The explosive story of the scientist who ran the biggest doping programme in history. As seen in the Netflix Oscar-winner Icarus
Dr Grigory Rodchenkov is the former director of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory, which was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2015 for facilitating Russia's elaborate state-sponsored doping program. He helped develop and distribute banned performance enhancing substances for thousands of Russian sports stars from 2005 to 2015. He made headlines in 2016 as a whistleblower, exposing the extensive nature of Russia's doping program, leading to Russia's 2016 & 2018 Olympics bans. Rodchenkov is currently in witness protection in the US.
An extraordinary account of a decade-long quest by the USSR
and then Russia to win by any means * Mail on Sunday *
John le Carre meets Russian 21st-century interference. On steroids...extraordinary' * Nick Harris, Sporting Intelligence *
An utterly incredible life story * Telegraph *
He was the doping kingpin who helped rushes athletes top the medals tables. Then he blew the whistle. * Financial Times *