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Outreach programme educates more athletes and officials at Kobe 2017

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 18, 2017 – The FIVB in collaboration with the Japan Anti-Doping Agency and the Japan Volleyball Association organised an anti-doping outreach programme for the players and officials at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Kobe 2017.

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NEC Red Rockets’ Haruyo Shimamura participates in the FIVB Play Clean outreach programme during the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Champinship in Kobe

A total of 40 athletes and 23 support staff from 12 countries participated in the programme.

The programme aims to increase the knowledge of participants on anti-doping matters in an interactive and fun manner. The programme allowed athletes to participate through an online quiz which tests the level of understanding of athletes and officials on current anti-doping procedures.

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Kobe 2017 athletes and support staff take the FIVB Play Clean online quiz

The athletes and officials also had an opportunity to write the reasons why they play clean on a flag, which generated a variety of answers ranging from the personal to the more philosophical. Athletes and officials underlined the importance of anti-doping initiatives in sport and society as a whole.

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Players and support staff signed the FIVB Play Clean flag

The FIVB Play Clean online educational programme for athletes and support personnel has now been expanded and is available in seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Learn more at FIVB Play Clean.

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