Sport and deviance: an exploratory study on drug use in amateur sport

Author/s Rosalba Altopiedi, Daniele Scarscelli
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/3
Language Italian Pages 23 P. 185-207 File size 479 KB
DOI 10.3280/SD2017-003008
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There is a dearth of data on doping among non-professional athletes. In this article we will present the findings of a web survey aimed at investigating the use of licit and illicit substances in a sample of adult amateur athletes. In particular, the purpose of this study is to investigate doping patterns and to compare the profiles of athletes who do not use performance-enhancing drugs with those who use them. On the basis of our main findings, in the final section we will discuss the pharmacologization of sport, the social representation of athletes who dope as "bad eggs", and the effectiveness of anti-doping rules.

Keywords: Doping - Deviance - Sport - Pharmaceuticalization - Amateur athletes

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Rosalba Altopiedi, Daniele Scarscelli, Sport e devianza: uno studio esplorativo sul consumo di farmaci nello sport amatoriale in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 3/2017, pp 185-207, DOI: 10.3280/SD2017-003008