Lausanne, Switzerland, January 4, 2017 – The 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), came into force on January 1, 2017.2017 Prohibited List - Click here to download.
for a summary of the major modifications and explanatory notes.
The FIVB's Anti-Doping progamme seeks to preserve the spirit of volleyball and beach volleyball, maintain ethics, fair play and honesty and the health of the athletes in line with WADA's recommendations. As doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, the FIVB actively promotes a clean and level playing field by educating volleyball and beach volleyball players on doping prevention and by providing information to players on their rights and responsibilities.
The Prohibited List designates what substances are banned. Its annual revision process is led by WADA over an extensive nine-month consultation process which includes gathering information, circulationg a draft list, stakeholder submissions, committee recommendations and the approval of the List by WADA's Executive Committee.
It should be noted that, for athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List, they can be accommodated via the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE), which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders worldwide.
For information about the 2017 Monitoring Program, which concerns substances which are not on the Prohibited List, but which WADA wishes to monitor in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport, click here
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