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    Drugs in Sport, revisited

    Drugs in Sport, now in its 8th edition and still with David Mottram at the helm, with Neil Chester as co-editor, is a comprehensive and accurate text on the emotive, complex and critical subject of performance enhancement and doping within sport. Ask Vest Christiansen reviewed the 5th edition for us in 2011, and he takes great pleasure in reading a thoroughly update version of this classic handbook, his own preferred reference work on the subject of doping in sports.

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 15, 2021, Issue 4

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. It publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Koshti/Wrestling: A Victory Key for Heroes in Shahnameh by Hamid Reza Safari Jafarlou, Azim Jabareh Naserou & Mohammad Hossein Ghorbani.

    Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume 2, 2021, Number 1

    By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Let Them Eat Games! A Review Essay of Barry Siegel’s Dreamers and Schemers by Sean Dinces.

    Performance Enhancement & Health, Vol. 9, 2021, Issue 1

    Performance Enhancement & Health (PEH) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that critically explores the health implications of pharmacological, genetic, psychological and other technological enhancements of the human being. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Don’t buy a pig in a poke: Considering challenges of and problems with performance analysis technologies in Swedish men’s elite football by Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Robert Svensson, Daniel Svensson, Dan Fransson.

    A well-researched and highly readable story of the role that sports played in American Cold War diplomacy

    In Toby C. Rider’s and Kevin B. Witherspoon’s edited volume Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (The University of Arkansas Press), leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history. Kristian Gerner, professor of history at Lund University, is our knowledgeable reviewer, and he highlights the role played by African Americans, internationally as well as in the domestic civil rights movement.

    Journal of Sport History, Volume 46, 2019, Number 1: Sun, Surf, and Toned Bodies: California’s Impact on the History of Sport and Leisure

    The Journal of Sport History is published three times a year by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 11, 2019, Issue 2: WADA at 20: Progress and Challenges

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. Articles that adopt a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome.

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 13, 2019, Issue 1

    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy publishes high quality articles from a wide variety of philosophical traditions, and is particularly open to essays of applied philosophy that engage with issues or practice, policy and scholarship concerning the nature and values of sports.

    The sub-disciplines sport history and philosophy of sport join forces to enhance our understanding of the phenomenon of modern sport

    This is an important and successful attempt at an holistic approach to sport studies by merging historical and philosophical perspectives, says our reviewer Gunnar Breivik about History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity by R. Scott Kretchmar, Mark Dyreson, Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves (Human Kinetics).

    Olympic amateurism from de Coubertin to Samaranch: A story of professionalization and commercialization

    The rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism by Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves (University of Illinois Press) captures the history of the Olympic Games through the development of Rule 26, the Olympic amateurism rule. Our reviewer is Susan J. Rayl, and she considers this an “excellent scholarly book that should grace the libraries of Olympic and sport historians”.
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