Communication with Teams

Technical Information Centres (TIC)

The Technical Information Centres (TIC) will be located both at Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa (MS) and National Throwing Centre (NTC) – see Map of the Competition Venues, Warm-up and Training Areas.

The main function of the TIC is to ensure a smooth liaison between each Team Delegation, the Local Organising Committee, European Athletics Technical/Doping Delegates and the Competition Management of the European Throwing Cup 2023 regarding technical matters.

The TIC will be open according to the following schedule:

DayOpen Close
Friday 10 March10:00 18:15 (MS)
Saturday 11 March07:30 (NTC); 14:00 (MS)22:30 (MS and NTC)
Sunday 12 March08:00 (MS); 08:00 (NTC)20:00 (MS and NTC)

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 Delegate and competition management
  • Receipt of written questions to be answered during the Technical Briefing
  • Settlement of technical inquiries from delegations
  • Receipt of final confirmations
  • Receipt of withdrawal forms
  • Distribution of items confiscated at the Call Room
  • Registration and collection of personal implements
  • Managing of additional doping control requests (e.g. national records)
  • 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 Teams´ 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.

Competition related information will be also sent by email to the Team Leaders to the email addresses communicated in the Final Entries and confirmed at the accreditation stage.

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, daily Call Room schedule, etc.)
  • fill-in competition forms (questions for Technical Briefing, General Inquiries to the TIC, Withdrawal forms, etc.)

The platform will be accessible at a link to be communicated to the teams at a later stage, together with a detailed user manual.

Orientation Visit & Technical Briefing

There will be no Orientation Visit as the presentation regarding the competition and warm-up venues will be given at the Technical Briefing.

The Technical Briefing will be held in Lux Fátima Hotel, on Friday 10 March, at 19:00. Each team may be represented by a maximum of one person and, if necessary, an interpreter.  It is very important that all teams are represented at the Technical Briefing.

The Technical Briefing will provide updates and information which is not already mentioned in this Team Manual and will include:

  • Welcome by the President of the Local Organising Committee
  • Welcome by the European Athletics Council Delegate
  • Information briefing by the Technical Delegate
  • Distribution of athletes per group
  • Presentation of the competition and warm-up venues
  • Timetable amendments (if any)
  • Information briefing by the Doping Control Delegate
  • Victory Ceremonies
  • Designation of the members of the Jury of Appeal
  • Answers to written questions

Any inquiries concerning the technical conduct of the Cup 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/teams´ hotels Information Desks, or filled-in online on the final confirmation platform, no later than Friday 10 March at 14:00.

Start lists will be available after the Technical Briefing.

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, Equipment & Implements

Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa & National Throwing Centre

Both European Throwing Cup 2023 venues – Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa (MS) and National Throwing Centre (NTC), in Leiria – and their surroundings are shown in Map of the Competition Venues, Warm-up and Training Areas.

The distance between them is about 500 meters. There are 23.164 of seats at the MS and there will be about 500 at the NTC.

The National Throwing Centre has the following competition sites:
• 1 Hammer/Discus circle
• 2 Shot Put sectors

The Municipal Stadium has the following competition sites:
• 1 Hammer/Discus circle
• 1 Javelin run-way

Warm-up areas

The warm-up areas have the following sites:

• At the Municipal Stadium, the warm-up area corresponds to the dedicated area surrounding the track, properly delimited and clearly identified.

• At the National Throwing Centre, the warm-up area corresponds to the dedicated area surrounding the throwing areas, properly delimited and clearly identified, near the physiotherapy area.

• At the Weightlifting rooms/Gyms at the National Throwing Centre and the Municipal Stadium (dedicated directional signage on spot).

Training Venues

The two competition venues will be available for training according to the following schedule:

Thursday 09 March

EventMunicipal StadiumNational Throwing Centre
Shot Put15:00 – 18.30
Discus Throw15:00 – 16:45
Hammer Throw16:45 – 18:30
Javelin Throw 15:00 – 18:30

Friday 10 March

EventMunicipal StadiumNational Throwing Centre
Shot Put10:00 – 18:00
Discus Throw10:00 – 12:0010:00 – 11:30
15:00 – 16:30
Hammer Throw11:30 – 13:00
16:30 – 18:00
Javelin Throw12:00 – 17:00

The Weightlifting room/Gym at the National Throwing Centre will be open 30 minutes prior to the schedule above. A second Weightlifting room/Gym will be available at the Municipal Stadium.

Equipment and implements necessary for training will be available at the training venues.  Officials will be present to help in the case of problems or special requirements.  Accreditation must be handed in when borrowing equipment, and will be returned to the athlete when the equipment is handed back in.

Details about transportation for training sessions are included in the Transportation section. The transport schedule will be displayed at the Transportation/Information Desk in each teams´ hotel.

