In May of last year, a New York Times story revealed that dozens of Russian Olympic athletes were part of a state-run doping program designed to ensure dominance at the 2014 winter games in Sochi.
New Netflix documentary, “Icarus” delves into this massive global scandal. Set to debut on August 4, the documentary follows filmmaker and biker Bryan Fogel as he attempts to beat the anti-doping tests and gets pulled into the middle of the conspiracy.
He befriends the man in charge of the doping program, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, who outlines the entire program—including that a number of his colleagues who have vanished.
Watch the trailer below.