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ICARUS (2017) Movie Trailer: A Doc on Russia’s State-sponsored Olympic Doping Program

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Icarus Trailer for Russia’s Sports Doping Documentary

Bryan Fogel‘s Icarus (2017) movie trailer stars Bryan Fogel and Grigory Rodchenkov. Icarus‘ plot synopsis: “In the truly audacious documentary ICARUS, director Bryan Fogel’s bold gambit was this: to investigate doping in sports, Fogel (an amateur bike racer) would dope himself, observe the changes in his performance, and see if he could evade detection. In doing so, he was connected to a renegade Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Over dozens of Skype calls, urine samples, and badly administered hormone injections, Fogel and Rodchenkov grow closer despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program.

When the truth is more complex than imagined, and accusations of illegalities run to Russia’s highest chains of command, the two realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory. Exemplifying the special bond between filmmaker and subject, this is a vital portrait of the sacrifice some people will make to stand up for truth. ICARUS places you at the heart of an international game of cat and mouse, where a miscalculation can cost you your life.”

I heard about the Russian drug doping during the Olympics but people being killed because of it was something new. As a result of the Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, President Vladimir Putin is a name most people in America know now. His mentions in this documentary and what the Russian government did made this trailer (and presumably the film) infinitely more compelling i.e. Russians need to win at any cost.

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