In Episode 11 Tracey Lambrechs chats about her role as an Educator for Drug Free Sport New Zealand. Tracey is a former weightlifter, who competed at the 2016 Olympic Games and now gives back to sport by sharing her knowledge and experience with athletes in New Zealand to promote fair and clean sport. Tracey discusses her approach to education and how her background in elite sport supports her in her role by being able to give real-world examples to prevent athletes from making mistakes and reminding them that they are a person first and athlete second.
Episode 10: “We have created a too big-to-fail industrial anti-doping complex, we need more pioneers”, M. Kamber
In Episode 10 we discuss with Matthias Kamber his contributions to the anti-doping movement. He also introduces his book published in 2020: “The poisoned sport – victories and defeats in the fight against doping”. Specifically, Matthias talks about the case of Simon Getzmann, an athlete who is believed to be the first to return a positive doping test from a contaminated legally registered medication. Matthias highlights the importance of listening to the athlete and investigating the meaning of a positive sample. The episode ends with Matthias offering his propositions for the future of anti-doping.
Elena García from the Communications Department at the Spanish NADO, Agencia Espanola de Protección de la Salud el Deporte (AEPSAD), discusses the development of anti-doping and her belief that science and education are key to the future.
Elena describes her personal journey from her first exposure to doping as a minor and her evolution to combining high-level sport with her anti-doping research while working in a NADO.
In this episode, Daniel Read PhD discusses his latest research: Balancing mission creep, means, effectiveness and legitimacy at the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dan and his co-authors applied the theory of mission creep to the anti-doping system and offers NADO-specific solutions to identified challenges.
Dan can be contacted for the full version of his paper, or if you would like to discuss any elements of his research, at D.Read3@lboro.ac.uk
Episode 07: “Whether face to face or virtually, we want to make sure we always stay in contact with our Athletes”, Petra Haven
In this episode, Petra Haven, Executive Director of the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC) discusses the importance of relationships within the anti-doping community and how this has supported the evolution of anti-doping the Bahamas. Petra highlights the value of community, particularly with regard to education and communication with athletes. She also discusses the future of the BADC and how, like many others, the global pandemic has required them to adapt and also provided with opportunities.
Episode 06: “We have seen no major reform in any International Sport Federation without some kind of public scandal”, J.S Andersen
In this episode, Jens Sejer Andersen, founder of Play the Game, the platform to promote ethics in sports, shares his perspective on the evolution of integrity in Sports Movement: the systemic challenges to monitor, investigate and sanction misbehaviours (corruption, doping scandals, match-fixing, etc.), the call for WADA to engage in an open critical dialogue, and the need for external pressure to eliminate organized crime and unethical networks.
Episode 05a: “Anti-doping policies are strongly linked to a country’s political life”, Patrick Trabal
In this episode (1st part in ENG), the Director of the UNESCO Chair: "Doping Studies & Analysis of Anti-Doping Policies", Pr. Patrick Trabal talks about his work, the launch of a Master dedicated to Doping Studies. The Master supports countries and their ADO to fulfil their commitment to the UNESCO Convention and the development of their anti-doping programs.
More information @ unesco-antidoping-chair.parisnanterre.fr/
Episode 05b: “Les athletes ne sont pas en apesanteur - environnements socio-culturels, politiques doivent entrer dans la lutte anti-dopage”, P. Trabal
In the 2nd part (FR), Pr. Patrick Trabal takes us through the evolution of prevention and education against doping, the limitations of a “one-size-fits-all" approach and make a call for greater engagement of WADA and the sports movement for independent audits & good governance, so a real change of mindset and impact can be reached.
More information @ unesco-antidoping-chair.parisnanterre.fr
In this episode, we chatted with David Sharpe, CEO of Sport Integrity Australia, about the recent past, the present, and the future of anti-doping in Australia and the new role that Sport Integrity Australia, the new agency coordinating the national strategy for all integrity issues in sport will play in today´s complex but very vulnerable sporting landscape.
In today's episode, we chatted with Nikki Hamblin, former Olympian middle-distance runner and Educator at DFSNZ, about the Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act, and the pivotal role of Athletes in the fight against doping.