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Technical Regulations


1. EVENTS

The 1st World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships (WDIAC) will take place from 14 March 2019 to 17 March 2019 and will consist of the following 26 events (13 for men and 13 for women):


Event Women Men

60m

400m

800m

1500m

3000m

60m Hurdles

High Jump

Pole Vault

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put

Pentathlon

Heptathlon

4 x 400m Relay

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1. Invitation to Participate

ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federations (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2. Eligibility

2.2.1. Hearing Loss Restrictions

Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and / or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2. Age

Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:


Event Minimum Age Cut-Off Date

60m 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

400m 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

800m 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

1500m 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

3000m 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

60m Hurdles 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

High Jump 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

Pole Vault 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

Long Jump 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

Triple Jump 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

Shot Put 18 Born on or before 31 December 2003

Pentathlon 18 Born on or before 31 December 2001

Heptathlon 18 Born on or before 31 December 2001

4 x 400m Relay 16 Born on or before 31 December 2003

2.2.3. Compliance

Only athletes who comply with the ICSD World Deaf Championships Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.3. Number of Teams

Not applicable.

2.4. Qualified Teams

Not applicable.

2.5. Number of Athletes per Discipline

A maximum number of athletes per NDSF is permitted for athletics as listed below:

Women Men
54 54

2.6. Number of Athletes per Event

A maximum number of athletes per NDSF is permitted for each athletics event as listed below:


Event Women Men

60m 3 3

400m 3 3

800m 3 3

1500m 3 3

3000m 3 3

60m Hurdles 3 3

High Jump 3 3

Pole Vault 3 3

Long Jump 3 3

Triple Jump 3 3

Shot Put 3 3

Pentathlon 3

Heptathlon
3

4 x 400m Relay 4 4

2.7. Number of Reserves per Event

A maximum number of reserve athletes per NDSF is permitted for each athletics event as listed below:


Event Women Men

60m 1 1

400m 1 1

800m 1 1

1500m 1 1

3000m 1 1

60m Hurdles 1 1

High Jump 1 1

Pole Vault 1 1

Long Jump 1 1

Triple Jump 1 1

Shot Put 1 1

Pentathlon 1

Heptathlon
1

4 x 400m Relay 2 2

2.8. Competition Entry Standards

Refer to the 2019 WDIAC Competition Entry Standards.

2.9. Competition Entry Rules

Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.10. Non-Starting Athletes

A fine of US$100 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he / she submits an official medical withdrawal form.

3. REGISTRATION

Please refer to the ICSD World Deaf Championships Regulations for further details on registration.

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1. Technical Organisation

ICSD is responsible for the technical organisation of the athletics competition in conjunction with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

4.2. Committees

4.2.1. Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Richard PEARCE - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Allan PILT - IAAF Technical Delegate
Timo TARVE - Competition Director
Sergei MATJIVENKO - Sports Liaison Officer
Argo PURV - Athletics Technical Delegate


4.2.2. Protest Committee

The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Richard PEARCE - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Allan PILT - IAAF Technical Delegate
Timo TARVE - Competition Director


4.3. Competition Rules

The athletics competition will be conducted in accordance with the IAAF Competition Rules (version: 2018-2019). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the rules, the English text shall prevail.

4.4. Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the IAAF rules and regulations.

4.5. Competition Clothing

4.5.1. Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the IAAF rules and regulations.

4.5.2. Participants must observe the ICSD World Deaf Championships Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6. Draw

The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the IAAF rules and regulations.

4.7. Competition Plan

The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the IAAF rules and regulations.

4.8. Officials

4.8.1. Judges / Referees / Umpires

Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee.

Wherever possible, officials will posses an IAAF accreditation valid for 2019. However, officials with national accreditation may also be assigned.

4.8.2. Appointment

The Organising Committee will appoint a IAAF Technical Delegate approved by ICSD and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9. Unforeseen Incidents

In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will decide. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will decide.

5. VENUES

5.1. Competition Venue

The competition will take place at:

Venue Event
Lasnamäe Athletics Hall, Tallinn 60m

400m

800m

1500m

3000m

60m Hurdles

High Jump

Pole Vault

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put

Pentathlon

Heptathlon

4 x 400m Relay

5.2. Training Venue

The training will take place at:

Venue Event
Lasnamäe Athletics Hall, Tallinn 60m

400m

800m

1500m

3000m

60m Hurdles

High Jump

Pole Vault

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Shot Put

Pentathlon

Heptathlon

4 x 400m Relay

6. SCHEDULES

6.1. Competition Schedule

Refer to the 2019 WDIAC Competition schedule.

6.2. Training Schedule

Refer to the 2019 WDIAC Training schedule.

6.3. Technical Meeting

6.3.1. Date and Location

The Technical Meeting will take place at:

Event Date Time Venue
Technical Meeting 1 13 March 2019 17:00   Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn
Technical Meeting 2 16 March 2019 10:00   Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

6.3.2. Attendance

Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1. Hearing Devices

The use of any hearing aid(s) / amplification or cochlear implant parts is not allowed in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1. Restricted Zone Area

The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enter the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.

7.1.2. Violation and Penalty

When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulation 8: Violations and Penalties.

