The competition timetable is available on the appendices page.
For individual events, each competitor will receive 4 personal bibs with names. These must be pinned to the front and back of the competition clothing, to the back of the tracksuit, and to the bag.
Exceptions are made for jumping events where competitors are permitted to attach the bib only to the front or to the back of their competition clothing (plus their tracksuit and bag).
For races from 800m and above, each competitor will receive 3 personal bibs with name. These must be pinned to the back of the competition clothing, to the back of the tracksuit, and to the bag. The front bibs of these athletes (including a transponder) will be distributed in the Call Room.
Bibs must not be cut, folded or covered in any way.
Each runner in a relay team must wear the bib with the official three-letter country code of his/her national federation on his/her front. These bibs will be distributed in the Call Room. On his/her back the runner must wear the personal bib.
Each competitor in the race-walking events will be given two special bibs which must be worn as follows:
- the bib with his/her name and identification number on his/her front (to be distributed in the Call room)
- the bib with his/her identification number only on his/her back
For the Combined Events, the leading athlete after each event will be given a special bib (yellow background) indicating he/she is the leading athlete, to be worn on their chest.
Athletes competing in the last race of the Combined Events will also be given a special bib, to be worn on their chest, which will indicate their position in the competition prior to the last event.
Competitors must wear the Federation’s official team clothing. World Athletics Rule 5 of the Technical Rules or TR5 will be strictly applied. Please make sure to follow the World Athletics Advertising Regulations in force. Clothing and items not conforming to this rule and the current World Athletics Advertising Regulations will be removed/taped at the Call Room.
Member Federations shall confirm their team vests. If the uniform on its website. If the uniform displayed differs from your current official uniform, the revised Team Vests form must be uploaded by 24 June 2022 using the platform sent by European Athletics for that specific purpose. Otherwise, the existing records will be used as reference.
Team clothing must be uniform. A competitor wearing any other clothing will have no access to the competition area and will not be allowed to compete. This rule applies both to competition clothing (vest, shorts and tights) as well as to tracksuits.
The rule stipulating the compulsory wearing of the official competition clothing will be applied during the competition but also during any victory lap, interviews at the Stadium and Victory Ceremonies.
All the competition shoes must comply with World Athletics TR5, including the sole and/or heel and the spikes dimensions. It is the athletes’ responsibility to make sure that the shoes to be used for competition are on the current list of approved shoes models by the World Athletics (https://www.worldathletics.org/about-iaaf/documents/technical-information) In case of no compliance with the TR5 or the list of approved shoes, an athlete may be not allowed to compete or disqualified after the competition with the result being void.
The shoes will be checked at the Call Room as the clothing items. In case of a world or European record, an athlete is to provide the used shoes to the competition officials, after the event, if further checks are needed.
The Call Room is located at the northeast corner of the Givat Ram Stadium. Access will be allowed to athletes only and according to the following reporting times (there may be slight amendments in case of particularly large fields in the Field Events qualification):
All times are prior to the actual starting time of the event.
Athletes who fail to report on time to the Call Room without a valid reason may be excluded from participating in this and all further events in the Championships, including Relays.
A dedicated, heat by heat, Call-up Schedule will be issued once Final Entries are confirmed.
It will be displayed at the Warm-up Area and handed out at the TIC daily.
Refreshments (still water) and toilets will be available next to the Call Room.
Call Room Procedures
In the Call Room the judges will check the following in accordance with World Athletics Rules:
- Competition Bibs
- Shoes and Spikes
- Bags (identification on and content of)
- Any other kind of advertising
Athletes competing in races from 800m and above (including race walking) will be provided with their front bib (including a small transponder) in the Call Room. After the competition, the athletes must return the transponder at the entrance of the Kit Collection Area, where they will be collected by volunteers.
Athletes in combined events need only report to Call Room before their first event in each session (morning and afternoon). Before each additional event, the combined events referee will provide information on when to enter the last Call Room.
Personal belongings (video cameras, tape recorders, radios, CD players, radio transmitters, MP3/MP4, cell phones or similar devices) will not be permitted in the infield as per World Athletics Rule 6 of the Technical Rules or TR6. Competition officials in Call Room will confiscate all not authorised items. Athletes will receive a receipt for any such items. Upon presentation of this receipt, the athletes will be able to collect such items from the TIC once their event has finished.
Specific Event Procedures
Competition Regulations are available at https://www.european-athletics.com/competitions/competition-regulations
Athletes in track events will be asked to enter infield already dressed in competition clothing. Tracksuits shall be placed in baskets at Call Room, and these will be taken to the kit collection at the end of the mixed zone for collection after the race.
Trials in Field Events
In all throwing events, each athlete is allowed to two practice trials under the supervision of the judges, more if time allows. The athletes will be called to the practice trials in the competition order.
In the remaining field events, the practice trials will be supervised by the relevant judges.
In qualification for the final in horizontal field events, all athletes will be allowed a maximum of three trials, but any athlete qualifying after their first or second trial are not required to take any further trials. In the finals top 8 athletes after 3rd attempt, will be allowed 3 additional attempts (6 in total).
In the Finals of the horizontal field events, the competing order for the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of trials shall be in the reverse ranking order based on the results after the first three rounds of trials.
Competitors taking part in combined events must report to Call Room at the start of each session (morning and afternoon).
A resting area for the competitors taking part in combined events will be provided under the main stands (see stadium map,), where athletes can rest and wait for their next event. As the presence of the athletes in this room between events is not obligatory, all athletes must report to this room before the start of an event to undergo their final check.
Fruit, energy bars, sandwiches and drinks will be provided in the resting area. Toilets and showers facilities will also be available.
