#025 Where doping starts

Episode Summary

Since IOC introduced mandatory doping tests in 1968 the Olympic Movement was shaken by many doping scandals. Despite a growing list of forbidden substances, increase of controls, the introduction of blood passport, whereabouts information submission requirements, off-competition testing, etc.; athletes continue to get caught on doping. How to address the core of this issue – where it starts, how to prevent athletes from doping? We welcome you to discover how the community of sports professionals can unite to make sport cleaner.

Full Show Notes

Olya Abasolo Ovtchinnikova – ITA Education Manager
Paul Greene – founder of Global Sports Advocates

Olya is a Canadian Olympian who competed at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the sport of fencing. Olya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Canada and is in the process of completing a Master’s Degree in Olympic Studies at the German Sport University of Cologne. Olya retired from the sport in 2010 and joined the Canadian Olympic Committee in 2012 to work on Olympian marketing, legacy and education programs. In 2019, Olya accepted the position of Education Manager at the International Testing Agency (ITA). In charge of starting a brand new department at the ITA, her current priority is to support partner International Federations and Major Event Organizers with clean sport education programmes. In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, the ITA recently ran educational workshops for athletes and coaches at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games.
ITA Education Manager

Paul J. Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, is recognized by Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA as one of the world’s leading sports lawyers. In 2019, he was named a Global Elite Thought Leader for sports law (one of only five from North America). Paul handles sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland – known as the “Supreme Court for sports law.” Paul has represented athletes from more than 20 countries and more than 30 different sports in hearings. Paul even represented an Olympic gold medal-winning horse. Paul is best known for his successful advocacy on behalf of athletes in high-profile matters, including his representation of Russian long jumper Darya Klishina before an ad hoc panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Greene prevailed on behalf of Klishina and overturned the IAAF’s decision to declare her ineligible. Klishina competed as the only member of the Russian athletics team at the Rio Olympics and then won a silver medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. In the past year, Paul has again successfully handled some of the highest profile sports law
matters in the world, including his representation of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones in his UFC arbitration and his hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission that allowed Jones to return to the Octagon and recapture his championship. He also just won a potential landmark decision by establishing that beef contaminated with hormones was the likely source of American long jumper Jarrion Lawson’s positive test.
Lawson was the first-ever athlete to get a “No Fault” sanction from the Court of Arbitration for Sport for meat contamination. Paul is a frequent speaker and author on sports law matters and a professor of sports law who has
lectured at law schools both in the U.S. and abroad.

Hosts: Christiaan Page and Alexandra Volkova

Podcast Team:  Diogo Jurema, Donata Taddia, Surbhi Kuwelker, Tatiana Ghigonetto, Sarah Crumbach, Gustavo Arellano, Pablo Rosetti, Torin Koos.

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