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The Resource Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams

Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams

Label
Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports
Title
Game of shadows
Title remainder
Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports
Statement of responsibility
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country - told by the award-winning reporters who broke the story and featuring major new revelations about high-profile athletes. For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, 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 like Marion Jones blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers such as Mark McGwire brought fans back to baseball with stratospheric home runs, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the stars to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, after more than fifteen months of relentless reporting, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Lab Co-operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that according to sworn testimony was supplying elite athletes, including baseball MVP Jason Giambi, with banned drugs. The stories, exposing rampant cheating at the highest levels of athletics, shocked the nation as sports heroes were brought low and their records were tainted. The exposes 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. They reveal how an obscure, self-proclaimed nutritionist, Victor Conte, became a steroid svengali to multi-millionaire athletes desperate for a competitive edge, and how he created superstars with his potent cocktails of miracle drugs. They expose the international web of coaches and trainers who funneled athletes to BALCO, and how the drug cheats stayed a step ahead of the testing agencies and the law. They detail how an aggressive IRS investigator doggedly gathered evidence until Conte and his co-conspirators were brought to justice. And at the center of the story is the biggest star of them all, Barry Bonds, the muscle-bound MVP outfielder of the San Francisco Giants whose suspicious late-career renaissance has him threatening Hank Aaron's all-time home run record. Shocking, revelatory, and page-turning, Game of Shadows casts light into the shadows of American sport to reveal the dark truths at the heart of the game today
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DLC
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Fainaru-Wada, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1230
LC item number
.F35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Williams, Lance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Doping in sports
  • Steroids
Label
Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-311) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Cheat or lose -- Investigation -- Most wanted man in America -- Epilogue -- Appendix one: Bonds and steroids -- Appendix two: Bonds' numbers -- Source notes -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
ocm63164241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 332 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781592402212
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005037750
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)63164241
Label
Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-311) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Cheat or lose -- Investigation -- Most wanted man in America -- Epilogue -- Appendix one: Bonds and steroids -- Appendix two: Bonds' numbers -- Source notes -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
ocm63164241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 332 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781592402212
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005037750
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)63164241

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