Below you can find information about the medical care sites and relevant instructions.
In case of emergency, please contact the nearest medical first aid station or call the 24/7 Medical Emergency number 155. The nearest hospital to receive emergency cases is in Nymburk located 8km from Podebrady.
Medical Services in the Team Hotels
The medical centre will be located in the Hotel Libensky and will be open daily (between 19-21 May 2023) from 09:00 until 18:00. During other hours there will be a doctor and nurse on duty and reachable by phone (+420 602 391 314).
Medical Care at the Competition Venue
A medical tent (located near the finish line) will be active at the competition venue for acute medical assistance. First aid teams, supervised by doctors, will be also distributed around the course during the competition, including the refreshment station.
The LOC medical service will be responsible for any problem concerning the athletes’ health during the competition. In case of injuries, only the official LOC physician will be admitted to the course. The respective physician will decide on the further treatment of the injured athlete.
Team doctors will have access to the medical tent when an athlete of his/her own team is hurt or is in need of other medical attention.
Physiotherapy Services in Team Hotels
There are well equipped physiotherapy facilities available in Hotel Chariclea (with a dedicated entrance from the Letni Lazne (Summer Spa). The physiotherapy rooms are equipped with massage lounger and will be open daily between 19-21 May.
Please reserve access and treatments through the Technical Information Centre. The team physiotherapists and doctors may use the equipment in the physiotherapy rooms in co-operation with the LOC medical staff .
Teams could also rent a dedicated room for physioterapy in Hotel Chariclea on a first come – first serve basis. The rental prices are 50 EUR (Friday – half day) and 100 EUR per day (Saturday, Sunday). For booking contact LOC member Marta Feiková (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Import of Medication and Medical Equipment
The import, export and transit of habit-forming substances and medicaments to the Czech Republic is regulated by the laws of the Czech Republic. Detailed information can be obtained through the website of the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic.
Please make sure to comply with the requirements applicable to your team.
Doping controls will be conducted in accordance with World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules which are compliant with the WADA code in force since 1 January 2021. 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 Championships.
Athletes selected for doping control shall be informed by anti-doping officials. Athletes will be required to sign a doping control notification form. Athletes have the right to be accompanied to the Doping Control Station (DCS) by an accredited team representative of their choice.
As per the applicable regulations selected athlete should report to the DCS immediately, unless there are valid reasons for the 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 refusal to provide a sample without a valid reason would results in 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 or World Athletics Therapeutic Use Exemption system prior to attending the Championships.
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 made 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.
Athletes requiring doping control (e.g. for a national record or ratification of performance) may request to be tested by reporting to TIC, where a “Doping Control Request Form” should be completed. The form is also available online via virtual TIC. Nevertheless, a hard copy needs to be brought to the DCS to conduct the extra test.
The cost of this control (sample collection material and analysis costs) will be paid by the European Athletics and will be deducted from the member federation’s European Athletics subvention after the Championships.