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    Doping in Sports
    Winning at Any Cost?
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2016
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-6148-2
    AR Quiz #: 179377
    AR Points: 4.00
    ATOS Level: 9.10
    Lexile Level: 1280
    SRC Reading Level: 11.9
    Pages: 104
    Trim Size: 6 x 9
    Dewey: 362.29'088796
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 7-12
    Ages: 12-18
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    DESCRIPTION Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
    Behind the fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping—the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge—is common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers. Some of the world's top athletes, from cyclist Lance Armstrong to professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez, have seen their images tarnished by doping scandals. Still, the pressure to win and high financial stakes drive many athletes to PEDs. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson uncovers the shadowy world of athletes who dope, the people and organizations that help them, and the scientists and officials committed to stopping them.

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    About the Author
    Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.
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    "Building on the notion that misinformation is the enemy of prevention, the book seeks to make a strong case against doping through frank discussion and honest answers to sticky questions."—Booklist
    Kirkus Reviews
    "McPherson's concise, informative overview offers a solid introduction to the issue of doping in the high-stakes world of big-time sports."—Kirkus Reviews