Fíor Scéal gets ready for another new season on TG4 with a three programme special on high performance athletes, competing in sports at the highest level.
The first of our three special documentaries focuses on the doping crisis:
The Race to Dope (Tuesday 02.08.16 @ 10.30pm)
Russia is about to be banned from participating in the next Olympics. Six other countries, Brazil, Belgium, France, Greece, Spain and Mexico, are on the watch list. Not a week goes by without a new doping scandal in the world of sports. But how does the doping system really work? Who designs the programmes and who supplies the substances? Filmed in 11 countries, this multi-sports investigation explores the financial, political and ethical implications of widespread doping.
The Equalize (Tuesday 09.08.16 @ 10.30pm)
The Equalizer explores the science of sport and for the first time ever pits record-setting athletes of today against legends of the past. World-class champions Andre De Grasse, Sarah Hammer, Adam van Koeverden, Paul Biedermann and Christina Obergföll determine whether technology gives them an edge.
The Quest for the Perfect Athlete (Tuesday 16.08.16 @ 10.30pm)
Scientists have proved that the mental faculties of high-performance athletes' are superior to the average brain. Today, psycho-cognitive training is carried out in certain major clubs and Olympic team, to push sportsmen and women even further. Studies now demonstrate its efficiency.
Fíor Scéal airs every Tuesday at 10.30pm and late Thursday nights on TG4.