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'Icarus' Doping Movie Wins Best Documentary at Oscars

06 March 2018, 01:56 | Vera Richards

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The Oscar for best documentary feature at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony went to "Icarus", a film that uncovered widespread doping at the Olympic level by the Russian government.

After a Los Angeles-based scientist backed out of the documentary, Fogel was referred to Grigory Rodchenkov, head of Russia's anti-doping program, to help administer hormone injections and smuggle his urine samples to Russian Federation for testing.

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Netflix was also nominated in the Best Documentary category for Strong Island, a film that explored the death of director Yance Ford's brother, and the broken judicial system that allowed his killer to be freed.

"We dedicate this award to Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov - a fearless whistleblower who now lives in grave danger", Fogel said.

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Rodchenkov first told his story to The New York Times in May 2016. "We hope Icarus is a wake-up call... yes, about Russian Federation, but more than that, about the importance of telling the truth, now more than ever".

The scandal resulted in banning the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympics as well as depriving some Russian athletes from the medals they won during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

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The Netflix-backed film by Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan originally set out to chart the progress of Fogel as he took performance-enhancing substances to prepare for the amateur Haute Route cycling event. The idea for the movie, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, was sparked by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France wins in 2012 when he confessed to doping. "But it was like how Al Capone was caught - he was never caught for murder or racketeering".



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