Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports by Mark Fainaru-Wada - PDF free download eBook

Book author:

  • Published: Sep 06, 2015
  • Reviews: 255

Brief introduction:

For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nations greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars like...

more details below

Details of Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports

ISBN
9780786288663
Publisher
Gale Group
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
EN
Pages
590
Format
PDF, DJVU, FB2, FB3
Quality
Normal quality scanned pages
Dimensions
8.50 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)
Download cursor

Some brief overview of this book

For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nations 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 baseballs 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 Aarons 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.

See more interesting books:

  • College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences PDF
  • What Was Lost PDF
  • Crazy for You PDF
  • George S. Patton PDF
  • The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley (1874-1958) PDF
  • Skinny Bitch Deluxe Edition PDF

How to download e-book

Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 20 seconds. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports" in all e-book formats!

May need free signup required to download or reading online book.

A few words about book author

Mark Fainaru-Wada is an investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. After fifteen months of covering steroid use in sports, in December 2004 they reported in the Chronicle on the secret grand jury testimony of pro baseball players Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds, making headlines around the world. Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams won the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, the George Polk Award, and the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Edgar A. Poe Award for th 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 baseballs 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 Aarons 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.

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the *.PDF format. For example, the PDF format can be read Mozilla Firefox browser without any additions.
How long will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version?
Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.

All downloaded files are checked

EPUB

game.shadows.barry.bonds.balco.steroids.scandal.that.rocked.professional.sports.epub

  • MD5: 77a313ffc22946cad106ba194fa08639
  • SHA1: 7e1ddbba93fecaa4012db01c1496d5f55b00060d
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
PDF

game.shadows.barry.bonds.balco.steroids.scandal.that.rocked.professional.sports.pdf

  • MD5: bc6bd41d21d3de9eca23d35ff27e8dea
  • SHA1: d34b429993c8f856e0a945f115890bce5a0531b2
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
FB2

game.shadows.barry.bonds.balco.steroids.scandal.that.rocked.professional.sports.fb2

  • MD5: ad490469714f62914acb8185e8e715aa
  • SHA1: f234a89425dbf96d5b56dd297a69470786713118
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
MOBI

game.shadows.barry.bonds.balco.steroids.scandal.that.rocked.professional.sports.mobi

  • MD5: 105b45f49251fda20a0e725b35139dce
  • SHA1: 655cf09e366257b8d2fb26aade5872ee529fb837
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
DJVU

game.shadows.barry.bonds.balco.steroids.scandal.that.rocked.professional.sports.djvu

  • MD5: 5b7413804f44005e39d6daf6de514f34
  • SHA1: e4a56d2b764777ff7ae6f2e399e720ba69e756c4
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck