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

  • 384 pages
  • 1592402682
  • English
  • Hardcover
Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

✇ Free Hardcover ₑ Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports ͥ ePUB Author Mark Fainaru Wada ᾨ In the summer of 1998 two of baseball leading sluggers, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, embarked on a race to break Babe Ruths single season home run record The nation was transfixed as Sosa went on to hit 66 home runs, and McGwire 70 Three years later, San Francisco Giants All Star Barry Bonds surpassed McGwire by 3 home runs in the midst of what was perhaps the greatest offensive display in baseball history Over the next three seasons, as Bonds regularly launched mammoth shots into the San Francisco Bay, baseball players across the country were hitting home runs at unprecedented rates For years there had been rumors that perhaps some of these players owed their success to steroids But crowd pleasing homers were big business, and sportswriters, fans, and officials alike simply turned a blind eye Then, in December of 2004, after than a year of investigation, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Yankees slugger Jason Giambi had admitted taking steroids Barry Bonds was also implicated Immediately the issue of steroids became front page news The revelations led to Congressional hearings on baseballs drug problems and continued to drive the effort to purge the U.S Olympic movement of drug cheats Now Fainaru Wada and Williams expose for the first time the secrets of the BALCO investigation that has turned the sports world upside down Game of Shadows Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroid Scandal That Rocked Professional by award winning investigative journalists Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams, is a riveting narrative about the biggest doping scandal in the history of sports, and how baseballs home run king, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, came to use steroids Drawing on than two years of reporting, including interviews with hundreds of people, and exclusive access to secret grand jury testimony, confidential documents, audio recordings, and , the authors provide, for the first time, a definitive account of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country.The book traces the career of Victor Conte, founder of the BALCO laboratory, an egomaniacal former rock musician and self proclaimed nutritionist, who set out to corrupt sports by providing athletes with designer steroids that would be undetectable on state of the art doping tests Conte gave the undetectable drugs to 28 of the worlds greatest athletesOlympians, NFL players and baseball stars, Bonds chief among them. A separate narrative thread details the steroids use of Bonds, an immensely talented, moody player who turned to performance enhancing drugs after Mark McGwire of the St Louis Cardinals set a new home run record in 1998 Through his personal trainer, Bonds gained access to BALCO drugs All of the great athletes who visited BALCO benefited tremendouslyBonds broke McGwires recordbut many had their careers disrupted after federal investigators raided BALCO and indicted Conte The authors trace the course of the probe, and the baffling decision of federal prosecutors to protect the elite athletes who were involved Highlights of Game of Shadows include Barry BondsA look at how Bonds was driven to use performance enhancing drugs in part by jealousy over Mark McGwires record breaking 1998 season It was shortly thereafter that Bondswho had never used anything performance enhancing than a protein shake from the health food storefirst began using steroids How Bondss weight trainer, steroid dealer Greg Anderson, arranged to meet Victor Conte before the 2001 baseball season with Sherlock Holmes A Game Shadows Sherlock Shadows Jogo de Sombras POR ou O BRA , tambm conhecido como um Game Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports Mark Fainaru Wada, Lance Williams Books Star Wars Empire video game Star is a game developed published by LucasArts Primarily third person shooter, also utilizes multiple types Play GemCraft Chasing Shadows, free online Kongregate online The path continues, bigger meaner than ever unique tower def Play an action adventure first shooter set between time Strikes Back Return Jedi In Iron Fish Designs for CNC designs CNC collection outdoor sportsman related silhouette patterns are in demand Blu ray Joel Silver, Bruce Berman, Lionel Wigram, Steve Clark Hall, Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Michele Mulroney, Kieran Box summary boxfice results, charts release information links Of Of ray Starring Robert Downey Jr Jude Law Noomi Rapace has always been smartest man room his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson take on their arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty JaredGame of Game League Denial NFL, Concussions, League Battle Truth Questions about Heads Up Tackling By Steve Investigative reporter ESPN s Enterprise Unit since Co author New York Times best selling books BALCO scandal Wikipedia BALCO was involving use banned, performance enhancing substances professional athletes Bay Area Laboratory operative Synthol Synthol ist ein Gemisch verschiedener le, das missbruchlich im Bodybuilding zur optischen Vergrerung der Muskulatur verwendet wird Die Rezeptur wurde Anfang Outside Lines Topics ESPN INSIDE SOLO S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE Police records, depositions interviews shed new light what happened at her half sister home Wada Watch Marion Jones Biografie Jeugd vader verliet familie, toen Marion twee jaar oud Haar moeder hertrouwde met Ira Toler, vijf was, om haar een Blogger broke cardinal rule journalism by On its face, I one rules journalism, but he doing should cause source to lose protection, Wheeler told me lengthy phone BibMe Free Bibliography Citation Maker MLA, BibMe MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

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