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January 11, 2018 7:00pm–9:00pm

Free Screening of Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal

Burke Branch Library

4701 Seminary Rd.

Arlington, Virginia 22304

Former national-class cyclist and documentary filmmaker Jill Yesko will be on hand to show and discuss her film about the biggest doping scandal in American Olympic cycling.

In a nearly forgotten incident, seven members of the US cycling team blood doped at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to earn the first US cycling medals since the 1912 Olympics.

Told through the voices of Olympic athletes, coaches, doctors, and sports historians, Tainted Blood explores the secret world where athletes push themselves to the precipice and are driven by coaches with their own Olympic-fueled dreams.

Special guest star is Arlington resident Dave Prouty, former executive director of the United States Cycling Federation.

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