La corsa non è soltanto uno sport ma un mondo da esplorare, fatto di eroi, storie, tecnica e punti di vista diversi. E con moltissime cose da imparare. In questo podcast ti porteremo nel mondo del running e dello sport con lo stile Runlovers, ossia con leggerezza, divertimento e competenza perché - come diceva il Marchese del Grillo - ´´Quanno se scherza, bisogna èsse´ seri!´´. ´´We Are Runlovers´´ è fatto per essere ascoltato correndo ma è altrettanto bello se sei seduto sul divano o dove vuoi. Attenzione: causa dipendenza! (i ´´binge listeners´´ sono avvertiti) Sinossi episodio: Ripercorriamo insieme le storie più buie e i momenti più tristi dello sport: quelli legati al doping. Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Luca Sbaragli. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000211/bk_asop_000211_sample.mp3.
The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong—by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Coyle. Over the course of two years, Coyle conducted more than 200 hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke candidly with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends. The result is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they needed to win. Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world’s best-liked and top-ranked cyclists—a fierce competitor renowned among his peers for his uncanny endurance and epic tolerance for pain. In the 2003 Tour de France, he finished fourth despite breaking his collarbone in the early stages—and grinding 11 of his teeth down to the nerves along the way. He started his career with the U.S. Postal Service team in the 1990s and quickly rose to become Lance Armstrong’s most trusted lieutenant and a member of his inner circle. For the first three of Armstrong’s record seven Tour de France victories, Hamilton was by Armstrong’s side, clearing his way. But just weeks after Hamilton reached his own personal pinnacle—winning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics—his career came to a sudden, ignominious end: He was found guilty of doping and exiled from the sport. From the exhilaration of his early, naïve days in the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the uppermost reaches of this unforgiving sport. In the mid-1990s, the advent of a powerful new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of cycling, and a relentless, win-at-any-cost ethos took root. Its psychological 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003272/bk_rand_003272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In der Umkleidekabine der Helden von Bern wurden benutzte Ampullen entdeckt. Italienische Spitzenkicker der Siebziger und Achtziger sind reihenweise wenige Jahre nach Karriereende an offenkundigen Dopingfolgen gestorben. Zahlreiche algerische Nationalspieler der ´´Goldenen Elf´´ haben schwerbehinderte Kinder gezeugt. Auch in Deutschland besteht, wie im Fall Klümper und des VfB Stuttgart, wenig Zweifel an organisiertem Doping. Kaum ein Großer der Fußballbranche, den nicht ein dunkles Geheimnis umweht. Thomas Kistner legt die erschütternde Summe seiner intensiven Recherchen vor. Es kann sich kein Fan sicher sein, dass die eigene Mannschaft in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten sauber gewonnen hat. Dieses Hörbuch wird viele Illusionen zerstören und für Unruhe sorgen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Julian Ignatowitsch. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xaod/000367/bk_xaod_000367_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Published since 1845, Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. From the inventions of Morse, Edison, and Bell to the accomplishments of Einstein, Salk, and Jarvik to the personal experiences of astronaut Shannon Lucid on Mir, Scientific American plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public. The magazine is known for the authority of its contributors, over 100 of whom are Nobel Laureates.In addition to covering all disciplines related to science and technology, Scientific American offers features on policy and experiments for the amateur scientist, along with commentaries on the impact of science and technology on society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/080401/pe_scam_080401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This month´s cover story asks the questions ´´Will Gene Doping change the nature of Sports?´´ Also in this July 2004 issue of Scientific American: new tests for mad cow disease offer hope for a treatment; the extraordinary deaths of other ordinary stars; the future of hard drives; and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/040701/pe_scam_040701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong´s doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his ´´mythic, perfect story´´ as ´´one big lie´´. But his admission raised more questions than it answered - because he didn´t say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O´Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world´s most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling´s top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong´s dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the ´´Lance effect´´. What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the great 1. Language: English. Narrator: Santino Fontana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002230/bk_peng_002230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shirley Babashoff owns eight Olympic