Doping top secret: brazil’s twelfth man. Deceit in the land of football

11 Ago 2018
Company: EyeOpening. Media GmbH
Country: GERMANY
Section: MOVIES & TV FOOTBALL - SHORT
Discipline: Soccer
Year: 2018
Director: Hajo Seppelt
Editing: Ramsey Diaz, Daniel Castro, Annika Heisel, Matthias Semmler.
Soundtrack: Sound design: Ramsey Diaz; Sound mixing: Markus Glunz
Voice Off: Erik Hansen
Producer: Ulf Ullrich
Time: 31 min

 

Synopsis

 

Investigations carried out by ARD journalists reveal that professional footballers in Brazil have repeatedly visited the clinic of a Brazilian doctor, suspected of helping athletes dope. ARD sent a decoy, posing as an ambitious athlete, to visit the São Paulo clinic run by Dr. Mohamad Barakat. Already at the first appointment, the dubious doctor prescribed various medications he referred to as dietary supplements. An analysis carried out by a doping control laboratory in Cologne, Germany, which is accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), confirmed the supplements contained two substances prohibited for use by professional athletes: anastrozole and cortisol.