Following Russia's suspensions for the next Olympic games, Arte re-publishes its report Faster, higher, more doped! Available from 16/12/2019 to 16/02/2020 at this address: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/057876-000-A/plus-vite-plus-haut-plus-dopes/
Despite the multiplicity of scandals, nothing stops the infernal mechanics of doping. Approaching the Euro football and the Rio Olympics, an edifying investigation behind the scenes of a planetary scam.
Doping has gangrened almost all disciplines: cycling, foot, basketball, boxing, athletics… Champions or amateurs, many of them play with ethics to improve their performances in the hope of snatching a place on a podium or snatching a record. Yulia Stepanova, a Russian athlete specializing in the 800 meters, dared to defy the law of silence. Banned from her sport after a positive control for EPO in 2013, she denounced the systematic doping instituted by her federation. Shattering revelations which led to the suspension, still in force, of Russia in the organization and participation in international athletics competitions. Perpetually ahead of the means deployed by state and sports authorities to unmask cheaters, traffickers are diversifying their products, brewing billions in the shadows without being worried. Because to guarantee the spectacle of the major competitions and to consolidate the colossal investments of the sponsors and the media, impunity remains the rule ...
Toured in eight countries, this survey gives voice to doped, suspended or repented athletes, but also “clean”. Personalities involved in the fight against doping as well as experts and journalists also testify. The film also examines the pharmacological aspect of doping. An in-depth investigation which brings to light the converging interests of States, manufacturers, federations and sportsmen, who promote a global scourge far from being eradicated.
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