FIVB maintains commitment to protecting clean athletes
The FIVB, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and volleyball player Dmitriy Muserskiy have signed a case resolution agreement according to which Mr Muserskiy admitted that the prohibited substance of Methylhexaneamine (1.3-Dimethylpentylamine) was found in his sample collected in-competition on 11 May 2013 during the Russian National Championships in Belgorod.
The case is part of investigations that the FIVB started after it had been provided by WADA with data and doping test samples collected from the Moscow Laboratory.
According to the case resolution agreement, the player admitted that he committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.2 of the FIVB Medical and Anti-Doping Regulations 2013. As a result, he has been sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of nine (9) months starting on 5 April 2021 and ending on 4 January 2022.
No consequences to teams are being imposed.
The case resolution agreement is not subject to appeal under Article 13 of the FIVB Medical and Anti-Doping Regulations 2021.
The FIVB is committed to protecting clean athletes, and maintains a zero-tolerance approach to doping.