8. PROTESTS

8.1. Procedure for Lodging a Protest

All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the IAAF Competition Rules and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1. Any protest must be written in English on the official protest form. The form and a deposit of US$100 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2. The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3. The deposit of US$100 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2. Procedure for Reviewing a Protest

The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.

8.2.1. The ICSD Technical Director will chair the Protest Committee.

8.2.2. The Organising Committee Representative will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3. The Organising Committee Representative will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4. After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original official protest form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The Organising Committee Representative will forward a copy of the form to the Organising Committee.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1. Competition Entry Rules (reference: 2.8)

9.1.1. Individual Events

Only athletes that have achieved the competition entry standard are qualified to be entered by a NDSF in each event.

9.1.2. Relay Events

Any 4 athletes for a NDSF entered in the competition, whether in the relay team or in any other event, may be used in the composition of the relay team for the first round. Once the relay team has started the first round, only a total of 2 additional athletes may be used as substitutes in subsequent rounds.

9.1.3. Unqualified Athletes

A NDSF without any qualified athletes may enter a maximum of 1 male and 1 female athlete in the competition with the exception of the 10,000m and the combined events (Pentathlon and Heptathlon).

9.2. Registration (reference: 3)

9.2.1. Preliminary Registrations

The NDSF must submit preliminary registrations by email using the official preliminary registration form to the ICSD Technical Director no later than 30 April 2018. Preliminary registrations must indicate the probable number of athletes in each event and the number of team officials.

9.2.2. Final Registrations

9.2.2.1. The NDSF must submit final registrations by email using the official final registration form to the ICSD Technical Director no later than 31 January 2019.

9.2.2.2. A participation fee of US$40 will be levied on each starting athlete and official.

9.2.3. Late Registrations

Preliminary and final registration forms received after the closing dates will only be accepted at the discretion of the ICSD Technical Director and will incur a US$100 administration fee.

9.2.4. Registration Changes

Changes to final registrations made after 31 January 2019 using the official change registration form will only be accepted at the discretion of the ICSD Technical Director and will incur a US$50 administration fee.

9.2.5. Athlete Substitutions

Substituting a reserve for an entered athlete in individual events must be made using the official athlete substitution form and submitted to the Technical Information Centre before 12:00 on the day before the athlete's event starts.

9.2.6. Medical Withdrawals

Withdrawals for medical reasons must be made using the official medical withdrawal form and submitted to the Technical Information Centre before the end of the competition.

9.3. Competition Rules (reference: 4.3)

The ICSD athletics competition will be conducted under the following additions and exceptions to the IAAF Competition Rules:

9.3.1. ICSD Anti-Doping Rules take precedence over the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules.

9.3.2. The ICSD Technical Director will perform the combined roles of Organisational Delegate (IAAF Rule 111) and Technical Delegate (IAAF Rule 112).

9.3.3. IAAF Rule 186.4 (take-off line not less than 13m for men and 11m for women) will not apply to the competition.

9.4. Competition Equipment and Implements (reference: 4.4)

9.4.1. A special starting light system approved by ICSD will be used for all track events during the competition.

9.4.2. The Organising Committee will provide IAAF certified equipment and implements, with the exception of vaulting poles, for competition, warm-up, and training.

9.4.3. Athletes competing in the Pole Vault must arrange to bring their own vaulting poles.

9.4.4. The use of personal equipment is permitted as long as it meets the requirements of the IAAF Rules. All personal equipment including vaulting poles which must be handed to the Technical Information Centre by 12:00 on the day before the competition.

9.5. Competition Uniforms (reference: 4.5)

All athletes of the same NDSF team shall wear the same colour competition uniform throughout the competition. All NDSFs must bring their team uniforms to Technical Meeting 1 for inspection and approval.

9.6. Call Room Reporting

9.6.1. All athletes must report to the Call Room prior to the final report time for their event as follows:


Event Final Report Time

Pole Vault 60 minutes before event start time

High Jump
Shot Put
50 minutes before event start time

60m Hurdles
Long Jump
Triple Jump
4x400m Relay
40 minutes before event start time

60m
400m
800m
1500m
3000m
30 minutes before event start time

9.6.2. Failure by an athlete to report to the Call Room prior to the final report time for their event will result in disqualification of the athlete from the event.

9.6.3. Final report times and start times for each event will be published on the competition schedule.

9.7. Medical Staff

In the event that an athlete sustains an injury during a competition event, team officials, team coaches, and other athletes must allow the medical staff appointed by the Organising Committee to have unrestricted access to the injured athlete and must follow the instructions of the medical staff or the ICSD Technical Director.

9.8. Post-Event Procedures

At the conclusion of each event (including field events, heats and semi-finals), athletes must report immediately to the Post-Event Control Centre located near the finish line.

9.9. Medal Ceremonies

Athletes taking part in the medal ceremony will wear shoes (without spikes) and a full tracksuit in the approved uniform of their NDSF. Team Managers are requested to assist in ensuring that the medallists are readily available and correctly dressed.

9.10. Results

Competition results will be posted at the Technical Information Centre and on the competition website.

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