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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.

Episode 05a: “Anti-doping policies are strongly linked to a country’s political life”, Patrick Trabal

Episode 05a: “Anti-doping policies are strongly linked to a country’s political life”, Patrick Trabal

September 23, 2020

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

Episode 05b: “Les athletes ne sont pas en apesanteur - environnements socio-culturels, politiques doivent entrer dans la lutte anti-dopage”, P. Trabal

September 23, 2020

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

Episode 04: “Our priority focus is to protect sport not to police sport”, David Sharpe

Episode 04: “Our priority focus is to protect sport not to police sport”, David Sharpe

August 25, 2020

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.

Episode 03: “Anti-doping is something we do for the athletes not to the athletes”, Nikki Hamblin

Episode 03: “Anti-doping is something we do for the athletes not to the athletes”, Nikki Hamblin

July 22, 2020

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.

Episode 02: “We need to go beyond the athlete […], doping cannot exist on stony ground, it needs its own fertility”, Graeme Steel

Episode 02: “We need to go beyond the athlete […], doping cannot exist on stony ground, it needs its own fertility”, Graeme Steel

June 30, 2020

In this talk, the former CEO of Drug Free Sport New Zealand and of iNADO, Graeme Steel, describes the way in which anti-doping work has evolved. While he acknowledges that there have been tremendous advances he also questions if the current system is sustainable. His recommendations include the need for; fundamental changes to WADA governance, and think tanks involving innovators both from within and outside anti-doping.

Episode 01: “The Covid-19 situation has forced us to stop for some time and think about our priorities”, Michael Ask

Episode 01: “The Covid-19 situation has forced us to stop for some time and think about our priorities”, Michael Ask

June 30, 2020

In our first episode we talk with Michael Ask, Chair of iNADO Board and Head of Anti-Doping Denmark, about the learning and take-away from the current Covid-19 pandemic for anti-doping organisations: from shifting of priorities to long-standing effects in their operational activities, the implementation of the 2021 Code and International Standards or necessarily increased collaborations.

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