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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.

On Side Tim Gavel, Ryan Micallef & Lyndall Larkham

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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.

    Preventing a paradise for cheats with WADA president Witold Bańka (ft. Ben Sandford & Bronwen Knox)

    Preventing a paradise for cheats with WADA president Witold Bańka (ft. Ben Sandford & Bronwen Knox)

    On this episode we sit down with the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency Witold Bańka, as well as WADA's Athlete Committee Chair Ben Sanford and 4 x Olympian and Integrity Manager for boxing, judo and taekwondo Bronwen Knox.

    • 49 min
    The science behind anti-doping ft. Dr Naomi Speers, Rima Chakrabarty, and Dr Laura Lallenec

    The science behind anti-doping ft. Dr Naomi Speers, Rima Chakrabarty, and Dr Laura Lallenec

    In this episode of On Side, our host Tim Gavel talks to some of Sport Integrity Australia’s science and medicine experts - Chief Science Officer Dr Naomi Speers, Science Officer Rima Chakrabarty and Medical Advisor Dr Laura Lallenec.

    • 30 min
    Raising the athlete voice: ft. Bronwen Downie, Jonathan Goerlach and Blake Gaudry

    Raising the athlete voice: ft. Bronwen Downie, Jonathan Goerlach and Blake Gaudry

    In this episode of On Side, join Tim Gavel as he chats to three of our Athlete Advisory Group (AAG) members - former Olympic rower Bronwen Downie, Paralympic triathlete Jonathan Goerlach and Blake Gaudry, a dual Olympic trampolinist.

    • 32 min
    Birmingham bound: The golden hopeful and the cool auntie with Ellie Cole and Daniela Di Toro

    Birmingham bound: The golden hopeful and the cool auntie with Ellie Cole and Daniela Di Toro

    In this episode of On Side, join Tim Gavel as he chats to Ellie and Daniela as they train for the Commonwealth Games which starts on 28 July – one for the last time, the other the first.

    • 36 min
    Making his mark - from AFL to AAG with Eric Mackenzie (ft. Petria Thomas)

    Making his mark - from AFL to AAG with Eric Mackenzie (ft. Petria Thomas)

    Former West Coast Eagles captain Eric Mackenzie has been announced as the latest member of Sport Integrity Australia’s Athlete Advisory Group.

    • 24 min
    Clean and Gold: Nerves of steel with Jackie Narracott, Paul Narracott and Michael Milton

    Clean and Gold: Nerves of steel with Jackie Narracott, Paul Narracott and Michael Milton

    Travelling 140km/h downhill head-first on ice is not for the faint-hearted, but Jackie Narracott is no shrinking violet. After her first attempt at the sport, she asked: how do I go faster?

    Ahead of her second Winter Olympics, which starts in Beijing next week, Narracott talks to On Side about her switch from the track, what it’s like going head-first at 140km/h, her hopes for the upcoming Games, and her impressive family pedigree.

    She is, after all, following in the footsteps of her famous uncle, Paul – the first Australian Olympian to compete at both Summer and Winter Games.

    Fast forward 10 years and Narracott, who is based in the UK, became the first Australian to win a World Cup gold medal in skeleton when she broke the track record in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago.

    That amazing run came in St Moritz, where she broke the track record with a time of 1:08.72 seconds to shock the field. “Everything came together, right time, right place,” she admits. “I’ve always known I can do it, now I’ve got that concrete evidence to say, ‘I’m not crazy, I can actually do it’, which his nice.”

    Putting on the Australian jacket for the 2018 Games was “an absolute dream come true”, she says, however she feels she is “in a much better position to perform …. this time around I think it’s about achieving my potential”.

    For his part, “Uncle Paul”, who once beat Carl Lewis over 60 metres, told On Side that he was thrilled his exploits “opened her eyes to the fact that there are sporting opportunities other than the mainstream sports”.

    He encourages everyone to look beyond traditional sports - like Jackie did.

    “It’s a 10-year journey and it’s only really the last 3-4 years where it’s really coming together [for Jackie],” he says. “I thinks she’s a real chance, she’s not a favourite, but she’s a realistic chance [in Beijing].”

    We also talk to our most successful Winter Paralympian Michael Milton, who won six gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

    “Snow, ice, it’s magical stuff as to how much fun you can have on it,” he says. “How high you can jump. How fast you can go. For me, everything around winter sports is based on snow and ice and it’s fantastic fun to do as an athlete.”

    He also discusses our chances at the Paralympics, the impact of Covid-19 on the Games, and how Dylan Alcott is changing society’s perceptions of people with a disability.

    “The more people with disabilities that we see in every different area of our lives, whether it be social, whether it be work, whether it be on television as elite athletes, the more we can include people with disabilities in every single area of our life the better off society will be, the better off those people with disabilities will be.”
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    • 25 min

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micca.cs ,

Very unique!

There is no other podcast like this one. So informative of anti-doping especially in Australia, as well as covering some of the biggest topics in the doping world of sport.