In this highlight edition of our podcast On Side we take a peek at some of the best interviews so far.
This includes our chat with 2008 and 2012 Paralympic cycling gold medallist Michael Gallagher.
Prior to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Gallagher tested positive for recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO) at a training camp in Italy. Still under sanction, Gallagher talked about the biggest impact his sanction had on him and what drove him to “cross a dark line”.
How far has women’s sport come? Events like Australia's Twenty20 World Cup with a crowd of 90,000 in March suggest a long way. We discussed parity in sport - where we’ve come from and what still needs to be done - with one of our greatest sportswomen Heather McKay, one of our greatest basketball coaches Carrie Graf and up-and-coming basketball star Keely Froling. Today we highlight Carrie’s views.
Also featured is part of our interview with Gold Coast Commonwealth Games heroes Eloise Wellings and Madeline Hills who, along with Celia Sullohern, created one of the highlights of the Games when they waited for Lineo Chaka at the finish line – an act of sportsmanship that was beamed around the globe.
Finally, we take another listen to some of the best moments of our interview with Katrina Fanning, an Indigenous champion and rugby league legend. We reflect on her illustrious career, the issue of racism within sports and the role sport plays in reducing barriers.
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