The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Empire (Paperback)
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The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Empire (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 22/07/2021
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Jaw-droppingly candid and completely immersive, Rodchenkov’s revelations from a career systematically cheating global athletics institutions make for both enlightening and enraging reading.

Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2020

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.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753553350
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An extraordinary account of a decade-long quest by the USSR and then Russia to win by any means' - The Mail on Sunday 

'John le Carre meets Russian 21st-century interference. On steroids...extraordinary' - Nick Harris, Sporting Intelligence 

'A fascinating first-hand account of the biggest sporting scandal in history, and a worthy winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year' - The Telegraph 

'He was the doping kingpin who helped Russia's athletes top the medals tables. Then he blew the whistle.' - The Financial Times 

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“Fantastical yet true”

After watching Icarus and being fascinated by the whole story, I just had to read this. And boy, I was not disappointed.
Grigory Rodchenkov is a charismatic genius regardless of your opinion of his motives or choices... More

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