Visit Kamloops, the Friendliest City in British Columbia

Kamloops, in the province of British Columbia, is ranked 37th among Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. More than 80,000 people call this city their home. The city and its surroundings offer a number of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. Tourists from all over the world visit Kamloops to have fun and to enjoy its incredible natural beauty.

The city touts itself as BC’s friendliest city. The locals here are notorious for their warm and welcoming nature. The number of people visiting Kamloops has increased in the recent years due to the capacity expansion at its airport.

Kamloops offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy at any time of the year. Winter season is the best time to visit Kamloops to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other snow-related outdoor activities. Golf, hiking, camping and boating are some of the summer activities available for summer visitors to Kamloops. Visit Kamloops and discover its amazing people and beauty.

Rules and Procedures for the Field of Play

Access to the Field of Play

During scheduled competition, the Stadium Field of Play is restricted to:
• Athletes competing in the specific event (who have been processed through the call room)
• Officials and volunteers required for the specific event
• WMA Council and LOC members
• Accredited and scheduled media
Referees will remove any other people from the field of play, including officials and volunteers who are not required for the event. Coaches are not permitted in the field of play, and no “coaching areas” are provided.

All athletes, coaches, volunteers local or foreign are required to make their own arrangements for travel (see http://www.kamloopsairport.com/informationfortravelers.htm) for travel information.

Medical Service and Doping Control

Medical Service and Doping Control

Medical Service

All competition sites will have first aid medical staff in attendance. The Ambulance Providers are fully trained in first aid and provide peace of mind to organizers and participants at events in and around the Kamloops area.

On-site at the Tournament Capital Center is Sage Sport Institute, a medical/physio cente, active in sport medicine and eager to work with the Host Organizing Committee in providing the best medical services possible.

Hospital facility and is a 5 minute drive from the Tournament Capital Center. There are also walk-in medical clinics 5 minutes away.

The Lounge, located on the ground floor of the Tournament Capital Center, will be an ideal site for massage therapy, or any athlete treatment wishing to be provided. The Lounge is just off the Field house floor and looks out onto the track and jumps area. It is set up with power and can be easily turned into a private area ideal for administering athlete treatment.

The medical service is free of charge. However, it will be the participant’s responsibility to pay for any
additional specialized services including ambulance, emergency room and medical specialist
consultation, hospitalization, surgery, medical procedures, laboratory, x-rays or special studies and
physical therapy treatments.
All participants are responsible to pay for all hospital and medical treatment and doctor prescribed
drugs beyond the first aid in the immediate competition area.

WMA Anti-Doping Control
The attention of WMA athletes is drawn to the fact that WMA observes strictly the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and Code as governed by the WADA Code. Athletes competing in any WMA Championships events, by their signature to the entry form, acknowledge that they are fully bound by these Rules and Codes and any applicable prevailing Anti-Doping legislation in the Country hosting these Championships.

This means that a medical certificate explaining the use by an athlete of a prohibited substance, even for sound medical reasons, will not avail in the event of an athlete testing positive to a prohibited substance. The only exception is if the athlete is in possession of a Therapeutic Use Certificate (“TUE”) issued to him/her either by the WMA Medical Officer or the assigned body provided for in IAAF Rule 34(5).

Failure on the part of the athlete to produce a valid TUE after testing positive to a prohibited substance may well render the athlete liable to being suspended from competition and forfeiting any awards received, if found guilty of committing a doping offence at a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Disciplinary Procedures as prescribed in the IAAF Competition Rule 38 as read with Rules 39 and 40, alternatively in the WADA Anti-Doping Code or the Anti-Doping Code of the host Country.

For athletes wishing to apply for a TUE to the WMA Medical Officer, must submit written applications to this officer at least six weeks prior to the commencement of the Championships. In the absence of the entry form specifying the name and address of the designated Medical Officer, applications are to be submitted to the Chairman of the WMA Anti-Doping and Medical Committee.

All such applications are to be fully supported by medical documentation setting out the existing medical condition/s and the need for the use of the prohibited substance. The provisions of IAAF Rule 34(5) must be followed irrespective of to whomever the athlete submits the TUE application.

Volunteer and Officials

Volunteer and Officials

Volunteers are given complete instruction and trained. They very well understand the policies that exist.

Volunteers will be part of all stadium events. They will stay with the players/team for the entire session. They will guide the participants and also take care of their requirements. Volunteers will be coordinating with the participants and the officials.

Any Issues with availability of volunteers should be reported to the Official Managers.

Accommodation

Accommodation

CIMG6018 Accommodation ranges from economical to luxurious and should meet the need of all budgets. You can book a stay for yourself or for your family accompanying you.

The Tournament Capital Center (Stadia Venue) is no more than 15 minutes away from any accommodations.

Adopt an Athlete Program

For athletes that require assistance for accommodation with a Canadian Family we will try to accommodate your request. Some rules and regulations may apply.

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation facility is made available to all venues for the participates of the World Indoor Masters 2010 in Kamloops. Bus service to all venues for getting to competitions and getting around.

More than 600 parking stalls in the vicinity of the Tournament Capital Center is made available to spectators and participants, with ample overflow parking available nearby. Parking staff will be on-hand throughout the day directing traffic and providing information to visitors.

Transportation is available from the Kamloops airport to the hotel/motel though shuttle service from the airport.

Location

Location

Kamloops is centrally located in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the junction of three major highways: the Trans-Canada Highway (#1), the Yellow head Highway (#5), and Highway #97. The city is easily accessed from anywhere in the province and the rest of Canada by air, train and road. Kamloops is a four hour drive from Vancouver, and seven hours from Calgary. As well, Greyhound Bus operates eighteen schedules into Kamloops from all directions and from as far east as Montreal.Vancouver International Airport is a 52 minute flight from Kamloops or a 4 hour drive!

Kamloops is the premiere host centre for tournaments and national/international competitions: $37 million was invested in new and renovated facilities to launch our Tournament Capital of Canada initiative. Venues provide plenty of parking, and are beautifully maintained facilities which include field sports, golf, court sports, track sports, water sports, or ice sports.

The Kamloops Airport is within a ten minutes drive from downtown Kamloops and can easily accommodate the flights that require to bring participants and their families here.