Time-out for Anti-Doping awareness at U20 Pan Am Cup
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 12, 2017.-
Athletes of the nine teams competing at the U20 Women’s Pan
American Cup, a qualifier event for the 2017 FIVB Women’s World
Championship, took a time-out of their busy schedule to learn
about Anti-Doping awareness.
The number of positive Anti-Doping testing all around the globe
has increased alarmingly and athletes must get the facts to know
what’s in risk. Doctor Juan Carlos Rodas, Medical Delegate
appointed at the tournament had the chance to talk with players
and coaches giving them general information about Anti-Doping.
“Players and coaches have in their reach the assistance of the
World Anti-Doping Agency WADA thru their respective zonal
agencies to learn more about the prohibited substances and
anti-doping methods” said Juan Carlos Rodas.
According to FIVB regulations all players must complete the FIVB
Play Clean registration, an online educational program for
athletes and support personnel, to certify their eligibility to
compete at international tournaments like the U20 Women’s Pan
Athletes can be prescribed medications and nutritional
supplements but they must follow the appropriate protocols,
“players must fill-out the M-8 and L-2 Norceca Anti-Doping ID
Forms with anticipation, and have all the proper documentation
concerning their health” indicated Rodas.
On the NORCECA and FIVB websites, as well as WADA’s website,
athletes and coaches can learn more and download Anti-Doping