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12/07/2010 - General information

20th European Athletics Championships

The IMIM Anti-doping Control Laboratory will perform the doping control tests for the championships

The City of Barcelona will host from 27 July to 1 August 2010 the 20th European Athletics Championships, Barcelona 2010. The championships will be held mainly at Montjuïc’s Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, except for those road events which will be competed for in a circuit set up in the city centre. Over 1,400 athletes, from 50 member countries, will compete over the course of the championships in 57 disciplines.

The Hospital del Mar will be one of the reference hospitals for both its timetabled care (tests) as well as emergency services. The care mechanism and resources have been organised with the heads of the areas involved and will be in action from the 24 July to 2 August to attend, whenever necessary and along with other mechanisms of the city and of the Organisation itself, to the more than 25,000 people who are predicted to visit our city.

Moreover, the IMIM's Anti-Doping Control Laboratory will be in charge of performing the doping control tests for the championships. It has been estimated that in 7 days more than 300 urine samples and 300 blood samples will have to be tested, with a turnaround time for producing the results of no more than 48 hours. The Laboratory will have to organise a special mechanism which will involve uninterrupted, 24-hour work in order to fulfil this requirement of the organisation.

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