Selected Publications

Applied Health Sciences - Kinesiology

Selected Publications

  • Ritchie, Ian (2015, In Press) “Understanding Performance-Enhancing Substances and Sanctions Against Their Use from the Perspective of History.” In Verner Møller, Ivan Waddington, and John Hoberman (editors), Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport. London and New York: Routledge.

  • Ritchie, Ian (2015) “The Construction of a Policy: The World Anti-Doping Code’s ‘Spirit of Sport’ Clause.” Performance Enhancement & Health, 2(4): 194-200. See also on-line at

  • Ritchie, Ian (2015) “Sociological Theories of Sport.” In Jane Crossman and Jay Scherer (editors), Social Dimensions of Canadian Sport and Physical Activity. Toronto: Pearson Canada, 19-42.

  • Ritchie, Ian and Jackson, Greg (2014) “Politics and ‘Shock’: Reactionary Anti-Doping Policy Objectives in Canadian and International Sport.” International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 6(2): 195-212. Also on-line at

  • Ritchie, Ian (2014) “Pierre de Coubertin, Doped ‘Amateurs’ and the ‘Spirit of Sport’: The Role of Mythology in Olympic Anti-Doping Policies.The International Journal of the History of Sport, 31(8), 820-838. Also on-line at

  • Ritchie, Ian (2012) “The Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs in the Olympic Games: A Critical History.” In Helen Lenskyj and Stephen Wagg (editors), The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 410-29.

  • Ritchie, Ian (2011) “‘Before and After 1968: Reconsidering the Introduction of Drug Testing in the Olympic Games.” In Stephen Wagg (editor), Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport (UK: Palgrave Macmillan), 141-158.

  • Ritchie, Ian (2010) “Marxism.” In S.W. Pope and John Nauright (editors), Routledge Companion to Sports History. London and New York: Routledge, 85-98.

  • Ritchie, Ian (2010) “The Sociology of Science: Sport, Training, and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances.” In Earl Smith (editor) Sociology of Sport and Social Theory, Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics, 41-53.

  • Beamish, Rob and Ritchie, Ian (2007) “Totalitarian Regimes and Cold War Sport: Steroid ‘Übermenschen’ and ‘Ball Bearing Females’.” In Stephen Wagg and David Andrews (editors), East Plays West: Sport and the Cold War. London and New York: Routledge, 11-26.

  • Jackson, Greg and Ritchie, Ian (2007) “Leave it to the Experts: The Politics of ‘Athlete-Centeredness’ in the Canadian Sport System.” International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (special issue: Managing Policy and Politics in Sport), Vol. 2, No. 4, 396-411.

  • Beamish, Rob and Ritchie, Ian (2006) Fastest, Highest, Strongest: A Critique of High-Performance Sport. London and New York: Routledge.

  • Beamish, Rob and Ritchie, Ian (2004) “From Chivalrous ‘Brothers-in-Arms’ to the Eligible Athlete: Changed Principles and the IOC’s Banned Substance List.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 39(4), 355-71.

  • Ritchie, Ian (2003) “Sex Tested, Gender Verified: Controlling Female Sexuality in the Age of Containment.” Sport History Review, 34(1), 80-98.



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