The role of ideology in shaping drug use regulation in Australian sport

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Stewart, Bob and Smith, Aaron C. T (2010) The role of ideology in shaping drug use regulation in Australian sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 45 (2). pp. 187-198. ISSN 1012-6902 (print) 1461-7218 (online)


This article examines the operation of the Australian Government’s sport anti-doping policy and the way it has been executed through a detailed analysis of the Mark French case. This incident centres on an explosive drug use and drug trafficking allegation against French, a former world junior cycling champion, and a subsequent series of investigations and a court case directed at a group of elite-level cyclists. These incidents, investigations, and court-room dramas, which took place between 2003 and 2008, have been integrated into a narrative, and combined with grounded theory methodology in order to explain how ideology drives the management of drug use regulation in Australian sport.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1177/1012690210361408
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1604 Human Geography
Historical > SEO Classification > 9501 Arts and Leisure
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID20530, control, drugs, ideology, sport
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