Equal Access and Free Healthcare
All members of the Olympic Family will enjoy free access to medical services
of the highest standard.
Emergency Services Set Up for Rapid, High-Quality Intervention
The Olympic Security Organisation (OSEO) will be in charge of coordinating the
overall first-aid system. At each competition venue, the OCOG will organise first-aid
services and establish, as required, partnerships with associations such as the
Red Cross. Under exceptional circumstances, responsibility will be transferred
to the Prefectures. Outside the competition venues, emergency medical services
will operate under State services.
Hospitals Reserved for the Athletes and the Olympic Family
Chosen for their location and the quality of their equipment and personnel, three
hospitals (Bichat – Claude-Bernard, Georges-Pompidou European Hospital and Pitié-Salpêtrière)
will be dedicated to the Olympic Family.
A Firm and Chosen Commitment to Anti-Doping
The French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) adopted the Global Anti-Doping
Code on 19 May 2004 – the same code the French Government had recognised by signing
the Copenhagen Declaration in 2003. France is an active participant in the drafting
of the International Convention written under the auspices of UNESCO, so that
the Global Anti-Doping Code may be applied. Already, the French government is
preparing a revision to its legislation in order to harmonise current law with
the Global Code, and make the national framework in this respect even more effective.