FIVB Athlete Anti-Doping Programme in full swing at World Championship


Sofia, Bulgaria, September 20, 2018 – Volleyball’s leading male players have been the latest to educate themselves about the FIVB’s Anti-Doping Outreach Programme at the Italy-Bulgaria 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. 

The FIVB jointly organised the programme with the Bulgarian Anti-Doping Centre and 64 athletes, doctors, therapists and officials from 10 countries took part. 

After completing interactive education modules, the players finished the programme by completing a World Anti-Doping Agency quiz and received an FIVB “Play Clean” t-shirt to underline their commitment to clean sport. 

Athletes were able to read and take home WADA promotional materials on doping risks in sports, doping control and athlete's rights, the list of prohibited substances and methods, and the conditions for granting a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

Further programmes will take place in Italy, and in Japan during the Japan 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship. 

The aim of the Outreach Programme is to broaden the knowledge of players about anti-doping from a young age and provides a good opportunity to speak in person with athletes about this important matter that can influence their entire career.

In addition to the Outreach Programme, the FIVB runs the Play Clean online educational programme for athletes and support personnel that covers the new World Anti-Doping Code. Athletes can learn the basics of the code through seven short modules of three-four minutes each and then maintain their learning through further online modules.

The programme aims to increase the knowledge of participants on anti-doping matters in an interactive and fun manner. The programme allowed athletes to participate through an online quiz which tests the level of understanding of athletes and officials on current anti-doping procedures. 

The FIVB Play Clean online educational programme for athletes and support personnel has now been expanded and is available in seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Learn more at FIVB Play Clean.