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The Rodchenkov Affair

How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Empire

Grigory Rodchenkov

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W H ALLEN
04 August 2020
History; Politics & government; Sport & the law; Sports governing bodies; Drug abuse in sport
***Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, 2020***The full story behind Oscar award-winning IcarusOne 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.
By:   Grigory Rodchenkov
Imprint:   W H ALLEN
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780753553336
ISBN 10:   0753553333
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Empire

He was the doping kingpin who helped rushes 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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