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On Edge Backroom Dealing, Cocktail Scheming, Triple Axels, and How Top Skaters Get Screwed

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ISBN-10: 1560259531

ISBN-13: 9781560259534

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jon Jackson, James Pereira

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In the tradition of great exposes comes the first ever tell-all of the world of figure skating. Bribery, drug abuse, sexual affairs, power-hungry scheming-they're all here, as witnessed by a former Olympic-level judge and competitive skater. But On Edge is so much more than just a peek behind the curtain: here is a courageous call to fix a flawed sport. Figure skating is the second most watched sport on television after NFL football, commanding lucrative endorsements, fame, and infamy for its star performers. But its beauty and artistry stand in stark contrast to the sordid dealings taking place off the ice-particularly among the judges. The world caught a glimpse of this corruption at the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Prologue: Hotel Hi-jinx
A Feathered Fowl Takes Flight
Pointing in the Right Direction
Beads, Buttons, and Bedazzlers-My Life in Sequins
You Put Your Left Foot In
From Athlete to Official
From Plain to Plaid
A Shooting Star
Golden Boy
Salt Lake City Winter Games
Truth and Consequences
Legal Tricks and Maneuvers
Counsel's Concluding Remarks
Epilogue: Jon Jackson in the Year 1, A.S. (After Skating)
Index