Episode 17: Belgium‘s Pharma- & Foodcrime Platform: Information Sharing and Capacity Building with Jurgen Secember, NADO Flanders
In Episode 17 we chat to Jurgen Secember, Legal Advisor from NADO Flanders about collaboration and cooperation in the national landscape of anti-doping. Jurgen discusses the benefits, including information sharing and increased investigative capacity, that have been achieved by working formally and informally alongside other Belgian entities, public servants from the Judicial Police, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, the Federal Agency for Food Chain Safety and the Customs.
Episode 16: ”Challenges of Paralympic athletes are different, as should be their anti-doping education”, Ali Jawad
In Episode 16 Ali Jawad, a Ph.D. candidate in anti-doping in para-sport, UKAD Educator and Paralympic medallist in the sport of powerlifting discusses scenario-based education as an approach for athletes in para-sport and the importance of introducing clean sport values to all athletes at a young age. He also explains the other, less known, methods of potential cheating by athletes competing in para-sport.
In this episode our guest is Catherine Ordway, PhD. Catherine has an extensive background in anti-doping which has taken her around the world.
She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra and in April published her book Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions.
Episode 14: “Anti-doping can only benefit from independent and professional athlete representations”, Athleten Deutschland
Episode 12: A small NADO’s perspective - from the importance of education to law enforcement with Dr. Ruta Banyte
In this episode, Ruta Banyte, Director of the Anti-Doping Agency of Lithuania, one of the smaller NADOs in our community, discusses some the agency's achievements and the challenges it faces. Ruta highlights the importance of building relationships with other organizations in Lithuania and other NADOs in achieving clean sport.
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.