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The Rodchenkov Affair: How I brought down Russia's secret doping empire

ISBN 
9780753553336
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R340.00
Published 
August 2020
About the book: 
The explosive story of the scientist who ran the biggest doping programme in history. As seen in the Netflix Oscar-winner Icarus
 
‘The biggest sports scandal the world has ever seen’
 
In 2015, Russia’s Anti-Doping Centre was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following revelations of an elaborate state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Involving a nearly undetectable steroid delivery system known as ‘Duchesse cocktail’, tampering and switching of urine samples, and a complex state-sanctioned cover-up, the programme was masterminded by Grigory Rodchenkov.
 
The Rodchenkov Affair  tells the full, unadulterated story that was first glimpsed in Bryan Fogel’s award-winning documentary and still continues to captivate and shock the world. Charting the author’s childhood growing up under the Iron Curtain, his first encounter with doping as a 22-year-old student athlete at Moscow State University, and his subsequent career working for the Soviet Olympic Committee, this breathtakingly candid journey reveals a rigged system of flawed individuals, brazen deceit and impossible moral choices.
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