Implements & Equipment

Official Implements

The implements provided by the LOC (see Implements List) UPDATED as of 12.02.2023 – are selected from those appearing on the current World Athletics approved implements list.

Personal Implements

Personal Implements shall also be allowed, providing that:

  • They are readily identifiable and are World Athletics certified
  • They are not already on the official list
  • They have been checked for compliance with World Athletics Rules
  • They are made available to all the other competitors until the end of the competition

Personal implements will have to be submitted to the implements check in point (located at the TIC – Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria) the day before the event, Friday 10 March, no later than the following schedule:

  • Shot Put: 18:00
  • Discus: 17:00
  • Hammer: 18:00
  • Javelin: 17:30

If a personal implement cannot be accepted into the pool due to it not meeting the specifications or being unidentifiable, the relevant team will be notified through the TIC, with an explanation, and the implement will be returned.

Note: “World Athletics Certified” implements may include older models that previously held a certificate but are not in production any longer.

In order to speed up the checking in of eligible personal implements, please come prepared and consult the World Athletics list on the website ( in advance to identify the implement noting its World Athletics certification number. If you do not find your implement in the list but you believe that it is/was certified, please contact the World Athletics Office at so that its status can be checked and confirmed to you and the LOC in due time.


Athletes will not be permitted to use their own markers during the Cup. Those athletes wishing to use a marker will be required to use the markers provided by the LOC at the event site.

Entry Rules, Entry Procedures, Scoring & Participation Order

Entry Rules

In accordance with European Athletics competition regulations:

1002.6.1 Except in the Shot Put (men) and Hammer Throw (men), only athletes aged at least 16 (sixteen) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the European Throwing Cup.

Each athlete may only be entered in one age group of an event at the European Throwing Cup and he/she can only compete in the age group for which he/she was entered. For the avoidance of doubt an athlete can be entered in different age group in different events, but cannot compete in the same event in two age groups.

1002.6.2 Only athletes aged at least 18 (eighteen) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the Shot Put and Hammer Throw (men).

1002.6.3 Only athletes aged at least 16 (sixteen) and not more than 22 (twenty-two) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the Under 23 events.

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

Team & Individual Entries

In accordance with European Athletics competition regulations:

1002.7. Each team shall consist of up to 3 (three) athletes entered in each event for Senior Men and Senior Women of which a maximum of 2 (two) may participate and 2 (two) athletes in each event for Under 23 Men and Women of which a maximum of 1 (one) may participate.

1002.4. European Athletics Member Federations not entering teams may enter athletes to compete as individuals, each event being considered separately.

“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.

For more details about Entry conditions, see

Entry Procedures

Entries shall be made through the European Athletics Entries System which will be accessible at the following link: Member Federations’ entries managers 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 14 February 2023
  • Closing of the Final Entries:       Wednesday 01 March 2023 (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.

No additional athletes will be accepted after the closing of the Final Entries.
Exceptional changes related to already entered athletes may be accepted by European Athletics, until the final confirmation deadline of the first competition day. In case of such changes, the respective Member Federation would be accountable for a financial penalty of EUR 1500 per case.
This amount would be deducted from the Member Federation’s European Athletics subvention at the end of the year.

Final Confirmations

Team Leaders or their representatives must confirm the names of those competitors already entered who will actually take part in the competition.

Final Confirmations will have to be made online, via European Athletics online tool, no later than Friday 10 March, at 12:00 (local time).


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 Cup, the reason for the withdrawal has to be specified in detail, being its acceptance the responsibility of the Technical Delegate based on the World Athletics Rules.


In accordance with European Athletics competition regulations (1002.10.) each team’s score shall be determined according to the best performance of its highest finishing athlete in each event and shall be the aggregate of points attributed to those performances according to the International Scoring Tables. The team achieving the highest number of points shall be the winner, and so on.

Any team finishing without a scoring athlete in all 4 (four) events shall not be counted in the teams´ classification. (1002.12.)

The points attributable to the best performance of each athlete in each event shall be combined into individual athletes’ classification list(s). (1002.13.)


If two or more teams have an equality of scores calculated according to 1002.10, the tie shall be decided in favour of the team containing the athlete achieving the highest individual score from a single event. If the tie remains the second highest individual score will be considered and so on. (1002.11.)

Participation Order

Each event may, according to the numbers entered, be divided into 2 (two) or more groups considering as much information as possible about the performances of all athletes so that, normally, the best performers compete in the same group. In principle the distribution will be based on the best performances of the athletes since 1 January in the year preceding the date of the competition. Personal best performance and medals achieved at major events can be also considered by the Technical Delegate for the purpose of the distribution per groups. The final distribution is under the discretion of the Technical Delegate. In any case all participating athletes have the right to 6 (six) attempts, and the participation order for each event shall follow the same criteria of the groupings composition in a way that the best ranked athlete throws in the last position.