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Documentary exposing Russian corruption at Olympics wins an Oscar

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  1. F-22Raptor

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    Icarus, a film about doping in Russia has won the Oscar for best documentary.

    U.S. director Bryan Fogel's film was made with the assistance of Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director who now lives in the United States.

    Fogel dedicated the award to Rodchenkov, whom he described as "our fearless whistle-blower who now lives in grave danger."

    Rodchenkov, who is under U.S. protection, fled to the United States in 2016 after producing documents obtained during his years as Russia's anti-doping lab director which describe an elaborate ruse by Russia and its athletes to evade doping tests.

    Rodchenkov said the evidence supported his allegations that Russia perpetrated a urine-swapping scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that the doping scheme extended to Russia's track and field athletes.

    https://www.rferl.org/a/oscars-russia-icarus-wins-best-documentary/29079007.html
     
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    Well done. This state is a plague to the world.