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Update to FIVB Medical Regulations


Lausanne, Switzerland, May 7, 2013 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has released an update to the Medical Regulations following a meeting of the organisation’s Medical Commission in January 2013. The Commission’s proposed changes were accepted by the Board of Administration at their meeting at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne last month.

Under the FIVB Medical Regulations for 2013, the ‘Anti-doping Control’ process is now referred to as Doping Control and the ‘Anti-Doping Hearing Panel’ has been renamed the Disciplinary Panel.

According to article 5.6.2, retired athletes must now notify the FIVB six months – and not a year – before he or she expects to return to competition. These athletes are also required to make themselves available for unannounced out-of-competition testing.

The tasks assigned to the Medical Delegate are specifically defined with article 3.2 of section C, ‘Medical Control for Referees’ requiring them to supervise medical checks. Article 6.2 of Section F ‘Duties of the FIVB Medical Delegate”, also requires the medical delegate to collect the Doping Control (M-1), Referee Health Control (M-6) and Injury Report (M-10) forms.

The updated medical forms can now be found on the FIVB website.

A full version of the FIVB Medical Regulations for 2013 can be found here



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