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The Rodchenkov Affair How I Brought Down Putin's Secret Doping Empire

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Author: Rodchenkov, Grigory
ISBN: 9780753553336
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Year First Published: 2020
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 234mm x 155mm x 24mm
Format: Paperback / softback


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.