Lausanne, Switzerland, August 9, 2017 – The FIVB’s Play Clean anti-doping outreach programme has been growing in influence and has been used to educate athletes, coaches and staff at a number of FIVB tournaments in recent weeks.
At the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in the Czech Republic, 50 players from the host nation, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and the USA learned more about the Play Clean programme, which was run by the FIVB and the Czech Republic anti-doping agency.
Earlier in the year athletes took part in an outreach programme during the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in Kobe, Japan. A total of 40 athletes and 23 support staff took part and later signed a flag to underline their commitment to drug-free sport.
The programme aims to increase the knowledge of participants on anti-doping matters in an interactive and fun manner. The programme also allowed athletes to participate through an online quiz which tests the level of understanding of athletes and officials on current anti-doping procedures.
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 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.