DAILY MAIL 🔵 Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney will produce Enhanced Games series – Shango Media
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DAILY MAIL 🔵 Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney will produce Enhanced Games series

  • Rob McElhenney will film a new docuseries covering the Enhanced Games
  • The Games are currently recruiting 10 athletes to take part in the event
  • The controversial event allows athletes to dope in a bid to enhance performance 

Wrexham’s Hollywood co-owner, Rob McElhenney, has agreed to produce a documentary about the Enhanced Games – the controversial competition dubbed the ‘doping Olympics’.

The Games are currently recruiting 10 athletes to take part in their inaugural event, where performance-enhancing drugs will be allowed to be taken.

Australia’s former world champion swimmer James Magnussen is the first to sign up to compete, saying he would ‘juice to the gills’ to try and break the 50metres freestyle record in return for $1million (£790,000).

And while the Games are yet to announce a date or venue, the involvement of McElhenney has added legitimacy to a concept described as ‘b******s’ by World Athletics president Lord Coe last month.

McElhenney’s More Better Productions will work alongside Ridley Scott Associates on a ‘provocative documentary series’ following the athletes as they train – and possibly dope – before competing in the event.

Rob McElhenney has agreed to produce a documentary about the Enhanced Games

The controversial competition chaired by Dr Aron D'Souza (pictured) has been dubbed the 'doping Olympics'

Australia¿s former world champion swimmer James Magnussen is the first to sign up to compete in the event

The Enhanced Games said in a statement: ‘The series will follow the unprecedented attempt to pioneer the world’s first sporting event allowing performance enhancements in competition.

‘Viewers will be offered behind-the-scenes access to the organisers and athletes striving to establish a sporting event poised to rival the Olympic Games.

‘The series will vividly portray the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of 10 athletes preparing to openly embrace performance enhancements and cutting-edge science to shatter world records. ‘

McElhenney, who produced the Disney+ series Welcome to Wrexham with fellow Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, added: ‘More Better is honoured to partner with RSA to help tell the extraordinary story behind the Enhanced Games.

‘From the moment we discovered this competition was in the works, we knew this deserved a deep exploration through a thoughtful docuseries lens.’

McElhenney revealed ambitions to 'tell the extraordinary story behind the Enhanced Games'

The Enhanced Games want to allow athletes to dope in stark contrast to the Olympics

McElhenney’s association with an event which actively encourages doping raises ethical questions, given his ownership of Wrexham and the strict anti-doping rules in place in football.

The Games, meanwhile, are continuing their search for athletes to join Magnussen in their venture and announced a ‘casting call’ on Wednesday.

‘Athletes from around the world are invited to apply to feature prominently in storytelling and receive financial support throughout the process,’ they said.

‘Successful athletes will also receive training, travel assistance, and medical supervision on their journey to the first Games.’

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