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Dying to Win? The Goldman Dilemma in Legend and Fact

Moston, Stephen; Hutchinson, Brendan; Engelberg, Terry


One of the implicit justifications for antidoping is that athletes are so committed to winning that they will take performance-enhancing substances regardless of the apparent consequences. Athletes are alleged to be, quite literally, willing to die to win. Support for this claim usually centers on the results of research by physician Bob Goldman, in which athletes were asked to respond to a hypothetical dilemma in which they were offered spectacular success in their chosen sport, but at a heavy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Sport Communication
DOI: 10.1123/ijsc.2017-0058
Access Rights: Open Access


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