Icarus - Netflix (2017)
December 10, 2017 6:44 AM - Subscribe

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller...

Through sheer luck Fogel begins a relationship with the head of the Russian anti-doping lab, Grigory Rodchenkov, just as the Russian doping scandal explodes.
posted by KaizenSoze (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I finally watched this. One of the things I don't understand is why Rodchenkov decided to work with Fogel in the first place.
posted by missmerrymack at 4:03 PM on February 17, 2018


Rodchenkov was recommended to Fogel by Don Catlin when Catlin got cold feed about exposing the comically corrupt and incompetent anti-doping system.

Rodchenkov had previously been tasked with heading the Russian doping program and for his troubles was arrested and institutionalised because his boss, friend to the most powerful man on earth, was upset with him.

If his goal was to piss them off then he was pretty successful in the only way he possibly could.
posted by fullerine at 8:36 AM on August 19, 2020


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