EVACS 2008 Participant Benefits

  • vicinity of the airport 20 km by motorway to the championships stadia (15 20 minutes drive)
  • other airports in the vicinity: Maribor, Trieste-Ronchi, Rijeka, Zagreb, Klagenfurt, Graz and Vienna linked with nearly all larger towns of Europe (some cheap airlines also).
  • regular shuttle buses from the airport to the accreditation centre and further to the city hotels.
  • at the airport, railway station, stadium and in the city centre, so as in hotels and other larger accommodation facilities, INFO points with the informers constantly in contact with the organiser
  • bed and breakfast already from 22 euros in hostels; discounts in all the hotels, apartments, hostels and camps
  • lunch, dinner and light meal in restaurants at the stadium from 4 euro on, coffee from 1 euro onwards
  • masseurs from LOC EVACS, massage tables, and diverse sorts of therapies and measuring, fitness halls, Jacuzzis, weights, etc.
  • Agencies of larger manufacturers of sports equipment, medical aids and vitamin preparations will present their products within the stadium.
  • At the venues, there will be an ambulance on duty, in the framework of the main stadium medical premises with doctors and medical stuff.
  • For cases of necessary hospitalisation and emergency operations the internationally recognised University Clinical Centre of Ljubljana, with all its specialised medical services and departments, will be available.
  • Each morning you can buy daily fresh fruit, vegetables and specialities of the land at the nearby market. Some food stores are opened till 22 o’clock, some of them even round-the-clock.
  • Postal services and bank services are offered within the scope of the stadium.
  • At the stadium, in the lodging objects and in the town Internet connections will be available. The results will be published constantly. At the stadium and in the bigger lodging objects you can surf the Internet and print out result lists.
  • Possibility to buy Ljubljana Tourist Card, offering you a free entrance or discount to visit over 70 museums and galleries, as well as numerous other places.
  • All appearances will be taken up on video and photographed. Photos – also those from the finish will be at your disposal.
  • There will also be special, very interesting tourist programmes for sight-seeing of Ljubljana and visit other points of interest in Slovenia.

 


Competition Rules

In the event of any interpretation doubts, the English version of the IAAF, WMA, and present rules are in force.

General Rules

13461641413The basis for the carrying out of the competitions are the IAAF and WMA rules as well as the specific regulations issued in this invitation.

Safety Judges will be present during the championships and react in situations when a competitor’s participation will endanger his own health or safety and that of others or when a competitor’s participation will delay the progress of an event unduly. When a competitor in the opinion of the judges is lacking the necessary skill technique or fitness to participate safely in the event, they shall have the authority to ask the athlete to discontinue an event and to leave the competition area.

The representatives appointed by the EVAA have the rights during the championships to disqualify competitors who against the rules are using any forbidden resources, for example, ‘aiding’ other competitors.

Provision for handicapped participants

Handicapped competitors who need to be assisted by a guide can be admitted only if the assistant granted does not impede any other competitors. Handicapped competitors are not to receive any advantage over the other competitors in the assistance given.

Age classes

Participants are classified into age groups as below:

M + W 35 born from July 23, 1973 to July 22, 1968
M + W 40 born from July 23, 1968 to July 22, 1963
M + W 45 born from July 23, 1963 to July 22, 1958
M + W 50 born from July 23, 1958 to July 22, 1953
M + W 55 born from July 23, 1953 to July 22, 1948
M + W 60 born from July 23, 1948 to July 22, 1943
M + W 65 born from July 23, 1943 to July 22, 1938
M + W 70 born from July 23, 1938 to July 22, 1933
M + W 75 born from July 23, 1933 to July 22, 1928
M + W 80 born from July 23, 1928 to July 22, 1923
M + W 85 born from July 23, 1923 to July 22, 1918
M + W 90 born from July 23, 1918 to July 22, 1913
M + W 95 born from July 23, 1913 and before

 

Relays

 

Just one relay per land in every age group
M 35 + W 35 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 40 + W 40 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 45 + W 45 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 50 + W 50 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 55 + W 55 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 60 + W 60 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 65 + W 65 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 70 + W 70 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 75 + W 75 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 80 + W 80 4 x 100 4 x 400
M 85 + W 85 4 x 100

Hurdles

Hurdle heights and hurdle distances
M 35 – 45 110 99.1 13.72 9.14 14.02 400 91.4 45.00 35.00 40.00
M 50 + 55 100 91.4 13.00 8.50 10.50 400 84.0 45.00 35.00 40.00
M 60 + 65 100 84.0 16.00 8.00 12.00 300 76.2 50.00 35.00 40.00
M 70 + 75 80 76.2 12.00 7.00 19.00 300 68.6 50.00 35.00 40.00
M 80 + 80 68.6 12.00 7.00 19.00 300 68.6 50.00 35.00 40.00
W 35 100 84.0 13.00 8.50 10.50 400 76.2 45.00 35.00 40.00
W 40 + 45 80 76.2 12.00 8.00 12.00 400 76.2 45.00 35.00 40.00
W 50 + 55 80 76.2 12.00 7.00 19.00 300 76.2 50.00 35.00 40.00
W 60 + 80 68.6 12.00 7.00 19.00 300 68.6 50.00 35.00 40.00

 

Steeplechase + Hurdles
M 35 – 55 3,000 91.4 varies 79.00 62.20
M 60 + 2,000 76.2 varies 79.00 62.20
W 35 – 55 + 2,000 76.2 varies 79.00 62.20

 

Team scoring

In road events there are team scorings by time scoring. Teams consist of the first three runners/walkers per nation in the same 10 year age groups as follows:

 

M 35 + 40 W 35 + 40
M 45 + 50 W 45 + 50
M 55 + 60 W 55 + 60
M 65 + W 65 +

 

Jumps level

Each first trail of men’s and women’s pole vaults may open at 20 cm below the schedule height.

