Communication with Teams

Technical Information Centre (TIC)

The TIC is located at the competition venue (see appendices).

The main function of the centre is to ensure a smooth liaison between each Team Delegation, the Local Organising Committee, European Athletics Technical Delegates and the Competition Management of the Championships regarding technical matters.

The TIC will be open according to the following schedule:

Dates Opening hours
Friday, 27th May 16:00 – 19:30 
Saturday, 28th May 17:00 – 22:00

The TIC is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Display on the relevant notice board of official communications to the teams, including start lists, results and Call Room reporting times
  • Distribution of urgent notices to the delegations from the Technical Delegates and competition management
  • Receipt of written questions to be answered during the Technical Briefing
  • Settlement of technical enquiries from delegations
  • Receipt of final confirmations and relay declarations
  • Receipt of withdrawal forms
  • Distribution of special passes the day before the respective event, according to start lists
  • Distribution of items confiscated at the Call Room
  • Registration and collection of personal implements
  • Managing additional doping control requests (national record …)
  • Protests and written appeals

The distribution of competition related information and important notices of general interest (e.g. changes to the timetable) at the TIC will NOT be systematically made through printouts in the Team pigeonholes but will be displayed on the notice boards. It will still be possible to request occasional copies of specific event start lists and / or results at the TIC.

All competition related information will be also sent by emails to the team leaders to the email addresses communicated in the final entries.

Individual communications to specific teams will be nevertheless also posted through the pigeonholes.

Virtual TIC

Team Leaders will also be provided with an individual and personalised access to European Athletics online tool, where they will be able to

  • make their final confirmations,
  • download information posted by the LOC / European Athletics (technical information, qualification procedures and starting heights, daily call room schedule …)
  • fill-in competition forms (question for Technical Briefing, technical enquiries to TIC, withdrawal forms …)

The platform will be accessible at a link to be communicated to the Teams at a later stage, together with a detailed user manual. The online tool is accessible via any device (e.g. PC, smartphone, etc) having access to internet.

Technical briefing and site visit orientation

There will be a site visit orientation organised to the Chasseboeuf Stadium on Friday, May 27 at 17:00, in order for the team leaders to inspect access routes and other facilities which will be important to the teams. Team leaders are to meet LOC members at the TIC, from where they will be escorted to this visit. The inspection will be held in English.

There will be no dedicated transport provided for this activity. Team delegates shall use the Team Shuttle Service from the team hotel. Please refer to the Information Desk in the Team Hotel for detailed information.

This competition venue inspection will immediately be followed by a Technical Briefing, which will be held in “Iroise Room” to the Chasseboeuf Stadium.

Each team may be represented by a maximum of two people and, if necessary, an interpreter.  It is very important that all teams are represented at the Orientation Visit and the Technical Briefing.

The Technical Briefing will provide updates and information which is not already mentioned in this team manual and will includes:

  • Timetable amendments (if any)
  • Answers to written questions

Any enquiries concerning the technical conduct of the event must be made in writing (in English). These questions will be answered at the Technical Briefing.

The forms on which the questions must be written shall be returned to the TIC, or filled-in online on the final confirmation platform, no later than Friday, 27 may at 14:00.

Team Leaders’ WhatsApp group

A WhatsApp group including all member federations’ team leaders will be created on site, in order to offer an additional platform to address instant messages and announcements. Major information of interest for all will be communicated to the teams by the TIC/European Athletics via this group.

Competition & Training Venues

Name of stadium

Chasseboeuf Stadium and its surroundings are shown in appendices. There are 90 of seats in the main stand of the stadium and 160 seats in the stands.

Warm-up and Training area

The Warm-up area is a football ground next to the Chasseboeuf Stadium.

The training venue is the Chasseboeuf Stadium.

Details about transportation for training sessions are included in the transport section of this manual. The transport schedule will be displayed at the information desks in each team hotel.

