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. As doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, FIVB wants to keep a clean and level playing field. One of the main aims is to educate Volleyball and Beach Volleyball players on Doping Prevention as well as informing them on their rights and responsibilities regarding this matter.

This section contains the most relevant rules and regulations concerning Anti-Doping in order for the Athletes to know their rights and responsibilities regarding this subject.


> Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

> The Probibited List

> Whereabouts Information

> Doping Control

> FIVB Medical & Anti-Doping Regulations

> Results Management – Athlete's rights

> Anti-Doping Rule Violations

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes with medical conditions competing in FIVB and continental competitions must obtain a TUE from the FIVB regardless of whether they have previously received a TUE at the national level. The application for a TUE must be made as soon as possible (in case of an Athlete in the Registered Testing Pool, this would be when he/she is first notified of his/her inclusion in the pool) and no later than 30 days before the Athlete’s participation in the event. To obtain a TUE, fill out the M-8 Form in print or type and send it to the FIVB enclosing all relevant medical files.

[PDF] M-8 Form
[PDF] Further information on TUE procedures

The Prohibited List

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The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), is the International Standard that designates what is prohibited in- and out-of competition. The List also indicates whether particular substances are banned in particular sports. Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g. steroids, stimulants, gene doping). The List is updated annually, published by October 1 and comes into effect on January 1 of the following year.

[PDF] List of Prohibited Substances and Methods - current version, valid as of January 1, 2020

Whereabouts Information

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[PDF] Athletes User Guide
[PDF] Team Managers User Guide

Whereabouts is information provided by a limited number of top elite Athletes concerning their location to the International Sport Federation (IF) or National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) which includes them in their respective Registered Testing Pool (RTP) as part of these top elite Athletes’ Anti-Doping responsibilities. Please find the following additional information here: 

[PDF] Information on Athlete's Whereabouts and Athlete's rights and responsibilities
[PDF] Some hints on Whereabouts Filing via ADAMS
[PDF] Relevant provisions on Whereabouts Failures
[PDF] Criteria - 2019 FIVB Registered Testing Pools (RTPs) Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
[PDF] Athlete list 2019 FIVB Registered Testing Pool (RTP) Beach Volleyball
[PDF] Team Whereabouts procedures 2019  
[PDF] Team Whereabouts nomination of responsible person form
[PDF] Doping tests Statistics 2012-2018

Doping Control

Athletes might get tested anytime and anywhere without previous notice, no matter if they are included in an FIVB Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or not. Generally we distinguish In-competition testing and Out-of-competition testing. Click on WADA's Doping Control video to get an explanation of the entire procedure :


This video is also available in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and can be accessed on WADA's movies channel.

Be aware: Refusing, or failing without compelling justification, to submit to Sample collection after notification as authorized in applicable anti-doping rules or otherwise evading Sample collection is considered as an anti-doping rule violation.

FIVB Medical & Anti-Doping Regulations

Anti-Doping Rules, like Competition rules, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played.

[PDF] FIVB Medical Regulations - also contain Anti-Doping Rules

In addition, WADA's International Standard for Testing (IST) foresee procedures which assure and maintain the integrity of testing and identity of samples, from notifying the athlete to transporting samples for analysis, as well as regulations on Whereabouts requirements in order to conduct unannounced out-of-competition testing.

[PDF] WADA's International Standard for Testing (IST)

Results Management – Athlete's rights

Results Management is the process that deals with possible Anti-Doping Rules Violations (ADRV), starting from the reporting of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF), also called positive test – when the laboratory reports the presence of a Prohibited Substance or evidence of the use of a Prohibited Method in a sample after analysis – until the final sanctioning of an athlete.
The above WADA doping control video also includes the Results Management process. Once informed of an AAF, the Athlete has the following rights:

To request for the B sample to be analyzed and to attend himself or via his representative the identification, opening and analysis of the B sample;

  • To request copies of the A and B Sample laboratory documentation package;
  • Right of a fair and timely hearing
  • The right to appeal FIVB's decision which may be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

List of volleyball and beach volleyball players sanctioned :

[PDF] 2017 [PDF] 2016 - [PDF] 2015 - [PDF] 2014 -[PDF] 2013 -[PDF] 2012 - [PDF] 2009-2011

2017 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Endres Murilo (BRA) - 03.11.2017
[PDF] China - 21.08.2017
[PDF] Fabien Whitfield (TTO) – 05.05.2017

2016 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Daniel Koncal (SVK) - 09.02.2016
[PDF] Martha Revuelta Jimenez (MEX) - 23.02.2016
[PDF] Alexander Markin (RUS) – 28.04.2016
[PDF] Sheila Ocasio Clemente (PUR) - 20.06.2016
[PDF] Saber Hoshmand (IRI) - 05.09.2016

2015 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Diogo Sousa (ISV) – 19.10.2015

2014 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Dariam ACEVEDO (PUR) - 07.02.2014
[PDF] Lucia LOZANA LORENZINI (CHI) - 23.05.2014

2013 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Jinling CHU (CHN) - 10.07.2013
[PDF] Borja RUIZ MIRA (ESP) - 8.11.2013
[PDF] Kyle CALDWELL (USA) - 20.12.2013

2012 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Kumar UMANG (IND) – 28.11.2012

2011 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Case of:

[PDF] Nataliya CHERNETSKA (UKR) - 4.11.2011

2010 FIVB Anti-Doping Panel full decisions on the Doping Cases of:

[PDF] So-Jin LEE (KOR) - 14.10.2010
[PDF] Ramon BURGOS (PUR) - 13.10.2010
[PDF] Sirianis MENDEZ HERNANDEZ (CUB) - 13.09.2010
[PDF] Gregory BERRIOS (PUR) - 13.07.2010

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!

Report Doping in Volleyball

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows of or has reasonable grounds to suspect that cheating has occurred, is encouraged to Speak Up!