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France has excellent health and emergency infrastructure. Games medical services will be supported by the existing, experienced command structure. Paris 2012 is committed to applying the World Anti-Doping Code and to protecting the health of athletes.
Georges-Pompidou European Hospital - © Paris 2012
Three hospitals will be dedicated to the Olympic Family. (© Paris 2012)
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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.
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