Seminar advocates for health and Fair Play
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 30, 2010- A Medical
Seminar to Certificate Anti-Doping Officers began on Wednesday
here under the organization of the FIVB Regional Development
Center in Dominican Republic.
The seminar is carried out under the concept of “health for the
human beings” and raising the “fair play” motto.
Representatives of different countries of NORCECA Confederation
are taking part of the educational course lectured by American
experts Theresa Reynolds and LaDonna Faye Reed, executive
members of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).
“The first objective is to protect the human and then attain the
fair play,” said Reynolds, who remarked the initiative taken by
Volleyball to include in its working agenda this and several
similar events for the immediate future.
Mr. Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, President of NORCECA and First
Executive Vice President of FIVB, underlined that Volleyball was
the first 100 percent signatory of the WADA protocol in its
policy of controlling banned substances.
“This issue merits a lot of education and we have understood
that after the health of the human being is very important to
guarantee equal conditions during the competitions,” said Marte
Hoffiz, remarking that only seven sport disciplines in the world
totally comply with the WADA protocol.
Dr. Milton Pinedo, President of the Pan American Commission of
Sport Medicine, referred to the vanguard conduct of Volleyball
in the controversial issue of the doping and also adding that
“is more worth one educational event than one thousand of tests
to detect the use of banned substances”.
Nelson Ramirez, director of the FIVB Development Center in
Dominican Republic, remarked the enthusiasm showed by the
national and foreign community by participating in the seminar
and announced that for 2011 two more courses are in the program
of the center.