Publication Date: 30/07/2020 ISBN: 9780753553329 Category:

The Rodchenkov Affair

Grigory Rodchenkov

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication Date: 30/07/2020 ISBN: 9780753553329 Category:
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***Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, 2020 – the inside story of the Russian doping programme by the man behind it all***

The full story behind Oscar award-winning Icarus

One of the Financial Times’s ‘Fifty people who shaped the decade’

‘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.

Publisher Review

He was the doping kingpin who helped Russia's athletes top the medals tables. Then he blew the whistle. * Financial Times * An utterly incredible life story * Telegraph * John le Carre meets Russian 21st-century interference. On steroids...extraordinary' * Nick Harris, Sporting Intelligence * An extraordinary account of a decade-long quest by the USSR and then Russia to win by any means * Mail on Sunday *

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