Faster Higher Stronger

Journalist Ian O’Riordan examines how athletes are using science and technology to enhance their performance, asking whether or not we can ever again truly believe in the purity of sport. The Olympic Games are meant to represent all that’s good and pure about sport – heroic acts of courage, fair play, being all that you can be. But ever since Ben Johnson failed a drug test in 1988, the biggest sporting show on earth has been dogged by scandal and suspicion. And now, with the curtain about to rise on London 2012, Ian O’Riordan looks at the growing impact science and technology has on sport – legal and illegal – and wonders if sport can ever regain our trust.

RTÉ One, 1 x 60′, 2012

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