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On Side

22 EpisodesProduced by Tim Gavel, Ryan Micallef & Lyndall LarkhamWebsite

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.

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

September 29th, 2020


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 …

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

September 1st, 2020


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 …

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

July 31st, 2020


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 …

John Boultbee: National Sports Tribunal an “overdue” opportunity

June 11th, 2020


The National Sports Tribunal CEO John Boultbee says the tribunal is an “overdue” opportunity for sporting bodies, athletes and support personnel.

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

May 28th, 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 …

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

May 6th, 2020


This episode features two of our Doping Control state managers John Rhodes (Victoria) and Alissa Ready (Queensland).

John and Alisa commenced their …

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

April 10th, 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 …

Talking Lance Armstrong and death threats with USADA CEO Travis Tygart

March 12th, 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 …

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

February 27th, 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 …

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

February 13th, 2020


This episode focuses on an anti-doping education collaboration between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the United States …

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

January 29th, 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 …

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

December 17th, 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, …

Educating young athletes with DFSNZ Education Manager Sian Clancy

December 2nd, 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 …

Protecting athlete data with Chief Information Officer Andrew Collins

November 19th, 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 …

A sneak peek inside ASADA with John Vandermeide & Michael Harkins

November 1st, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at ASADA?   We asked University of Canberra student John Vandermeide, who has finished a professional placement here with the science team, exactly that. “It’s definitely …

Transgender issues in sport with Dr David Hughes

October 16th, 2019

AIS Chief Medical Officer Dr David Hughes talks about the issues of inclusion in sport following the release of the Guidelines for the inclusion of …

From slow twin to fast lane with clean sport educator Kurt Hurzog

October 1st, 2019

In this episode of On Side we meet swimming World Championship bronze medallist Kurt Herzog, our Clean Sport Educator, who made his Australian debut at the relatively late age of 23.   Kurt, who jokes that for many …

Behind the scenes with doping control officer Margaret Anderson

September 17th, 2019

In this episode of On Side, we talk to Margaret Anderson, a former PE teacher and our Doping Control Officer. Anderson, who has a life-long love of …

Commitment to clean fair sport with CEO of DFSNZ Nick Paterson

September 4th, 2019

In this episode of On Side, we talk to Nick Paterson, the Chief Executive Officer of Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) about our collective …

Confidentiality undertakings with deputy CEO Darren Mullaly

August 21st, 2019

In this episode of On Side Darren Mullaly, our Deputy CEO – Legal, Education and Corporate, discusses why ASADA has confidentiality undertakings with …

Science, culture & religion with scientist Shereen Naz

August 7th, 2019

In this episode of On Side we meet scientist Shereen Naz, who also studied vet science and pathology.   Shereen migrated to Australia from Pakistan …

Behind the scenes with Olympic bronze medallist & director of sport operations and engagement Emma Johnson

July 21st, 2019

Welcome to On Side, the official podcast of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).   ASADA is globally recognised for continually setting new benchmarks in operating and delivering an effective anti-doping …
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