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 101.

Medical Services in the Team Hotels

The medical centre serves the athletes, coaches, other team members as well as members of the competition organisation. Sha’arei Zedek Hospital is located at Shmuel Bayt St. 12 in Jerusalem and will be open from 24 hours.

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

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 2 of first aid teams on the infield, supervised by a doctor and marked with red David Stars.

Medical tent will be situated at the area between the warm-up and the competition track which will serve the teams.

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, tapes and towels.

Athletes willing to book a treatment shall proceed to the Information Desk in their respective team hotel where volunteers will make arrangements according to the availability.

Physiotherapy Services at warm-up and training venues

All teams will have their own facilities prepared in the warm-up area with adequate physiotherapy space, including the availability of an LOC physiotherapist on call. Athletes willing to book a treatment shall proceed to the Medical Centre, where the medical staff will make arrangements according to the availability.

The team physiotherapists and doctors may use the equipment in the Medical Centre in co-operation with the LOC medical staff.

Import of Medication and Medical Equipment

Athletes and medical staff may import medication for personal use in Israel.

Doping Control

General Information

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 after leaving the Mixed Zone. 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, exceptionally athletes will be allowed to proceed to the DCS when they are ready to perform the test. 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 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 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 (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.