Clean Sport Collective Community,
It has been quite sometime since you have heard from us. Despite our lack of work for the cause over the last year, it has been fantastic to see the continued strong voices from all of you celebrating clean sport and fighting for sport in the absence of performance enhancing drugs.
Since launching in November of 2016 we have not been successful in accomplishing everything we set out to create for the future of clean sport. However, like the athletes we all are, we have learned from our failures and excited to get back on the starting line. With the re-launch of the Clean Sport Collective our external efforts now become focused in the areas where we saw success together; the awareness fostered through the community and the sharing of the collective clean sport voice.
With that we are thrilled to introduce the Clean Sport Collective Podcast. Our goal is to offer you a unique perspective to the clean sport conversation through the most powerful voices in this impactful community across athletes, brands, events and governing bodies representing a variety of sports disciplines.
This high quality production would not be possible without Chris McClung, a co-owner of Austin’s Rogue Running and host of the Rogue Running Podcast. Chris will be the lead host of the Clean Sport Collective Podcast alongside fellow changes agents Kara Goucher and Shanna Burnette. Coming out of the gates we will be delivering three episodes in the first week, link to guest and to listen below, and from there we are scheduled to publish a new show every two weeks.
We truly look forward to doing our part to re-engage the clean sport community and give you an insider’s ear into the conversations that will shape the tone and mobilize the movement pursuing athletics in the absence of performance enhancing drugs. We are all in this together so please send us a note with your interview recommendations and any feedback, questions.
Yours in Clean Sport,
The first 3 episodes are up and ready.
In episode #1, we interview Travis Tygart, the CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USADA is the national anti-doping organization (NADO) in the United States for Olympic and Paralympic sport. The organization is charged with managing the anti-doping program, including in-competition and out-of competition testing, results management processes, drug reference resources, and athlete education for all United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes, and events.
In episode #2 of the Clean Sport Collective podcast, we introduce you to the 3 co-hosts of the show, Kara Goucher, Shanna Burnette, and Chris McClung, and give you more background on the Clean Sport Collective. We talk about the reasons and objectives behind the organization and then discuss insights into Kara and Shanna's experience at the recent Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) conference in London.
With episode #3, Chris McClung and Shanna Burnette interview one of the founding members and current board members of the Clean Sport Collective - Kevin Rutherford, CEO of Nuun Hydration.
Here are the direct links:
a. To the main podcast "feed" where all of the episodes will be posted directly: cleansport.libsyn.com
b. To episode #1: http://cleansport.libsyn.com/episode-1-travis-tygart-ceo-of-usada
c. To episode #2: http://cleansport.libsyn.com/episode-2-kara-goucher-and-shanna-burnette