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  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780753553336
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

The Rodchenkov Affair

How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Empire




The explosive story of the scientist who ran the biggest doping programme in history. As seen in the Netflix Oscar-winner Icarus

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.

  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780753553336
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Grigory Rodchenkov

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.

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