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The official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia. Our mission is to protect the integrity of sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in Australian sport. This podcast examines the issues that affect sport, answers your questions and educates you about clean and fair sport.

The official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia. Our mission is to protect the integrity of sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in Australian sport. This podcast examines the issues that affect sport, answers your questions and educates you about clean and fair sport.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia. Our mission is to protect the integrity of sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in Australian sport. This podcast examines the issues that affect sport, answers your questions and educates you about clean and fair sport.

Twitter:

@anti_doping

Language:

English


Episodes

Sport and mental health with Mary Spillane, Rachael Sporn and Daniel Kowalski

3/2/2021
One in three elite athletes report experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression at some time during or post their sporting career. In the seventh and latest episode of On Side, we examine the prevalence of mental health issues in sport, sports’ duty of care to ensure the wellbeing of athletes and what’s being done to address these issues. We talk to Clinical Psychologist Mary Spillane, and our Olympic heroes, basketballer Rachael Sporn and swimmer Daniel Kowalski, about their own battles...

Duration:00:46:22

On Side Highlights 2 ft. Dr David Hughes, Michael Roeger, Steve Jackson & Cassie Fien

2/4/2021
This highlight edition of our podcast On Side features our chat with AIS Chief Medical Officer Dr David Hughes on inclusion in sport following last year’s release of the Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport. Dr Hughes says transgender and gender diversity is not a sport issue, it’s a societal issue. “It’s important that sport at all time reflects societal changes, and moves with societal changes,” Dr Hughes says. Three-time Paralympian Michael Roeger...

Duration:00:27:50

On Side Highlights ft. Michael Gallagher, Carrie Graf, Eloise Wellings, Madeline Hills & Katrina Fanning

1/28/2021
In this highlight edition of our podcast On Side we take a peek at some of the best interviews so far. This includes our chat with 2008 and 2012 Paralympic cycling gold medallist Michael Gallagher. Prior to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Gallagher tested positive for recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO) at a training camp in Italy. Still under sanction, Gallagher talked about the biggest impact his sanction had on him and what drove him to “cross a dark line”. How far has women’s sport come?...

Duration:00:24:47

Changing the game with Belinda Clark, Bec Goddard and Chris Butler

12/17/2020
Cricket icon Belinda Clark has blazed her way into the record books and is just as fearless off the field, paving a way for women in sport. In the sixth and latest episode of On Side Clark, the first player, male or female, to score a double century in a one-dayer, talks about the highlights of an illustrious career – on and off the field – and the rise and rise of women’s sport. “I’d like to think that cricket has been at the front of the pack pulling others with us but there’s still a long...

Duration:00:38:53

Thrills, spills and more, with Caroline Buchanan, John Aloisi and Chad Perris

11/26/2020
A self-confessed adrenaline addict with the injuries to prove it – Caroline Buchanan is held together by bolts, wires, plates … you name it. For a decade this eight-time World Champion was at the top, but is now in unfamiliar territory - as the underdog. In the fifth and latest episode of On Side, Buchanan candidly talks about building not only her brand but her sport, her triumphs, struggles, THAT accident, and why now is the best time to be a female in action sport. We also re-live one of...

Duration:00:38:29

Equality: a past, present and future perspective, with Carrie Graf, Keely Froling, Heather McKay

10/28/2020
Guests: Eloise Wellings, Madeline Hills, Michael Crooks, Carrie Graf, Keely Froling & Heather McKay How far has women’s sport come? Events like Australia's Twenty20 World Cup with a crowd of 90,000 in March suggest a long way. In episode four of our Sport Integrity Australia podcast ‘On Side’, we discuss parity in sport - where we’ve come from and what still needs to be done - with one of our greatest sportswomen Heather McKay, one of our greatest basketball coaches Carrie Graf and...

Duration:00:44:27

Setbacks, the lure of gold, and the “greatest” league final with Michael Roeger

9/29/2020
Guests: Jessica Hansen, Steve Jackson & Michael Roeger Ever since he was a young boy growing up in Langhorne Creek, three-time Paralympian Michael Roeger has dreamed of winning gold for his country. In Sport Integrity Australia’s third edition of its podcast ‘On Side’ Michael talks about the Tokyo 2020 setback given his “hot” start to the year, his penchant for making up stories about how he “lost” part of his arm, his first sporting love, and why he thinks Paralympians are less likely to...

Duration:00:42:18

COVID, a packed sporting calendar and sports’ survival with Craig Phillips

8/31/2020
Guests: Melissa Breen, Cassie Fien & Craig Phillips Commonwealth Games Australia’s chief executive officer Craig Phillips is the most capped Olympic team official in Australian sporting history and has 35 years’ experience in the sports industry. In Sport Integrity Australia’s second edition of its podcast ‘On Side’ we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sporting calendar, on planning the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and on sports very survival. We also discuss the dangers of...

Duration:00:55:30

Acceptance, racism in sport, and the way forward with Katrina Fanning

7/31/2020
Guests: Katrina Fanning, Emma Johnson, Adam Cook & Naomi Speers Katrina Fanning is an Australian women’s sport pioneer, an Indigenous champion and rugby league legend. On Sport Integrity Australia’s first edition of it’s podcast ‘On Side’ we discuss Fanning’s illustrious career, the issue of racism within sports and the role sport plays in reducing barriers. We also discuss proposed changes to supplement regulation with Sport Integrity Australia’s Chief Science Officer Dr Naomi Speers and...

