Game of shadows: Barry Bonds, Balco, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports

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The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that turned the sports world upside downFor years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sports, there were rumors that some of our nation’s greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers brought fans back to baseball, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the athletes to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that, according to sworn testimony, was supplying elite athletes with banned drugs. The stories shocked the nation and the exposés led to congressional hearings on baseball's drug problems and a revived effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats.Now, in GAME OF SHADOWS, Fainaru-Wada and Williams tell the complete story of BALCO and the investigation that has shaken the foundations of the sporting world. And at the center of the story is the biggest star of them all, Barry Bonds, the muscle-bound MVP outfielder for the San Francisco Giants whose suspicious late-career renaissance has him threatening Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record.Shocking, revelatory, and riveting, GAME OF SHADOWS casts light into the shadows of American sports to reveal the dark truths at the heart of the game today.
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subject_facetAnabolic steroids -- Health aspects
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Doping in sports
History -- Baseball
Popular Culture -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sociology of Sports -- SPORTS & RECREATION
Steroids
title_displayGame of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports
title_fullGame of Shadows Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
Game of Shadows Barry Bonds, Balco, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports [electronic resource] Fainaru-Wada, Mark.
Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports / Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
title_shortGame of shadows
title_subBarry Bonds, Balco, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports
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Doping in sports
Health aspects
History
Nonfiction
Popular Culture
Sociology of Sports
Sports & Recreations
Steroids