Medical Services & Doping Control

Medical Services

The medical service is in charge of any medical assistance to all accredited people, during the training and competition sessions, in both training and competition venues, namely the Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa and the National Throwing Centre.

Below you can find information about the medical care sites, services and teams and relevant instructions.

In case of emergency, please contact the nearest medical first aid station or call the 24/7 Medical Emergency number 112.

Medical Services in the Teams´ Hotels

The medical centre serves the athletes, coaches and other team members, as well as members of the competition organisation. 

The teams´ hotels medical centre will be located at Lux Fátima Park Hotel and will be available 24h/day from Wednesday 08 March to Monday 13 March, depending on travel schedules.

The LOC Medical team will be led by the Medical Doctor João Moniz. One further Medical Doctor and two physiotherapists shall be part of the team.

For emergency needs, Team Leaders may contact, whenever necessary, the medical team on duty through:

  • LOC Medical team: +351 933 696 531 

Medical Care at the Competition Venues, Warm-up & Training Areas

The medical centre will be located at the Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa (as shown in Map East stand, gate 2, floor -1; room 2) and active for acute medical assistance.

There will be 2 of first aid teams on the infields, both at the Municipal Stadium and at the National Throwing Centre, supervised by a doctor and marked with red crosses, on training and competition days, supported by 2 dedicated emergency vehicles.

These medical services & centre will be open on training days 30 minutes before the start of each session, and on the competition days, 2 hours before the start of each competition session, as follows and considering the Timetable:

Thursday 09 March14:3019:00
Friday 10 March09:3019:00
Saturday 11 March06:30 (NTC); 14:00 (MS)22:30
Sunday 12 March07:00 (MS); 08:00 (NTC) 20:00

The medical services & centre will be responsible for any problem concerning the athletes´ health during training, competition and warming-up areas and times. In case of injuries, only the official physician will be admitted to the Venues. The respective physician will decide on the further treatment of the injured athlete. Team medical doctors or physiotherapists may have access to the medical service facilities, using a Medical Centre special pass, when an athlete of their own team is hurt or is in need of other medical attention.

Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy Services in the Teams´ Hotels

For those teams requiring physiotherapy services there will be a team of physiotherapists available upon request at Lux Fátima Hotel, in the following schedule:

Thursday 09 March20:0022:00
Friday 10 March20:0022:00
Saturday 11 March20:0022:00
Sunday 12 March20:0022:00

Additionally, each team hotel will have a physiotherapy room – also upon prior request at the Information Desks – where team delegations may find and use massage beds provided by the LOC, as below:

DayOpen Close
Thursday 09 March09:0022:00
Friday 10 March09:0022:00
Saturday 11 March07:0022:00
Sunday 12 March07:0022:00

Physiotherapy Services at Warm-up, Training & Competition Venues

Equipped physiotherapy facilities and LOC physiotherapy services will also be available at the warm-up, training and competition venues according to the following schedule:

Thursday 09 March14:3019:00
Friday 10 March09:0019:00
Saturday 11 March07:30 (NTC); 15:00 (MS)22:30
Sunday 12 March08:00 (MS); 09:00 (NTC)20:00

The team physiotherapists and medical doctors may use the equipment in the physiotherapy rooms in co-operation with the medical staff.

Doping Control

General Information

Doping controls will be conducted in accordance with World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations and the WADA code in force. The controls will be done under the supervision of the European Athletics Doping Control Delegate. Both urine and blood samples may be collected immediately before and during the ETC 2023.

Athletes selected for doping control shall be informed by Anti-Doping officials. Athletes will be required to sign a doping control notification form. Athletes must bring to the Doping Control Station (DCS) an ID card with photo — such as Passport, driving licence, etc. Athletes who are to be tested can be accompanied to the Doping Control Station by an accredited team representative of their choice.

A selected athlete should report immediately to the DCS unless there are valid reasons for delay. All selected athletes will be accompanied by a trained chaperone or Doping Control Officer from the time of notification until arrival at the DCS. Athletes are reminded that refusing or failing to comply with the anti-doping procedures may constitute an anti-doping rule violation and could render them liable to disqualification and may result in further disciplinary action.

Athletes who are required to use prescribed medication for the treatment of a medical condition should ensure that they have registered their medication, where necessary, through the National Therapeutic Use Exemption system prior to attending the Cup.

Selection of Athletes

The selection of athletes for control will be made on a final position and/or random basis under the supervision of the European Athletics Doping Control Delegate. In addition, the selection of further athletes may be ordered at the discretion of the European Athletics Doping Control Delegate.

All athletes setting World or European records must report to the DCS to provide a sample. Failure to provide a sample will result in the record not being ratified.

Additional Controls

Athletes requiring doping control (e.g., for national record) may request to be tested by reporting to the TIC, where a “Doping Control Request Form” should be completed. They will then be escorted to the Doping Control Station.

The cost of this control (including the sample collection material and requested analysis) will be paid by European Athletics and will be deducted from the Member Federation’s European Athletics subvention after the Cup.