Official Training at the Competition Venue

Official training for all athletes at the Chasseboeuf Stadium will take place on Friday, May 27 from 16:00 to 19:00. The competition Warm-up area will also be available during this period and on Saturday.

Entry, Qualification System & Final Confirmations

Entry Rules

In accordance with European Athletics regulations, all participants must comply with eligibility qualifications for Area Games or Championships as set out in the World Athletics Rules.

No athlete may compete in the European 10,000m Cup unless entered by a European Athletics Member Federation.

Competitors must be able to present, if requested to do so by the Technical Delegates, an official document stating their birth date.

Entry Standards and Qualification Procedure

Team entries (men and women)

Each European Athletics Member Federation may enter 1 (one) team comprising a maximum of 6 (six) athletes (of whom 3 (three) will score) in each event provided that each athlete has achieved the relevant qualifying standard. See appendices section.

In case a Member Federation participates with two athletes who have achieved the entry standard a third athlete may be allowed to take part without entry standard to complete a scoring team of 3 (three).

Individual entries (men and women)

Each European Athletics Member Federation not entering a team in an event may enter athletes to participate as individuals provided that each athlete has achieved the relevant entry standard.

Only Member Federations which have no athletes with entry standards may enter 1 (one) athlete in each event, even if he/she has not fulfilled the entry standards, provided that such Member Federation has participated in the preceding year’s European Team Championships.

Seeding

The seeding of the athletes in the A and B races is done by the Technical Delegate. Priority is given to athletes who have a reference on 10,000m and on events run on a track.

I run Clean” Certification

Each European Athletics Member Federation may enter only those athletes who have received and hold a valid certification for having completed European Athletics Anti-Doping Education Programme – I Run Clean. The certification is to be achieved by all athletes in addition to fulfilling any requirements for the qualification for the event they are entered in.

Entry Procedures

Entries shall be made through the European Athletics Event Management System which will be accessible at the following link: https://arena.european-athletics.org/. Member Federations’ entries manager shall use their already known individual and personalised access.

Final Entries

Final entries indicating the names and individual logistical information (detailed travel arrangements, accommodation request and rooming list) of the competitors and of the officials must be received not later than 10 (ten) days before the event. According to the regulations the deadlines for the final entries are:

  • Opening of the final entries:                     Tuesday, 03.05.2022
  • Deadline for the final entries:                  Wednesday, 18.05.2022,14:00 (CET)

All member Federations will be able to consult and print out their entries at any time during the opening period and will receive a pdf report with a status of their entries 24h before the deadline as well as one pdf confirmation after the closing of the system.

Detailed travel and rooming list information will have to be registered for each athlete and official during the final entries process. Amendments and updates will then be possible through the accommodation and transportation modules after the closing of the final entries.

Final Confirmations

Team Leaders or their representatives must confirm the names of those competitors already entered who will take part in the competition. Confirmation of athletes will not be accepted after the deadline (see table below).

Final confirmation will have to be made online, via European Athletics online tool.

Final confirmation forms can be submitted together (for all competition days) or for one day at time at the TIC in accordance with the times and dates shown in the table below:

Competition dayDeadline for Final Confirmation
28.05.2022Friday, 27.05.2022, 14:00

Failure to participate

Any athlete who, after the Final Confirmation has been submitted, or after qualifying during a qualifying round or a heat for any event, fails to participate in the event without giving a valid reason (e.g. a medical certificate provided by and based on an examination of the athlete by the Medical Delegate appointed under World Athletics Rule 6 of the Competition Rules or CR6), shall be excluded from participation in all further events in the competition, including Relays (see World Athletics Rule 4 of the Technical Rules or TR4).

Withdrawals

Withdrawals after final confirmation, have to be submitted, on the official Withdrawal Form, to the TIC. If the athlete is entered in another event of the Championships, the reason for the withdrawal has to be specified in detail, being its acceptance, the responsibility of the Technical Delegates based on the World Athletics Rules.