Come See “Tainted Blood”

By Gary R. Blockus, A Sporting Life

Before there was Lance Armstrong, before there was Floyd Landis, U.S. cyclists took part in another doping scandal.

Come spend Monday evening a the beautiful Frank Bank Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem and find out about the very first doping scandal in U.S. cycling by watching “Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Doping Scandal,” a documentary by former cyclists Jill Yesko.

Seven members of the U.S. cycling team admitted to blood doping at the 1984 Olympic Games to earn the first U.S. Olympic cycling medals since the 1912 Olympics. Local cycling enthusiasts will recognize quite a few of the main characters.

Yesko searches hard for the truth, interviewing key players, including athletes, coaches and doctors about the scandal of the controversial practice called blood doping, which cast shadows upon the medals won by U.S. cyclists at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Yesko, Dr. Thomas Dickson and other will be on hand for a panel Q&A after the Lehigh Valley premier.

Below are the event details:

7:15 p.m. Monday, August 21
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Direct link to venue info and tickets, etc:
http://www.steelstacks.org/event/4945/tainted-blood/