Medical Services & Doping Control

Medical Services

The medical service is in charge of any medical assistance to all accredited guests (Teams, LOC personnel, VIP guests and media) as well as, during the competition, to the spectators in the stadium.

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 112.

Medical Services in the Team Hotels

There will be two doctors on duty to serve the team members. In case of a need of medical assistance, teams can contact the LOC via the Information Desk of their respective hotel or call directly Dr Valentin Dimitrov, tel: + 359 88 835 2466 or Dr Natalia Krasteva-Dimitrova, tel: +359 88 700 3363.

Medical Care at the Stadium, Warm-up, and Training Areas

The stadium medical service is responsible for any problems concerning the athletes’ health. There is also a room for medical attention next to the finish line. The team doctor has access to the medical service facilities when an athlete of his/her own team is hurt or is in need of other medical attention.

The stadium medical service is also responsible for first aid in the warming up area.

There are two first aid teams on the infield, supervised by a doctor and marked with red crosses. 

Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy Services in Team Hotels

There will be some rooms available for physiotherapy use in the team hotels. The physiotherapy room will be equipped with massage tables, ice and towels.

Physiotherapy Services at warm-up and training venues

For those teams requiring physiotherapy services, there will be a team of physiotherapists available at the warm-up area during the official training and competition times:

Friday 18 June 202110:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday 19 June 202110:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 20:00
Sunday 20 June 202110:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 19:00

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

Doping Control

General Information

Doping controls will be conducted in accordance with World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules & Regulations and Anti-doping Regulations. They are in accordance with the revised WADA code in force since 1 January 2015. 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. They can be accompanied to the Doping Control Station (DCS) 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 refusal to provide a sample result in 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 World Athletics Therapeutic Use Exemption system prior to attending the Championships.

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 (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.