The FIVB believes that it is vital that its players are aware of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to Anti-Doping. Therefore the FIVB developed an online Anti-Doping programme “We play it clean!” in order to reach out to its players and Team Support Personnel. Different information and projects which target certain groups and links to other sources are also available.

> We play it clean!

> WADA's Dangers of Doping Leaflet

> WADA Anti-Doping Glossary

> WADA Play True Magazine

> 2020 Olympic Games – Play True

We play it clean!

Gain knowledge of your rights and responsibilities in Anti-Doping. FIVB’s online Anti-Doping education programme has been just updated to incorporate important changes of the 2021 WADA Code and to offer an interactive learning experience made up of Athlete's voices records on different doping topics and questions on a range of themes, including Therapeutic Use Exemptions, Whereabouts, Substances of Abuse and Dietary Supplements. Real life situations form the basis and users are tested with engaging exercises.


What players should know about Anti-Doping! Getting familiar with these 20 pages could save your career!

[PDF] We play it clean! Athletes 2011


[PDF] Medical Doping Prevention for Coaches

WADA's Dangers of Doping Leaflet

Do you want to know what Doping does to your health?

[PDF] WADA's Dangers of Doping

WADA Anti-Doping Glossary

Find definitions of Anti-Doping terminology produced by WADA:

WADA Play True Magazine

Access the new online issue and read previous issues of Play True Magazine, WADA's flagship publication:

2020 Olympic Games – Play True



Before you take a supplement you should:

  • assess the need - all athletes should seek advice from a medical professional or nutritionist on their need to use supplement products
  • assess the risk - undertake thorough research of all supplement products you are considering taking
  • assess the consequences - you could receive a four-year ban

To check your supplements :

All players are advised to be vigilant in using any supplement. No guarantee can be given that any particular supplement is free form prohibited substances.

An important principle of the Code is that of strict liability, which states that athletes are solely responsible for any prohibited substances they use, attempt to use or is found in their system regardless of how it got there and if there was an intention to cheat. Before taking supplements, athletes must therefore assess the need, risk and consequences to their careers. Diet, lifestyle and training should all be optimised before athletes consider supplements and they should always consult a medical professional or nutritionist and seek advice.

Supplements may claim to be drug-free or safe for drug-tested athletes. It is not possible to guarantee that specific supplements will be free of prohibited substances and athletes can only reduce the risk of inadvertent doping by making informed decisions.

Checklists for Athletes :

Get some tips on how to avoid mistakes

[PDF] General checklist
[PDF] Checking your medication
[PDF] Preparing for a competition
[PDF] Travelling abroad - Be safe!