Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has vowed to host a special screening of the Netflix documentary, Icarus, which exposes revelations about Russian doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and elsewhere.
Armstrong, considered the most notorious doping cheat in the history of sport, wrote last week that he was "blown away" by the documentary, which recounts the scandal from the perspective of its chief witness, the former Moscow Laboratory head Grigory Rodchenkov.
"After being asked roughly a 1,000 times if I've seen @IcarusNetflix yet, I finally sat down to check it out," he posted on Twitter.
"It's hard to imagine that I could be blown away by much in that realm but I was.
"Incredible work @bryanfogel!"
After being asked roughly a 1000 times if I’ve seen @IcarusNetflix yet, I finally sat down to check it out. Holy hell. It’s hard to imagine that I could be blown away by much in that realm but I was. Incredible work @bryanfogel!— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) December 26, 2017
He has now revealed in a further post that he will be hosting a "special reception and screening" of the documentary tonight at 1Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the evening will be co-hosted by author Robert Stone.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories between 1999 and 2005 after finally admitting doping in 2012.
He is now banned from cycling activity for life, but frequently comments on major sporting issues.
Tomorrow, I will be hosting a special reception and screening for the documentary @IcarusNetflix at @1Hotels in Brooklyn. It’s a special look by @bryanfogel at doping in sports, the Russian government, and world politics.— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) January 6, 2018
Icarus, made by filmmaker Bryan Fogel, began as an attempt to calculate the effects of doping in cycling before evolving as events unfolded in Russia.
Russian athletes must now compete neutrally - as part of an "Olympic Athletes from Russia" team - at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics while 43 individual athletes have been retrospectively disqualified from Sochi 2014.
These 43 were all sanctioned based largely on evidence provided by Rodchenkov.