FIVB Medical Commission discusses number of important topics at meeting

Today’s Commission meeting was held in a hybrid format

The FIVB Medical Commission held its meeting today in a hybrid format to discuss a number of key topics including COVID-19 protocols at upcoming events, safeguarding and anti-doping.

Both the Commission President Annie Peytavin and Secretary Bruno Borges da Fonseca joined the meeting in-person at the FIVB Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the remaining members joining via videoconference.

During the meeting, FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° praised the Commission for its key role in protecting the health and well-being of the global Volleyball Family. He also noted the important work of Medical Delegates in ensuring the implementation of COVID-19 protocols at FIVB events last year which included the Volleyball Nations League, Beach Volleyball World Tour and various Age Group World Championships.

Commission Members were also provided with updates on the FIVB and Volleyball World, in addition to a report on the FIVB 2021 Anti-Doping Programme.

In his opening address, the FIVB President said:

“We must always continue to improve and follow the latest best practices to ensure we uphold the integrity of volleyball and beach volleyball.

“I am counting on each of you to help create safe environments for our athletes to compete in, while also ensuring a level playing field. I want volleyball and beach volleyball to remain leaders in this field, and to continue to set an example in championing the principles of integrity, fair play, clean sport and clean athletes.”

The FIVB Commission meetings will continue this week with the Snow Volleyball Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday 3 February.