Lausanne, Switzerland, August 14, 2019 – The FIVB, Japanese Volleyball Federation (JVF) and Japan Anti-Doping Authority (JADA) continued their collaboration for a fifth consecutive year at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Tokyo 4-Star tournament from July 24-28 when they ran anti-doping programmes for athletes and spectators.
The programmes continued the FIVB’s strong anti-doping message as the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games passed the one-year mark and came during a tournament that acted as a test event for beach volleyball at the Games that run from July 24 to August 9.
All 98 male and female players who reached the main draw and their support staff took part in the programme during the technical meeting before the start of pool play.
They were shown a short presentation to deliver core information to engage in clean sport and which encouraged sporting values on court. They each received a PLAY TRUE Anti-Doping Rule Book which explains which substances are banned and why, and there was a “Messages to the younger generation” video that had been produced at the 2018 Tokyo 3-Star.
Players wrote anti-doping and fair play messages on a poster and Japanese players Miki “Ishii” Koshikawa and Megumi Murakami, and 2013 world champions and Rio de Janeiro 2016 bronze medallists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands took part in a video message.
Fans also took part in the programme as three videos to raise spectators’ awareness of clean and fair sport were played on the centre court giant screen throughout the tournament.
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