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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 American Cup.

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 information.