NORCECA conducts anti-doping educational program
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 28, 2014 – An
Anti-doping educational program is being conducted by NORCECA
Medical Commission with emphasis on the age-group continental
championships held this year.
The program is addressed to athletes, coaches, trainers and
support personnel of teams that took part in the Girls’ U18,
Boys’ U10 and Women’s U20 held in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tulsa,
United States and Guatemala City, Guatemala, respectively.
The next NORCECA age-group event is the Men’s U21 that kicks off
on Tuesday in San Salvador, El Salvador.
“This is a continuous educational program to prevent the usage
of banned substances by our players,” Medical Commission
president Dr. Victor Figueroa said during one of the sessions
with the teams in Guatemala. “The purpose of it is to alert the
players about the risks that come with the use of these drugs
and also to promote the fair play.”
“The objective of generating this type of educational
anti-doping is to address the doping issue in a comprehensive
manner and from the point of view of prevention,” Dr. Figueroa
Members of the Medical Commission have been appointed as part of
the Control Committee at the different tournaments and they are
delivering lectures and distributing brochures containing
information on different methods and the most common banned
substances and its harmful effects on the body.
Dr. Figueroa said that players and coaches must contact members
of the Medical Commission attending the events in case of any
doubts or access the NORCECA website for more information on
“We are the only confederation of FIVB conducting this
educational program as we continue the battle for a clean sport
as a way to guarantee competitions free of drugs and teams and
athletes participating following the ethics principles,” Dr.