Source: Entertainment Weekly
After striking a chord during the Winter Olympics, “Icarus” made an impression during the Oscars. The documentary from director Bryan Fogel about Russia’s state-sanctioned doping program earned the award for Best Documentary Feature during Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the subject of the film, was one of the whistleblowers who came forward about Russian athletes using performance-enhancing drugs to compete in the Olympic Games.
Fogel’s documentary helped shed a spotlight on the subject, and the country was subsequently banned from competing in this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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