Featured in The Financial Times, September 29, 2007
Featured in The Observer, August 5, 2007
'A History of Drug Use in Sport doesn't deal in such sensational tabloid lines but instead offers an academic approach to the subject. While at times this does make for heavy reading, it does also provide a thorough and detailed look at the problem. For anyone who watched the Tour recently and wondered how we got to this situation, this book is probably the best place to start. '- Duncan Mackay, The Observer
This book will be great interest to sportsmen as well as students, researchers and practitioners in the sport and exercise disciplines whether they work in the laboratory or in the field since it is about a popular topic in sport. It could be valued as a reference book, because its targets to avoid easy answers to difficult questions in the controversial subject of drug use in sport. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Dimeo, a lecturer in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling, presents evidence that the spread of doping had its roots in the seemingly innocent scientific inquiry into ways to perfect the 'ideal' of the elite sportsman. Jim Ferstle, SJA
About the Author
Paul Dimeo is Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling.