World ParaVolley is an active participant in the global fight against doping in sport.
Eliminating doping in sport requires a commitment to harmonized anti-doping rules, and to consistent and transparent management of results and sanctioning of persons who commit anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). It also requires a coordinated effort and partnership between National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), governments, and other organizations to develop effective means of monitoring and enforcing the rules.
WADA represents the partnership at a global level, and the World Anti-Doping Code (The “Code”) provides the framework for the adoption of clear and consistent anti-doping rules across all sports and nations around the world. The Code sets out the rules and regulations that everyone worldwide needs to follow. The Code works in conjunction with eight International Standards developed by WADA that aim to foster consistency among anti-doping organizations.
World ParaVolley is the international federation responsible for creating an environment of confidence in clean sport for our sport. Whether that is in competition, training or supporting, we are working for everyone who loves our sport. We do this by being a signatory to the WADA Code, and by having Anti-Doping Rules for our sport that are harmonized with the Code and other sets of Anti-doping rules around the world.
We ensure each of our sport member organizations comply with the World Anti-doping Code through the implementation of our Anti-Doping rules and Policies. All national members and participants (athletes and athlete support personnel) of World ParaVolley must know and accept these rules as a condition of participation and agree to comply with the World ParaVolley Anti-Doping Rules.
Our role is to:
• Deliver education to help athletes understand the rules
• Test athletes in and out of competition (intelligence-based testing)
• Pick a group of high priority athletes/teams to test and administer in testing pools
• Gather intelligence and conduct investigations that could lead to Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
• Cooperate with other Anti-doping Organizations
• Manage a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process, receiving applications and deciding whether to approve them or not
• Conduct results management and prosecute a case when an ADRV occurs
• Ensure our organization is following the requirements of the Code
We partner with WADA, NADOs or our national member organizations, the International Paralympic Committee, and FIVB, in order to perform our role internationally.
With the efforts of World ParaVolley and the wider clean sport community, anti-doping programs and activities are implemented worldwide to help keep sport clean.