Are PEDs really important in professional sports?

Deviant behavior in sport

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  • Monika Frenger
  • Werner Pitsch
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The article provides an overview of the current state of research on various forms of deviant behavior in sport. After an initial clarification of the terminology, which particularly illuminates the problem of the term “deviant behavior in sport”, different forms of deviation and the theories used for analysis are listed.

The article is part of the sports sociology section, edited by the partial editors Eike Emrich and Freya Gassmann, within the handbook Sport and Sport Science, edited by Arne Güllich and Michael Krüger.


Distortion of competition Doping Match manipulation Betting fraud Corruption Sexual violence Fan violence
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