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 years he was the “slower twin”, says he became increasingly passionate about clean sport as his career took off.
“[After] putting years and years of training into your chosen sport you want to make sure there is a clean playing field, especially when you get to that higher level and competing internationally,” Kurt says. “I grew really passionate about it over the years.”
He says his motivation for the role as an ASADA educator is simple: “I’m always happy to give back to the athletes.”
We also answer a question about athletes’ rights during testing and give you an ASADA fast fact.
This podcast goes behind the scenes of ASADA and meets the people associated with clean fair sport, it answers questions relating to anti-doping and educates you about clean fair sport. ASADA’s mission is to protect the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport.
Produced by Lyndall Larkham & Tim Gavel
Recorded, edited & mixed by Ryan Micallef
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