Cheating of Olympic proportions: The genealogy of Samaranch’s deployment of “cheating”

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Ken Kirkwood
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9615-4650

Abstract

The issue of doping has been a staple concern of the Olympic Movement since the 1950s. During that time, the notions of what doping was, and the social importance of it evolved over time. This study looks at the official news and opinion venue of the International Olympic Committee (The Olympic Review) to trace the genealogy of the concepts of doping and cheating over time to see how historical and social contingencies have affected the 'drug-free Olympics' discourse.


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