European Athletics is committed to keeping its athletes healthy and to its zero-tolerance policy with respect to doping.
The role of the medical sector in athletics is crucial, with European Athletics working in collaboration with World Athletics to make its own vital contribution to the area of medicine and sports science.
From anti-doping to injury data, European Athletics is keeping constantly abreast of athletics’ medical situation in the sport's ever-changing world.
Studies and surveys commissioned by European Athletics provide invaluable data about injury patterns and risks, helping to increase the safety of athletes competing at European Athletics events.
The European Athletics Medical and Anti-Doping Commission has adopted the World Athletics Medical Guidelines for European Athletics events.
European Athletics emphasises that all competitions should be held under the appropriate conditions that assure a healthy and safe environment for all participants.
The guidelines are based on recommendations of leading practitioners who provide medical care at all forms of athletics events, including road racing, off-road racing and race walking competitions.