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Episode 15: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”, Catherine Ordway

Episode 15: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”, Catherine Ordway

July 27, 2021

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 14: “Anti-doping can only benefit from independent and professional athlete representations”, Athleten Deutschland

June 29, 2021
In Episode 14 we chat to Amélie Ebert and Maximillian Klein from Athleten Deutschland about the importance of the athlete's voice in anti-doping and the benefits the system could achieve with the inclusion of the experiential expertise of athletes. Amélie is a founding board member and internationally competitive synchronized swimmer and Maxi is the Athleten Deutschland representative for international sports policy and organization.
Episode 13: The illusion of a short-term gain vs. the reality of long-term pain by Dr. Mark Lutomia

Episode 13: The illusion of a short-term gain vs. the reality of long-term pain by Dr. Mark Lutomia

May 31, 2021
In Episode 13 we chatted to Dr. Mark Lutomia, a healthcare practitioner, specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery, based in Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya. He discusses doping from his medical perspective and the short and long-term effects of performance enhancing drug use. He explains that overcoming the physical and psychological effects of doping takes a team of specialist experts.
Episode 12: A small NADO’s perspective - from the importance of education to law enforcement with Dr. Ruta Banyte

Episode 12: A small NADO’s perspective - from the importance of education to law enforcement with Dr. Ruta Banyte

April 30, 2021

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.

Episode 11: “Be a person first, an athlete second”, Tracey Lambechs

Episode 11: “Be a person first, an athlete second”, Tracey Lambechs

March 25, 2021

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

Episode 10: “We have created a too big-to-fail industrial anti-doping complex, we need more pioneers”, M. Kamber

March 1, 2021

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.

Episode 09: “Anti-Doping is in its full development: Science & Education are keys!”, Elena García

Episode 09: “Anti-Doping is in its full development: Science & Education are keys!”, Elena García

January 28, 2021

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. 

You can check Elena's webpage and her last research papers, as well as the AEPSAD's website here: https://elenagarciagrimau.com/; https://aepsad.culturaydeporte.gob.es/ 

Episode 08:  The Mission Creep Dilemma of WADA, Daniel Read

Episode 08: The Mission Creep Dilemma of WADA, Daniel Read

January 11, 2021

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

Episode 07: “Whether face to face or virtually, we want to make sure we always stay in contact with our Athletes”, Petra Haven

December 7, 2020

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

Episode 06: “We have seen no major reform in any International Sport Federation without some kind of public scandal”, J.S Andersen

October 5, 2020

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.

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