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Chip Le Grand
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The Straight Dope Updated Edition

Chip Le Grand



Sports & outdoor recreation;
Drug abuse in sport;
Australian Rules football


277 pages

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The greatest drugs scandal in Australian sport goes well beyond who took what. What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story.

From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The Straight Dope is an inside account of the politics, greed and personal feuds that fuelled an extraordinary saga.

Clubs and coaches determined to win, a sports scientist who doesn't play by the rules, a generation of footballers injected with who knows what, sport administrators hell bent on control, an anti-doping authority out of its depth, an unpopular government that just wants it to end ... for three years until the final, crushing judgement handed down by an international tribunal, this was the biggest game in Australia.

By:   Chip Le Grand
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Updated ed
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   352g
ISBN:   9780522870275
ISBN 10:   0522870279
Pages:   277
Publication Date:   May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chip Le Grand is a journalist who has written about sport, crime and politics for more than 20 years. His coverage of the Essendon drugs scandal won awards from the Melbourne Press Club and the Australian Sports Commission and was short-listed by the Walkley Foundation. This is his first book.

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