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Fainaru-Wada, Mark

Overview
Works: 6 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 4,868 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Television series 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Fainaru-Wada
Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports by Mark Fainaru-Wada( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country - told by the award-winning reporters who broke the story and featuring major new revelations about high-profile athletes. For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nation's greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars like Marion Jones blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers such as Mark McGwire brought fans back to baseball with stratospheric home runs, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the stars to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, after more than fifteen months of relentless reporting, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Lab Co-operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that according to sworn testimony was supplying elite athletes, including baseball MVP Jason Giambi, with banned drugs. The stories, exposing rampant cheating at the highest levels of athletics, shocked the nation as sports heroes were brought low and their records were tainted. The exposes led to Congressional hearings on baseball's drug problems, and a revived effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats. Now, in Game of Shadows, Fainaru-Wada and Williams tell the complete story of BALCO and the investigation that has shaken the foundations of the sporting world. They reveal how an obscure, self-proclaimed nutritionist, Victor Conte, became a steroid svengali to multi-millionaire athletes desperate for a competitive edge, and how he created superstars with his potent cocktails of miracle drugs. They expose the international web of coaches and trainers who funneled athletes to BALCO, and how the drug cheats stayed a step ahead of the testing agencies and the law. They detail how an aggressive IRS investigator doggedly gathered evidence until Conte and his co-conspirators were brought to justice. And at the center of the story is the biggest star of them all, Barry Bonds, the muscle-bound MVP outfielder of the San Francisco Giants whose suspicious late-career renaissance has him threatening Hank Aaron's all-time home run record. Shocking, revelatory, and page-turning, Game of Shadows casts light into the shadows of American sport to reveal the dark truths at the heart of the game today
League of denial : the NFL, concussions, and the battle for truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both ESPN investigative reporters, the authors reveal how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. This narrative moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science; it examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research
League of denial : the NFL's concussion crisis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the realities of brain injuries sustained on the field by football players and the National Football League's attempts to cover the issue up
Game of shadows : [Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroid scandal that rocked professional sports] by Mark Fainaru-Wada( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sports, there were rumors that some of our nation's greatest athletes were using steriods, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. In December 2004, the story broke of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that, according to sworn testimony, was supplying elite athletes with banned drugs. The stories shocked the nation and the exposés led to congressional hearings on baseball's drug problems and a revived effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats
League of denial : the NFL, concussions and the battle for truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professional football players do not sustain frequent repetitive blows to the brain on a regular basis." So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America's most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness
Assembly program, 2015 Oct. 6 by Mark Fainaru-Wada( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presentation by Mark Fainaru-Wada, co-author of "Leaugue of denial: the NFL, concussions, and the battle for truth."
 
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Game of shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroids scandal that rocked professional sports
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Game of shadows : [Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the steroid scandal that rocked professional sports]
Alternative Names
Fainaru, Mark D., 1965-

Fainaru-Wada, Mark David, 1965-

Mark Fainaru-Wada American sportswriter and investigative journalist

Wada, Mark D., 1965-

Wada, Mark Fainaru-

Wada, Mark Fainaru-, 1965-

Languages
English (54)