FIVB on “right track” with anti-doping says Fabi
The 35-year-old, who won back-to-back gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games, has been a member of the Brazilian women’s volleyball team since 2002 so is well-versed when it comes to the importance of values-based anti-doping Education.
"In my team it's very clear. We don't take any drug without talking to our doctor or our physiotherapist,” she explained. “And you should always remember that the athlete is 100 per cent responsible for anything they take.”
Fabi, who is also the FIVB Play Clean Ambassador, added that she recognises that the organisation is making the right moves to educate volleyball athletes at every level. Fabi is also a Member of the WADA Athlete Committee.
"There is a program from the FIVB about doping,” she said. “We can take that course, it's really available for the athletes. The possibility to talk about this and to take the course and make people aware of this puts the FIVB on the right track.”
The FIVB's Anti-Doping programme seeks to preserve the “spirit of sport” with the main aim to prevent the intentional or unintentional use of prohibited substances and prohibited methods in volleyball and beach volleyball.
Play Clean, an interactive online learning tool that educates players on their rights and responsibilities has been created for this purpose, with all athletes and team personnel attending FIVB events needing to successfully complete the FIVB Anti-Doping Education programme.
For more information concerning the Play Clean Programme, visit http://playclean.fivb.com/ or our Twitter account FIVBMedical