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 performance in the hope of capturing a place on a podium or snatching a record. Ioulia Stepanova, a Russian athlete specializing in the 800 meters, dared to defy the law of silence. Banned from her sport after a positive test at the EPO in 2013, she denounced the systematic doping instituted by her federation. Shattering revelations that 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 diversify their products, brewing billions in the shadows without being worried. Because to guarantee the spectacle of major competitions and consolidate the colossal investments of sponsors and the media, impunity remains the rule…
Shot in eight countries, this survey gives voice to doped, suspended or repentant athletes, but also “clean”. Also testified by personalities engaged in the fight against doping as well as experts and journalists. 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 sportspeople, who favor a global scourge far from being eradicated.
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