Nikki is a two-time Olympic swimmer from Canada and a human-rights and immigration attorney in New York. She competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, with a top finish of 6th place, and covered the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for SwimNews Magazine. She has a BA in International Relations from Brown University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Nikki's work focuses on legal issues at the nexus of sport and human rights, including government sponsor doping and athletes rights, and gender discrimination in international sport. She writes, speaks and advises on these issues, including on Olympic campaigns for Team Darfur and Human Rights Watch. Nikki is an athlete ambassador for several organizations that use sport to promote peace and development including Right To Play.
- Safe sport series - The international responses to athlete abuse in sport
- Safe sport series - Athlete abuse in the public sphere
- Safe sport series - The systemic problems in sport that leave athletes at risk of abuse
- Why ASADA’s removal of Australian athletes’ right to silence is arguably unlawful
- Why human rights law demands FIBA review its “no-turbans” decisions