High Jump
M 35 1.65 – 1.70 further 5 cm W 35 1.40 further 5 cm
M 40 1.60 – 1.65 further 5 cm W 40 1.30 further 5 cm
M 45 1.55 – 1.60 further 5 cm W 45 1.25 further 5 cm
M 50 1.45 – 1.50 further 5 cm W 50 1.20 further 5 cm
M 55 1.40 – 1.45 further 3 cm W 55 1.15 further 5 cm
M 60 1.30 – 1.35 further 3 cm W 60 1.05 further 3 cm
M 65 1.25 – 1.30 further 3 cm W 65 1.00 further 3 cm
M 70 1.15 – 1.18 further 3 cm W 70 0.95 further 3 cm
M 75 1.05 – 1.08 further 3 cm W 75 0.90 further 3 cm
M 80 0.95 – 0.98 further 3 cm W 80 0.85 further 3 cm
M 85 0.90 – 0.93 further 3 cm
M 90 0.85 – 0.88 further 3 cm

 

Pole Vault
M 35 3.00 – 3.20 further 10 cm W 35 2.40 – 2.60 further 10 cm
M 40 2.90 – 3.10 further 10 cm W 40 2.20 – 2.40 further 10 cm
M 45 2.70 – 2.90 further 10 cm W 45 2.10 – 2.30 further 10 cm
M 50 2.60 – 2.80 further 10 cm W 50 2.00 – 2.20 further 10 cm
M 55 2.40 – 2.60 further 10 cm W 55 1.80 – 1.90 further 10 cm
M 60 2.30 – 2.50 further 10 cm W 60 1.70 – 1.80 further 10 cm
M 65 2.20 – 2.40 further 10 cm W 65 1.60 – 1.70 further 10 cm
M 70 2.00 – 2.10 further 10 cm W 70 1.40 – 1.45 further 5 cm
M 75 1.90 – 2.00 further 10 cm
M 80 1.70 – 1.80 further 10 cm
M 85 1.50 – 1.60 further 10 cm

Spike lengths

The thorn length of spikes worn on all running lanes should not exceed 6 mm. The thorn length of spikes worn for highjump events and javelin throw should not exceed 9 mm.

Implements

With the exception of vaulting poles, all equipment will be provided by the organisers. Competitors wishing to use their own equipment may do so, subject to official improvement which has to be effected not later than 90 minutes before the relevant competition.

Shot put Discus Hammer Javelin Heavy Weight
M 35 – 45 7.26 2.0 7.26 800 15.88
M 50 + 55 6.0 1.5 6.0 700 11.34
M 60 + 65 5.0 1.0 5.0 600 9.08
M 70 + 75 4.0 1.0 4.0 500 7.26
M 80 + 3.0 1.0 3.0 400 5.45
W 35 4.0 1.0 4.0 600 9.08
W 40 + 45 4.0 1.0 4.0 600 9.08
W 50 + 55 3.0 1.0 3.0 500 7.26
W 60 – 75 3.0 1.0 3.0 400 5.45
W 80 + 3.0 0.75 3.0 400 5.45

Non-Stadia events

The Marathon takes place with start and finish in the second Stadium – Hermes, in direction to the North along Verovškova Street, with one lap 42,195 km (electronic timing using chips).

The Road Walks will take place with start and finish line in Verovškova Street with a 2.5 km lap (electronic timing – using chips).

Awards and victory ceremonies

The first three placed athletes in each event finals will receive gold, silver or bronze medals. The eight front ranks will receive a certificate each.

A special appeal to the victory ceremonies for the three winners at the main stadium will not be affected after the results have been confirmed by the competition jury.

The timetable for the victory ceremonies will be announced at the official result boards.

Results

The competition results will be put up daily and/or can be bought.

Complete copies of the results of these Championships will be available within two months after the end of the event. A book of results will be delivered to all the persons who have previously paid the costs for the book and for postage.

Medical care – Physiotherapy

During the competition days, ‘First-Aid-Stations’ will be provided for the contestants.

Costs for medical or corresponding services are to be carried by the patient. We therefore strongly recommend taking out an insurance against accidents on travel before beginning one’s journey.

Physiotherapeutic services are available for all competitors against remuneration.

Anti-Doping control

The LOC will conduct drug testing which will take place under IAAF/WADA/WMA Rules. Athletes using medication or taking medication which could include banned substances as for drug testing under the IAAF Rules must obtain an IAAF Therapeutic use Exemptions (TUE) certificate from IAAF/WMA/EVAA or National Body.

