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Chasing elite cheats
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 19:30 - 20:30
The Russian doping cover up was the biggest ever discovered, leading the country to be stripped of 41 Olympic medals they had gained between 2011 and 2015. At the time, it was so unimaginable that the story was made into an Oscar winning Netflix film, ‘Icarus.’
Chief investigator of the case, Martin Dubbey from Harod Associates, tells a first-hand account of the inquiry. From photograph analysis, to DNA profiling, he details the forensic tools and collaboration across multiple disciplines that enabled history’s biggest state-sponsored athletics doping scandal to be uncovered, and how the learnings from this landmark case are being used to detect other elite sporting cheats.
This event is part of Late night fitness: raising the bar.