Tracing Olympic Bio-Citizenship: The Implications of Testing for Ineligibility

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    Abstract

    This paper explores how the regulation of fair play in sport informs understandings of elite athletes and contributes to a formation of citizenship, which I (rather simply) refer to as athlete-citizenship. These athletes constitute a transnational caste because of their status as exceptional bodies with distinct physical abilities. They are also subject to heightened public scrutiny and surveillance to ensure that their performances are not artificially manufactured or unfairly enhanced by ergogenic aids. These developments, I argue, not only affect athletes' subjectivity, but also their status as citizen-subjects. Various factors influence citizenship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages83-87
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Symposium for Olympic Research 2012 - London Canada
    Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium for Olympic Research 2012
    Period1/01/12 → …

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