitments are in exercise physiology with a particular focus in sports nutrition, supplementation, drug use and anti-doping in addition to research ethics and ethics in sport and professional practice. Neil works closely with UK Anti-Doping in a research, consultancy and testing capacity and is a member of the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences Integrity Advisory Group and Clean Sport Interest Group.