FIVB Medical Commission reinforces commitment to education
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2014
- The FIVB Medical Commission held their annual two-day meeting in Lausanne on
January 23 and 24 to discuss the Federation’s ongoing role in protecting the health
of players and referees as well as ways to keep the sport of volleyball, clean.
- Implementation of the 2015 WADA Code;
The Commission reiterated the importance of athletes and medical personnel being aware of the rules concerning anti-doping.
Members also stressed the need to make
all efforts possible to educate volleyball and beach volleyball players,
medical personnel, coaches, doctors and physiotherapists on anti-doping rules.
The Anti-Doping Education Programme was also endorsed as the primary education tool,
which saw more than 2,400 volleyball and beach volleyball players complete the
programme in 2013.
The programme is based on real-life
situations and scenarios and users are tested with engaging exercises.
The Commission also hailed the success of the FIVB’s Outreach Programme which was conducted in collaboration with WADA in 2013 and confirmed its continuation in 2014. Anti doping outreach programmes were held with great success at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship in Tijuana, Mexico and the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Izmir and Ankara, Turkey.