Produced by Al Jazeera, The Dark Side investigates the secretive world of doping in sports and sheds light on the medical professionals who are linked to some of the world’s top sporting heroes.
The film follows British hurdler Liam Collins who manages to win the trust of medical professionals tied to the PED trade, convincing them that using performance-enhancing drugs will give him one last crack at gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Using hidden cameras to record his encounters with dealers, Collins travels to the Bahamas, where he meets up with a pharmacist who offers him a cocktail of growth hormones and other performance-enhancers.
The dealer claims that the drugs are able to transform average athletes into superstars and that a number of well-known athletes are already using the drugs.
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