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thePodcast: Global Athlete’s Koehler on the long wait for Canada’s sport abuse and corruption commission

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For the week of April 28, 2024:

Canadian athletes campaigned for change, to end abuse and corruption in sport. 

They wanted a judicial public inquiry. Last December, Liberal Sport Minister Carla Qualtrough said they would get the Future of Sport in Canada Commission instead, with a deadline in 18 months.

More than four months since then, only the announcement of the $10.6 million budget. Meanwhile, the Paris Olympics are only three months away. “It’s not great timing, it should’ve been two years ago to get everything out in the open and start reform,” said Rob Koehler, the director general of Global Athlete.

Meanwhile, a decade after the Sochi Olympics doping scandal, the World Anti-Doping Agency is under fire for allegations that it covered up cheating by the Chinese Olympic swim team in 2021. It only came to light because whistleblowers went to journalists. Koehler said it is time for the governments that fund WADA to demand transparency and accountability. 

Koehler is Bob Mackin’s guest on this edition of thePodcast. 

Plus, this week’s Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines. 

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