BCN 2013 - Health services

1. Health Services general information

The Organising Committee has created a health coordination service that will be made available 24 hours a day beginning with the first day of training of the different disciplines. The Health Coordination Centre (CECOS) is located in the Olympic Stadium and will be the headquarters for managing all the clinics, ambulances and First Aid assistances. The telephone number of this coordination centre will be communicated to all delegations in the Team Accreditation Centre and the Sports Medicine Committee meetings.

The following services will be managed from the facility:

CECOS manager
Ambulance service coordinator
Red Cross coordinator
Physiotherapy coordinator
Medical logistics
After hours emergency

The Organising Committee's medical services is working prior to the arrival of the delegations on the organisation and follow up of:

- Monitoring all the hotels where the participants, media, VIPs and Organisation will be staying as they are included in the scope of the implementation of the Sanitary Control Program for drinking water supply and the program for the prevention and control of Legionella: these inspections will be carried out by the Public Health Agency of Catalonia. These programs aim to prevent occurrences of waterborne outbreaks and facilities at risk of spreading Legionella in tourist accommodation.

- Monitoring the hotel menus. In collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Sant Cugat High Performance Centre the hotels will be directed as to what composition of nutrients to offer the participants, with the objective of covering all necessities, respecting all religious and/or special diets (Gluten-free – Vegetarians). Additionally hotels will be reminded that they need to provide special dietary care to those who celebrate Ramadan.

- Management of the importation of temporary equipment and medication. From the Games Management System (GMS) those federations who wish to travel with their own equipment must handle this prior to importation. In order to do so, the necessary forms to fill out are available to download and must be sent to the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This must be completed 60 days before the arrival of the material in Spain. The Organising Committee will submit these forms to the Ministry of Finance who shall issue the authorisation. This authorisation will be mailed to the Federation and one copy will be mailed to Customs, with an additional copy remaining in the hands of the Health Services Department. In the event that a product is not authorised, the Organising Committee will properly inform the corresponding individual(s).

- Continuous monitoring of Port Vell water quality control.  In close collaboration with the Department of the Barcelona Port Environment and the Environmental Intervention and Quality Unit of the Public Health Agency testing of the quality of the Port Vell water continues to be conducted through periodic analysis, which confirm the cleanliness and adequacy of the space for open water competition.

2. Medical import

We are pleased to inform you about the temporary importation of medical devices and pharmaceutical products that the 15 FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 has agreed with the local authorities.

All Member Federations participating in Championships must submit an application listing all medical products and devices (including the contents of team physician bags) that will be imported to Spain. Prior official authorization is needed to enter goods to the host country; otherwise it can be refused or its import can suffer significant delays.

Member Federations were required on March 27th to send the complete application forms to the following e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In case there is a product or medicine that could be not admitted, you will be duly informed. We kindly ask you to provide us an e-mail address where we can inform you of the authorization or not of the products.

The document authorizing the entry will stay in hands of BCN2013 and will be available for the teams at their arrival to the airport for their presentation in customs, if necessary.

It is very important that you take in account three fundamental aspects:

1) The deadline to receive the application listings to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , will be the 60 days prior the material arrival in Spain.
2) From this date on, the LOC will be not able to solve the problems that may arise at airport customs.
3) The First Aid Kit must arrive in the same flight of the people in charge of it.