Wednesday 26 September 2018

Only one solution left to doping in sport: legalise it

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

There's a film on Netflix that is getting a lot of attention, a documentary called Icarus which brings us into the dark world of doping in sports, brings us in a long way, and leaves us there.

It was made by Bryan Fogel, an amateur cyclist who decides to test the system by doping himself, and who encounters along the way a Russian scientist, Grigory Rodchenkov, who knows, as it were, how the sausage is made.

He knows, because he made that sausage for a Putin regime demanding Olympic gold medals - made the proverbial sausages to the highest standards of the famed Moscow Dry Sausage, if truth be told.

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