Dr Catherine Ordway, Restoring Trust in Sport E112
Catherine Ordway, PhD, Sport Integrity Research Lead, Professor at University of Canberra (Sports Management) and Author of Restoring Trust in Sport and Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, having developed and lectured in Sports Integrity and Investigations, in the Sports Law program since 2014.
She has developed and taught a number of other sports management and sports law subjects at the Masters and undergraduate level at institutions including: La Trobe University, the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales Catherine was an Australian squad member in the Olympic sport of handball, competed for the Australian Capital Territory in rugby union, and fenced at intervarsity.
Catherine is a lawyer and has a Graduate Diploma in Investigations Management (Policing).
Catherine acted for the Australian Olympic Committee in a legal capacity in the lead up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Catherine has extensive experience in international anti-doping administration and has consulted on projects including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Bid, the Budapest 2024 Olympic Games Bid, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
She has served on numerous ethics and anti-doping committees in Australia and internationally, and currently supports the:
International Cricket Council,
SportAccord and the
West Indies Cricket Board.
Chair of Anti-Doping Tribunal at World Curling
Chair of World Badmington Vetting Panel
the Australian Sports Commission Clearinghouse.
Catherine received an Edna Ryan Award in 2016 for her long-term commitment to promoting women in sport.
She is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, having developed and lectured in Sports Integrity and Investigations, in the Sports Law program since 2014. She has developed and taught a number of other sports management and sports law subjects at the Masters and undergraduate level at institutions including: La Trobe University, the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales
In this podcast Catherine talks about her new book, Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions and what she learnt about whilst researching for the book.
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2:51 – Her new book, Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions
4:40 – What stood out to her the most when writing her book
6:36 – Good examples of education players in sport on legal and regulatory issues
10:13 – The battle for leadership to address education and safeguarding of players/athletes
13:39 – Her opinion of athletes and social media - Naomi Osaka withdrawing from French Open
15:22 – Finding the balance between athletes as assets to their sport and as human beings
17:56 – Having compassion for leaders in sport
23:55 – The political and social issues with the creating and deploying the WADA Code
28:58 – Moving from private practice/in-house to academia
31:43 – The opportunity for greater collaboration between private practice, in-house and academia
We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same.
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