German Sports, Doping, and Politics: A History of by Michael J. Kruger, Christian Becker, Stefan Nielsen

By Michael J. Kruger, Christian Becker, Stefan Nielsen

Within the chilly warfare period, recreation used to be not only an emblem of the ability and power of a geographical region, yet of convinced ideological platforms of politics. With the strain for athletes to be triumphant at its zenith, many East German athletes got anabolic steroids by means of their country's personal activity federation. whereas doping in East Germany has been intensely researched long ago many years, the nation of West German athletics in this time has remained principally a secret. in truth, doping used to be a standard perform on each side of the Iron Curtain. yet what number athletes have been concerned? And who knew approximately those practices? that allows you to solution those questions, the Federal Institute for game technological know-how in Germany supported a study undertaking to make clear the opposite, West German facet of doping historical past.

Based on analyses of genuine files and information, German activities, Doping and Politics: A heritage of functionality Enhancement is a special learn spanning from 1950-2007. Translated from its unique German, and supplemented with new fabric written specially for a global viewers, this cutting edge e-book addresses many very important questions about a subject with world wide implications. half I offers with the background of doping within the post-war interval of the Fifties and '60s; half II specializes in the apex of doping, in addition to the beginnings of the anti-doping circulate; and half III considers the advance of doping because the Reunification and the basis of the realm Anti-Doping organisation and the nationwide Anti-Doping employer in Germany.

Written for a world viewers, German activities, Doping, and Politics explains and divulges the really striking approaches of doping and anti-doping that experience developed because the chilly warfare. whereas activities historians will locate this booklet of significant curiosity, it's also an important examine for somebody who desires to glance past the outside of activities and doping as suggested via the media.

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However, both groups agreed that this compromise was based on the notion of freedom for all. The unity of German sport should be voluntary and not the result of compulsion. The emphasis on the unity of German sport being based on the “free will” of its participants, as expressed in the charter of the DSB in 1950, 8 Chapter 1 signaled the very deliberate contrast to the totalitarian sports organizations of the Third Reich, as well as to the totalitarian sports system of East Germany. Every club and every association was and is free, sovereign, and independent to join or leave the umbrella organizations DSB and NOK für Deutschland, which, since 2006, have been united into the new Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB).

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