Can’t Wait To See This Doping Docu

In an historic deal for a documentary, Netflix has landed “Icarus,” a buzzy examination of the Russian doping scandal. Bidding for the film was intense from almost the moment it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. To investigate doping in sports, director Bryan Fogel, an amateur bike racer, decided to dope himself to see if it would strengthen his endurance. To do so, he connected with a renegade Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov. Through the doctor, Fogel was able to blow the lid off Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. With reports of Russian meddling in the U.S. election dominating the news, “Icarus” could not be more topical. “Icarus” will be streamed on Netflix after it is given an awards push later this year.

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