Last week

New members:

Profiles added:


Video views:

New forum threads:

Player statistics views:

Latest activity on WoV


30. 01. 2018

FIVB respects International Olympic Committee guidelines regarding transgender athletes

Source:; Photo:

1159 0

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) remained on the path of the guidelines established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the permission for transgender athletes to compete in official competitions under its jurisdiction.


Medical commission of the FIVB met in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss anti-doping procedures, sports medicine, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through volleyball and transgender athlete participation in the sport. On the meeting, the commission maintained the guidelines established by the IOC when it comes to the participation of transgender athletes.

The FIVB Medical commission emphasized on the issue of allowing transgender athletes to compete, for which they said it is sensitive, that it respects individual choice of a person but also wants to ensure a fair and equitable system of competition for all athletes.

As for national club competitions, it was left to each national federation to set rules for the participation of transgender athletes.

The most famous volleyball case of allowing the transgender player to compete is certainly the case of Tifanny Abreu. After undergoing a sex change, she first took part in an Italian women’s Division 2 last season while now, she is a member of the Brazilian women’s side Vôlei Bauru.

Recall what she said about the fact that some of the former and active volleyball players in Brazil are against her competing in the female competition in an exclusive interview to our website.


SUBSCRIBE to have full access to WoV PROFILES, STATS, and WoVVIDEO.

Discover what's new in the volleyball world.

Do you find this article useful?
+2   Yes     No   1-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment


bad payment report

Leave vote and comment about your club’s payments
Ist*** 2013/2014 February
N/A 2011/2012 Season
Hyp*** 2014/2015 season
Leave BPR


Do not make new profile, claim existing one from WoV PROFILES data base!
Andrija Geric
Veljko Petković
Saša Starović
Mihajlo Mitić


Ivan Miljkovic
Osmany Juantorena Portuondo
Bartosz Kamil Kurek
Fenerbahçe ISTANBUL
Earvin Ngapeth
Lonneke Slöetjes
Eczacıbaşı ISTANBUL ( W )
Zhu Ting
50903 Total
1664 Claimed
39840 Players
5897 Coaches
236 Agents
6071 Teams


Latest comments

CEV CUP W: Minsk surprised Stuttgart in tie-break

Minchanka MINSK is from Belarus! Not from Ukraine. Reply

TUR W: Ognejnovic to replace Nootsara in Fenerbahce!?

Will there be Fenerbahce next season? If so they should find the good receiver one like Maret(?) for their team & Natalia is in her good health.
Maja is not the answer for this team. Reply

Kim and Zhu are the best attackers of Asia

In my opinion, #1 Kim Yeon Koung, #2 Zhu Ting, #3 Zhang Changning, #4 Li Yingying, #5-#10 no attakers particular ( maybe...Li Jing, Zeng Chunlei, GongXiangyu, LiuXiaotong, Shinabe, Ajcharaporn Kongyot, Kim Hee Jin) Reply