The punching system used in all EOC 2012 competitions will be Emit. The competitors will carry an e-card (punching system) and an EmiTag (timing chip) on their arm. The e-cards and EmiTags will be designated to all EOC competitors by name and they must be used exclusively. The e-card and EmiTag must be worn on the same arm. EmiTag should be fastened close to the wrist.
Electronic start gates will not be used. All times will be rounded down to the nearest 1.0 second.
All competitors in the finals, men in the long distance qualification and women in the middle distance qualification, will carry a tracking device on their back. Tracking devices will be handed out by the organizer at the pre-start, and collected at the finish.
Costs for lost electronic equipment will be charged to the respective federation.