Tracey Holmes presents The Ticket, a weekly in-depth analysis of the major issues in sports business, politics and governance.
The Ticket Final Edition - What's the Future?
The final episode of The Ticket takes a broad look at the future - of the Olympics, of Australia's place in the world game of football, of the rise and growing power of the athletes' voice and of Oscar Pistorius - a former icon of Paralympic sport who is soon to be released from jail after serving his sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Sport: Double Standards, Displaced People, Dialogue for Peace
Sport's role in a turbulent world - how the Palestinian men's team represents more than football, the role of dialogue in trying to find peace, India's influence at the ICC and its adhoc approach to membership, plus is sport for refugees authentic or an exercise in celebrity humanitarianism?
High Performance Sport - Women, Coaches, and Safeguarding
Women compete, women win but when it comes to High Performance coaching in Australia, less than ten percent are female. The AIS has a plan to turn that around between Paris 2024 and Brisbane 2032. Plus, FIFA's new online safeguarding course that might be valuable for all sports from grassroots to elite.
Sitting in Judgment - Surfing and the Paris Olympics
The Paris Olympic organisers have been told by Tahiti locals at the reef break where surfing will be contested that a planned judging tower is a threat to the ecosystem, unnecessary and non-negotiable, plus Afghanistan cricket's challenge, the place of women's football in Iran, and the rise of PNG rugby league.
Sport, Diplomacy, and A.I.
Members of Australia's ping-pong diplomacy team from the 1970s, who helped paved the way for diplomatic relations between Australia and China, are returning to Beijing this week marking 50 years since Australia's first embassy in China was opened, plus the role of diplomacy in Australian sport, and the emergence of AI in global sports integrity investigations
Sport and the Pursuit of Peace in Times of War
As the humanitarian crisis continues with the Israel-Gaza war, we go in search of those who use sport as a tool for peace and speak to others who measure their success.
Sport with depth and complexity
The Ticket podcast has always been exceptional for thoroughly researched, thought provoking discussion of complex issues in sport, providing depth and nuance. Tracey Holmes is outstanding and sets a high standard for excellence in sports journalism.
No comment from Tennis
Fantastic journalism - no comment or we won’t be commenting. Good insight about the non union of players
Australia is blessed to have a sports broadcaster & journalist of such talent and scope as Tracey Holmes. Since her early pioneering days on ABC Radio Grandstand in the mid 1990s, she has been a constant companion and learned guide to a legion of Australian sports lovers such as myself. Gifted from the start, Tracey has grown and evolved over time to become a shining light of the profession whose work such as these weekly ‘The Ticket’ podcasts, simply cannot be missed.