The Straight Dope

The Straight Dope : The Inside Story of Sport's Biggest Drug Scandal

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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 which fuelled an extraordinary saga. A football club and coach determined to win, a sports scientist who doesn't play by the rules, an AFL administration hell bent on control, an anti-doping authority out of its depth, a generation of footballers held hostage by scandal and an unpopular government that just wants it to end; for two tumultuous seasons this was the biggest game of all.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522868517
  • 9780522868517

About Chip Le Grand

Chip Le Grand is a Melbourne journalist. For more than 20 years he has written about sport, crime and politics for The Australian newspaper. His coverage of the Essendon 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.show more