“The Scottish Volleyball Association is unequivocal in its opposition to drugs in sport and strictly adheres to the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code.”
Scottish Volleyball is committed to protecting the fundamental rights of athletes to participate in drug-free sport and in so doing promote health and well-being and fairness for athletes and players competing in volleyball within Scotland.
All athletes have the right to compete in our sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. The use of performance-enhancing drugs and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes. An athlete is responsible for anything found in their system, regardless of how it got there or whether there is any intention to cheat. All athletes and athlete support personnel should make themselves aware of the risks, so they do not receive an unintentional ban from sport.
Not knowing is not an excuse!
Scottish Volleyball adopts the UK Anti-doping and FIVB rules. Both organisations are signatories of the WADA anti-doping code.
UK Anti-Doping is an active participant in the global fight against doping in sport and is the national body responsible for creating a UK-wide environment of confidence in clean sport. Whether that is in competition, training or spectating, working for everyone who loves sport. In the UK, UKAD makes super sports bodies comply with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementtion and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.
The FIVB’s Anti-Doping program seeks to preserve the spirit of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball, maintain ethics, fair play and honesty and the health of the players. As doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, FIVB wants to keep a clean and level playing field. One of the main aims is to educate Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball players on Doping Prevention as well as informing them on their rights and responsibilities regarding this matter.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.