Duration:00:49:45

John Boultbee: National Sports Tribunal an “overdue” opportunity

6/10/2020
The National Sports Tribunal CEO John Boultbee says the tribunal is an “overdue” opportunity for sporting bodies, athletes and support personnel. “It’s the first time Australia has had its own Sports Tribunal to hear all matters from all sports and to be at arm’s length from the sports and provide an independent and transparent service,” Boultbee says. The highly respected senior sports administrator and lawyer says the tribunal provides a cost-effective, efficient, independent and...

Duration:00:10:36

The danger for sport post-COVID-19 with Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe

5/28/2020
With Sport Integrity Australia opening to the public on July 1, new Chief Executive Officer David Sharpe talks about the dangers sports will face in the future in the latest episode of OnSide. Sharpe admits there are a “lot of challenges ahead”, particularly in the current COVID-19 climate. “If you took me back three or four months ago, I would have said the greatest threats in sport are organised crime infiltrating sport and vulnerabilities in sport,” Sharpe says, “but right at the moment I...

Duration:00:13:44

No longer the enemy, with State Managers of Doping Control John Rhodes and Alisa Readdy

5/6/2020
This episode features two of our Doping Control state managers John Rhodes (Victoria) and Alissa Ready (Queensland). John and Alisa commenced their newly created roles in July to be a conduit between the Canberra office, regional staff and sports. John, who has a background in anti-corruption, says the perception of ASADA of the past has been “misrepresented” and is happy to see this perception has changed in recent times. Alisa agreed. She said that ASADA was seen as the “bad guy” but is...

Duration:00:14:28

ASADA’s “critical role” during sports shutdown with CEO David Sharpe & Chief Science Officer Naomi Speers

4/9/2020
While COVID-19 has shut down sport in Australia and around the world, ASADA’s CEO David Sharpe says our role in protecting sport is “more critical than ever”. “There’s a lot of pressure on athletes and right now, more than ever, ASADA’s role is to look at the environment and ensure that we are still able to effectively protect the environment for the future of sport,” Sharpe says. It’s important to understand that testing is only one component of what ASADA does to protect the integrity of...

Duration:00:12:45

Talking Lance Armstrong and death threats with USADA CEO Travis Tygart

3/11/2020
USADA CEO Travis Tygart has dealt with some of the biggest anti-doping cases in history, such as the scandals involving Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones. Tygart says “nobody ever likes to have to hold a global icon accountable or take away five medals from a Marion Jones”. “Those are tough moments and you wish those athletes hadn’t made the decision to cheat,” he says. Despite receiving numerous death threats as a result, Tygart remains committed to clean, fair sport. “Whether it’s an...

Duration:00:19:50

“You don’t need to cheat to be good” – Olympic gold medallist Petria Thomas

2/26/2020
Swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medallist Petria Thomas has a message for all athletes - “You don’t need to cheat to be good”. Petria joins us on the Podcast this week to discuss the role anti-doping plays to ensure a level playing field and how the process has developed over time. “It [testing] is a part of being an elite athlete,” she says. “It’s not just about enduring the testing, it’s about actually being an advocate for clean sport as well and really pushing the message out that...

Duration:00:12:54

Fighting a win-at-all-costs mentality, with USADA’s Tammy Hanson and ASADA’s Alexis Cooper

2/13/2020
This episode focuses on an anti-doping education collaboration between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ). USADA’s Elite Education Manager Tammy Hanson says while there are a lot of similarities between the programs, collaborating and sharing resources was “invaluable”. “We’re questioning everything that we do, pushing forward, making changes if they’re for the better and making sure we’re...

Duration:00:21:49

Crossing a dark line, with dual Paralympic gold medallist Michael Gallagher

1/28/2020
Welcome to Season 2 of On Side. Today’s episode features 2008 and 2012 Paralympic cycling gold medallist Michael Gallagher. Prior to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Gallagher tested positive for recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO) at a training camp in Italy. Still under sanction, Gallagher talks about the biggest impact his sanction had on him and what drove him to “cross a dark line”. “It [sanction] is still something I think about regularly,” Gallagher says. “I took a long time to recover...

Duration:00:17:22

Celebrating 20 years of service with the Chair of ASDMAC Dr. Susan White

12/17/2019
Dr Susan White, an inaugural member of the very first Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) committee in Australia, last month celebrated 20 years on the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC).Dr White, who has been the committee chair for the past five years, has reviewed over 4,500 TUE applications and renewals. Recognised as a global expert and leader in the field of Anti-Doping Medicine, Dr White and her ASDMAC colleagues have developed processes that have been applied...

Duration:00:16:35

Educating young athletes with DFSNZ Education Manager Sian Clancy

12/2/2019
You’re never too young for anti-doping education!That’s the view of Drug Free Sport NZ (DFSNZ) Education Manager Sian Clancy.Sian believes the perfect time to ensure they develop as a clean athlete is when a person is developing the limbs and mindsets that will set them on the pathway to be an athlete.We also learn how the similarities between Australian and New Zealand athletes have laid the platform for ASADA and DFSNZ to collaborate on their education programs. “For our messages to be...

Duration:00:14:20

Protecting athlete data with Chief Information Officer Andrew Collins

11/18/2019
In this episode of On Side, we speak to Andrew Collins, ASADA’s Chief Information Officer.A self-confessed nerd, Andrew has always been interested in technology and loves pulling things apart. A university degree led him to Defence intelligence where he was introduced to the world of cyber security. Andrew was brought to ASADA to lead our digital transformation to a paperless organisation and to help protect our data, such as athletes’ records.“We have to be prepared,” Collins says as ASADA...

Duration:00:18:47