Lunch box can be ordered 48 hours in advance by filling out a request form at the TIC. Only those athletes and coaches of Combined Events who will order the lunch box will not have the availability of lunch at the hotel.
Access to the combined events resting area is limited to the competitors and any other accredited person per athlete (coach, doctor, etc.) who are in possession of the appropriate combined events resting area pass. These passes can be collected at the TIC the day before the start of each combined event competition.
Race walking events will be conducted using the “Penalty Zone” Rule – following below Operational Guidelines.
Penalty Zone Rule – Operational Guidelines
These below guidelines have been developed in order to ensure a consistent approach to the practical implementation of the Penalty Zone.
Penalty Area Set-up
- It should be located in the final straight, in lanes 5 to 7, close to the 80m start line and in front of the Posting Board.
- It shall have one entrance and one exit at opposite ends (both of the same size) and be of 10m in length (maximum). The width can vary but should be such to allow up to 5 athletes at the same time.
- Small barriers or cones should be used to clearly identify the penalty zone.
- The athlete is free to stop or continue moving inside the penalty zone however there shall be no benches and no access to refreshments, drinking, sponging or other kind of assistance but communication with coaches is allowed.
Example of set-up for a track event
- There must be 2 red-card collectors next to each Race-Walking Judge to ensure the fastest possible delivery of the red cards to the recorder.
- 1 official and 1 assistant will be required to manage the operation of the Penalty Zone (in charge of the athletes’ entry and exit, plus the control of the penalty time).
- 1 Chief Judge’s Assistant will be required to help the Chief Judge communicate the penalty times to the athletes concerned, especially in the last laps.
World Athletics Technical Rule 54. must be applied with the following adaptations:
- When one athlete receives 3 Red Cards, he must receive a communication from the Chief Judge or his Assistant showing him a paddle with the time penalty on both sides and he must stop in the penalty zone at the first opportunity.
Depending on the race distance, the following penalty times shall apply:
- Races up to and including 5000m 30 seconds
- Races longer than 5000m and up to 10,000m (10km) 60 seconds
- At the first opportunity the athlete will be guided by the Chief Judge’s Assistant into the Penalty Zone.
- The time penalty starts immediately as the athlete enters the Penalty Zone.
- The athlete shall be shown an appropriate card notifying him when 10 seconds remain on the penalty.
- After the time penalty and following the instructions of the official in charge of the penalty zone, the athlete shall re-enter the event.
- The athlete is not judged in the Penalty Zone.
- If the athlete then receives any additional Red Card(s) (from the judges who had not previously sent him one), he shall be disqualified and the Chief Judge or his assistant must notify the disqualification as soon as possible.
- If an athlete receives 4 or more Red Cards before stopping in the penalty zone, the athlete shall be disqualified and the Chief Judge or his assistant must notify the disqualification as soon as possible.
- If an athlete receives the third Red Card at the late stage of the race and it’s not possible for the Chief Judge or his assistant to notify the athlete that he must stop in the penalty zone, the athlete shall finish the race and the penalty time (30 or 60 seconds) shall be added to his official time.
The Chief Judge maintains the power to immediately disqualify the athlete in the last 100m of a race (no time penalty).
There will be a Refreshments Station with water only along the race walking course, which will be located in the back straight.
Water will be provided in the warm-up area, in the call room, in the infield and in the mixed zone.
During the competition, athletes are not allowed to receive any kind of assistance in any manner. When a competitor is unable to continue walking due to physical difficulties, he must inform the nearest judge. To indicate his intention of quitting the race, the athlete shall remove the bibs with his/her name and identification number. (A competitor is not permitted to receive assistance from any person other than a member of the designated medical team, who may carry out an on-the-spot medical examination. There are first aid stations located along the route.)
To allow communication between athletes and coaches, areas have been reserved close to the field events. Special passes will be distributed from the TIC to the teams, according to the Final Confirmation. There will be one pass per athlete competing. The pass is only valid when accompanied by a team accreditation, this accreditation needs to be visible at all times.
Timing & Measurement
The official timing will be provided by ATOS and will be displayed on the official electronic timing instrument and photo finish cameras. For all races of 400m or more, the elapsed time will be displayed on electronic timers located at the end of each straight.
All field events will be measured by ATOS scientific measurement equipment.
Post Competition Procedures
After the competition, athletes leave immediately through the mixed zone.
In the mixed zone, all athletes meet the media: first TV, then radio and finally the written press. It is for the athlete to decide whether he/she will give an interview.
The clothing baskets will be brought to the kit collection area located after the mixed zone.
Shoe process control will be conducted in the kit collection area.
The first three athletes in each event may be asked to attend an official press conference. These press conferences will take priority over all other interview requirements. They will usually be held before doping controls.
Protests and Appeals
Protests and appeals are permitted and will be processed in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8.
In the first instance, protests must be made orally to the Referee by the athlete himself/herself or by someone acting on his/her behalf or by an official representative of a team (World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8). Such person or team may protest only if they are competing in the same round of the event to which the protest (or subsequent appeal) relates.
Where the appropriate Referee is not accessible or available, the protest should be made to him through the TIC or via the Online TIC. Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result of that event (posted on the TIC information board).
If the final decision of Referee is not satisfactory a written appeal can be submitted to the Jury of Appeal also through the TIC or via the Online TIC.
Any written appeal to the Jury of Appeal must be made in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8 and signed by a responsible official on behalf of the athlete and submitted to TIC or via the online TIC within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the decision made by the Referee.
When submitting an appeal form, a deposit of EUR 75, as set in the rules, must be paid. If the protest is unsuccessful, the deposit will not be returned. The Jury’s decision will be provided in writing.