swimming medals and has a part in 39 national records. Widely regarded as one of the best female swimmers of all time, she received the Olympic Order and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. She discusses her book, Making Waves: My Journey to Winning Olympic Gold and Defeating the East German Doping Program, her Olympic experiences, and how her childhood affected her career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000809/bk_comm_000809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Un audiobook per ogni appassionato del Pirata. La serie ´´I grandi dello sport´´ ti fa rivivere le gesta e la vita dei più grandi campioni nella storia del loro sport: Marco Pantani, il re del ciclismo, Yasuhiro Yamashita, maestro judoka, e Robin Friday, calciatore ribelle dal talento innato. In questo ritratto di una delle figure chiave del ciclismo internazionale, gli autori ripercorrono la vita e la carriera di Marco Pantani, attraverso aneddoti, riflessioni e ricordi. Il ciclista cesenaticense trascorse una vita piena di alti e bassi: vittorie e sconfitte nelle gare agonistiche, onori e disonori tra premi e accuse, salute e malattia, scatti di pura energia e incidenti quasi mortali. Con il sacrificio, il duro allenamento e una tenacia senza pari, il Pirata - soprannominato così per la bandana che tipicamente indossava - vinse il Tour de France e il Giro di Italia nello stesso anno, quel 1998 che segnò il giro di boa della sua carriera. La figura ormai leggendaria di Pantani, ha cambiato per sempre lo sport e ha dominato incontrastata sul ciclismo italiano e internazionale degli anni novanta. Ottenne oltre quaranta vittore in carriera, vincendo Tour, Giro e anche la medaglia di bronzo ai mondiali in linea del 1995. Un vero campione, che non seppe reggere il clamore mediatico esploso in seguito a una sua squalifica per doping, rovinando per sempre la sua carriera e la sua vita. ´´Marco Pantani, romagnolo doc, un predestinato per domare le vette più alte del mondo. La sua favola ha inizio da Cesenatico, paesino della Riviera Romagnola, culla di pescatori e uomini di mare. Da qui spicca il volo l´avventura del ragazzo che sognava di conquistare le montagne. Il ragazzino di Cesenatico parte dalla sua Romagna con un bagaglio pieno di sogni e speranze ma, soprattutto, con un´innata dote da scalatore. Fisico minuto, 172 cm per 54 kg, in testa la bandana tipica dei pirati e tanta tanta voglia di conquistare il mondo a colpi di 1. Italian. Lorenzo Visi. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000325/bk_area_000325_sample.mp3.
Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving for a penalty - cheating in sport is as old as sport itself. There are plenty of well-known cases of cheats being found out in sport: Ben Johnson, for example, was stripped of his 100m Olympic medal after a positive drugs test; South African cricketer Hansie Cronje was banned from all cricket for life after admitting involvement in match-rigging; rugby union recently found itself having to deal with the ´´bloodgate´´ scandal. However, there are myriad other examples of bending the rules more subtly: pressuring the referee, demoralising an opponent with mind games, or shirt-pulling. But what constititues cheating and where do we draw the line? Are some sports cleaner than others? Is cheating in one sport the same as cheating in another or does each sport´s distinctive culture set different standards? Is there such a thing as a sport without sin? Or, indeed, a sporting competitor? This book is not a catalogue of past sporting misdemeanors so much as an investigation into the lengths to which some sports people have gone, and will go, to get the better of others. And also the lengths to which they will not go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016981/bk_adbl_016981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drugs in sport are big news and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is common. Here, Chris Cooper, a top biochemist at the University of Essex, looks at the science behind drugs in sport. Using the performance of top athletes, Cooper begins by outlining the limits of human performance. Showing the basic problems of human biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy, he looks at what stops us running faster, throwing longer, or jumping higher. Using these evidence-based arguments he shows what the body can, and cannot, do. There is much curiosity about why certain substances are used, how they are detected, and whether they truly have an effect on the body. Cooper explains how these drugs work and the challenges of testing for them, putting in to context whether the ´doping´ methods of choice are worth the risk or the effort. Exploring the moral, political, and ethical issues involved in controlling drug use, Cooper addresses questions such as ´What is cheating?´, ´What compounds are legal and why?´, ´Why do the classification systems change all the time?´, and ´Should all chemicals be legal, and what effect would this have on sport?´. Looking forward, he examines the recent work to study the physical limitations of rat and mice behaviour. He shows that, remarkably, simple genetic experiments producing ´supermice´ suggest that there may be ways of improving human performance too, raising ethical and moral questions for the future of sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kieran Phoenix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011588/bk_adbl_011588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.