NORCECA once again leads in doping control

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 26, 2020 The NORCECA Confederation conducted 47.16 percent of the doping tests carried out in the volleyball and beach volleyball competitions in 2019 while the remaining 52.84 was distributed among the other four continental organizations within the FIVB - Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Friday 26 de June del 2020 08:00 AM

The information was offered Thursday night during the virtual meeting of the Medical Commission as part of the report of its president, Dr. Victor Figueroa.

“Once again, NORCECA was the leading confederation in the doping control as we aim for a clean sport free of performance enhancing drugs,” Dr. Figueroa said.

Dr. Figueroa also made reference to the guidance for the recollection of samples following the pandemic COVID-19. The protocol include the use of masks, gloves and keeping the distance while prohibit shaking hands with athletes.

He also reported the FIVB position regarding the gender of the athlete saying that: it is determined by a combination of the birth certificate demonstrating the gender assignment at birth and the initial registration in volleyball.

Also explained the protocol to follow after a concussion suffered by an athlete and made a complete review to the WADA Code.



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