The FIVB’s Medical and Anti-Doping
programme focuses on prevention
through education, ways to keep the sport
of volleyball clean and the protection of
athletes and referees’ health.
The FIVB’s Anti-Doping programme seeks to preserve
the spirit of volleyball and beach volleyball while
maintaining the ideals of ethics, respect, fair play and
honesty as well as the athletes’ health.
The FIVB developed an online Anti-Doping Education
programme – ’FIVB Play Clean’ – to educate volleyball,
beach volleyball athletes, medical officials and coaches
on their rights and responsibilities. The programme also
provides guidance on healthy lifestyle attitudes in order
to deter athletes from doping. The course exists in
several languages and so far more than 18,000 users
have completed the programme.
Moreover, outreach programmes have been implemented
on competitions to gain the awareness of players for
anti-doping and to give the opportunity to players to talk
and exchange with people specialised in anti-doping.
As doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of
sport, one of the FIVB’s goals is to keep the playing
field clean and level. To this end, the FIVB conducts
regular and random anti-doping tests and has an
extensive testing programme in place, both during and
out-of-competition with blood and urine tests.
As the FIVB is committed to the protection of its athletes’
health, it has established several programmes, ranging
from injury prevention to heat stress. The FIVB has
focused primarily on the prevention of injuries and illness,
the reduction of long-term disability through proper
diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and ways of
maintaining volleyball as a drug-free sport. FIVB studies
continue to be published in renowned sport medicine
journals. The health of our referees is also important
therefore a Referee Health Management Programme is
also conducted throughout the year.
The FIVB also wants to share and communicate its
knowledge and updates about Anti-Doping and Medical
news. As a result, a Twitter account (@FIVBMedical) was
launched in 2014.For more information, please visit the medical section at http://www.fivb.com/EN/Medical/index.asp
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