Prof. Dr. Karri Wichmann is the responsible officer of “WMA Anti-Doping and Medical Committee” and he is in charge of checking the TUE application forms. His address: Prof. Dr. Karri Wichmann, Ritarikatu 7, SF 00170 Helsinki, Fax: +358 9 6213379, Email: [email protected]

For athletes who have obtained a certificate through their own NGB, the details must be forwarded to Mr. Wichmann. TUE forms and detailed information are available on the web sites:

www.evaa.nu > Anti-Doping
or
www.wada-ama.org > Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

Do not forward the certificate with your competition entry form or with any other communications to the organizing committee, this must be kept by with you (the athlete).

Note : Having a certificate does not signify that an athlete may not be found to have a positive test recorded.


Arrival in Slovenia

Visa

The visas have to be applied for before beginning one’s journey at the appropriate consulate or at the Slovenian embassy in the participant’s country. (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine)

By airplane

Airport Ljubljana-Jože Pučnik (www.lju-airport.si ) is 23 km away from the city centre. On the web page of the airport you find an entire flight schedule of the line flights of all airlines for the respective season and a lot of further information.
Adriatic Airways, the national air transport company of Slovenia (www.adria-airways.com) pursues about 200 direct line flights from Ljubljana to more than 20 destinations in Europe.
The number of the cheap flight suppliers who lead Ljubljana in her program grows. New lines are announced for 2007-2008.
Other airports not far from Ljubljana, offer likewise good possibilities: Maribor in Slovenia, Klagenfurt and Graz in Austria, Trieste in Italy, Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia. A bit further there are the airports of Venice and Vienna, having a good train connection with Ljubljana.

By car

Road system of Slovenia was strongly modernized in last decade. The highways are complemented with a well developed net of main and regional streets.

Amsterdam 1,230 km Budapest 570 km
Belgrade 540 km Berlin 995 km
Brussels 1,180 km Frankfurt 800 km
London 1,490 km Madrid 2,040 km
Milan 500 km Moscov 2,290 km
Munich 400 km Paris 1,250 km
Prague 650 km Rome 750 km
Stockholm 2,080 km Venice 240 km
Vienna 375 km Zagreb 135 km
Zurich 710 km
By train

The Slovenian rail net is wide-branched out, well organised and connected to all European countries.


Welcome message

Dear sports friends!
Sport plays a more and more important role in the Slovenian society and in the national strategic policy. Its function is not only of sporting character but today we can speak also of the social, economic and educational dimension of physical activity and sport. The European society is growing older, and it is believed that by 2030 there will be about 20 % of European citizens older than 60. The function of sport is, therefore, indispensable to keep the middle as well as senior generations fit in order to remain a healthy part of our society.

Sport and sports competitions enhanced by intrepidity are the best ambassadors of international understanding. Major sports events always keep their place in our memory, both as a competition among athletes and as a public spectacle, a show of friendship and fair play. Sport is becoming a tool of unity and mutual respect, helping us build a Europe of peace and tolerance, a better place for more than 800 million Europeans.

For our country EVACS 2008 represents a new opportunity to show once again our hospitality, and to benefit from it by having a large number of European citizens and sporting celebrities in our country. I am convinced that the organisers are going to do their best to prove yet once again that we are capable of organising even the biggest international events.

I hope that all the participating athletes will leave our country with excellent results, and good memories.

Welcome to Slovenia!

Dr. Milan ZVER
Minister of Education and Sport

Dieter Massin

Dear athletes, dear friends,

The start was in Budapest (Hungary, 1990), followed by Poznan (Poland, 2006), and with the Hungarian city of Nyiregyhaza in 2010, another organiser is situated in Eastern Europe.

 

Dear friends, visitors, participants

On behalf of the City of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, we are honoured to host the 16th European Veterans Athletic Championships Stadia in 2008.

Our city has a long history reaching back to the founding of the Roman colony of Emona on the Ljubljanica river-banks. Its position at the crossroads of European trade routes leading from west to east and north to south has for centuries marked our city’s development as a centre for trade, culture, and arts.

Ljubljana has turned into a lively centre for sports in the 20th century and has successfully hosted a variety of world and European championships.

The Ljubljana Stadium, also known in world athletic circles as the Ljubljana ŽAK Stadium, has close to 90 years long tradition. Two new stadiums were built in 1986 for the Balkan Athletic Games and upgraded in 1997 for the European Youth Championships. This year, especially for EVACS 2008, top-level facilities for throwing events are being built to make an ideal venue.

Our city has developed an excellent team of organizers, judges and technical specialists, fulfilling all the necessary tasks for a flawless organisation and implementation of this event.

Our accommodation facilities are expanding and the quality of our hotel infrastructure and other tourist services increasing through the Ljubljana Tourist Board. The old town along the Ljubljanica river-banks, below the medieval castle, is being revived.

I am certain that this event will mark the beginning of our long friendship.

With best wishes,

Zoran Janković
Mayor of the City of Ljubljana