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2019 World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships Inspection Report (24 April 2018)

1. Name of the event:                                 2019 World Deaf Indoor Athletics Championships (WDIAC)

2. Location of the event:                            Tallinn, Estonia

3. Planned date of the event:                    14 - 17 March 2019

4. Date of the inspection:                          13 - 15 April 2018

5. Members of the inspection group:

Richard PEARCE
ICSD Technical Director - Athletics
Sergei MATVIJENKO
Estonian Deaf Sports Union President
Ilvi VARE
Estonian Deaf Sports Union Vice President
Kaido TIISLÄR
Estonian Deaf Sports Union General Secretary
Argo PURV
Estonian Deaf Sports Union Sports Coordinator
Timo TARVE
Estonian Athletics Association Chief Referee

6. Location Maps:

 

 
 7. Venues inspected:

Lasnamäe Athletics Hall
Purpose:
Address:
Comments:
Competition and Training Venue
Punane 45, 13619 Tallinn, Estonia
The Lasnamäe Athletics Hall is an IAAF certified indoor athletics facility. The stadium consists of a 6 lane banked 200m track, 8 lane central 60m track, 6 lane outer 60m track, 1 lane 200m warm-up track, long/triple jump pit, pole vault pit, shot put pit, and seating for spectators (see photos below).

8. Accommodation inspected:

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:
★★★★
Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn, Estonia
1.1km walk to City Centre
3.3km drive to Airport
5.5km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

Hotel Olümpia is a superior large modern hotel with 390 rooms, an excellent swimming pool and fitness center, a multifunctional conference center, and free wifi. It is located a short walk from the Tallinn Old Town.
Park Inn by Radisson Central
Tallinn
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:
★★★
Narva maantee 7c, 10117 Tallinn, Estonia
0.5km walk to City Centre
3.5km drive to Airport
5.5km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

The Park Inn is a modern hotel with 245 rooms, a small fitness center, sauna, and jacuzzi, and free wifi. It is located very close to Tallinn Old Town and the Port of Tallinn, from where ferries cross the Gulf of Finland.
Hotel Metropol
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:
 ★★★
Roseni 13, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
0.5km walk to City Centre
4.2km drive to Airport
6.2km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

Hotel Metropol is another modern hotel with 149 rooms and
free wifi. It is the most centrally located of the selected
hotels in the renovated Rotermanni district and very close
to Tallinn Old Town and the Port of Tallinn.
Oru Hotel
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:
★★★
Narva maantee 120, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
3.0km drive to City Centre
4.6km drive to Airport
3.0km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

Oru Hotel is a smaller modern hotel with 50 rooms, 2 conference rooms, and free wifi. Located near to Kadriorg Park and in the vicinity of the Song Festival Grounds, Oru Hotel is a 10min drive from Tallinn Old Town and close to the sea.
Hestia Hotel Susi
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:
★★★
Peterburi tee 48, 11415 Tallinn, Estonia
4.8km drive to City Centre
3.1km drive to Airport
2.1km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

Hotel Susi is a modern medium sized hotel with 99 rooms, 4 conference and meeting rooms, a beauty parlour, and free wifi. Located closest of the selected hotels to the Lasnamäe Athletics Hall and the airport, Hotel Susi is a 10min drive from Tallinn Old Town.
Pirita Spa Hotel
Rating:
Address:
Distances:



Comments:

★★★
Purje 9, 11911 Tallinn, Estonia
5.8km drive to City Centre
7.5km drive to Airport
6.7km drive to Lasnamäe Athletics Hall

Pirita Spa Hotel is a large and spacious hotel with 265 rooms, a sports center (25m swimming pool, gym, sauna, & mini golf), Estonia's largest spa, a beauty center, and a large seminar and conference center. Located next to the beach at the site of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics sailing event, Pirita Spa Hotel is less than a 15min drive from Tallinn Old Town.

9. Transportation:

The following transportation will be organised by the 2019 WDIAC Organising Committee (OC):

Tallinn Airport <-> Hotels
On arrival, buses / coaches will pick up team athletes and officials from the airport and transport them to the official hotels. On departure, buses / coaches will pick up team athletes and officials from the official hotels and transport them to the airport.
Tallinn Railway Station <-> Hotels
By prior arrangement with the 2019 WDIAC OC, team athletes and officials can be transported from the railway station to the official hotels on arrival and from the official hotels to the railway station on departure.
Tallinn Bus Station <-> Hotels
By prior arrangement with the 2019 WDIAC OC, team athletes and officials can be transported from the bus station to the official hotels on arrival and from the official hotels to the bus station on departure.
Hotels <-> Lasnamäe Athletics Hall
Daily buses / coaches will transport team athletes and officials between the official hotels and the Lasnamäe Athletics Hall for competition and training.

10. Officials:

The following officials have been appointed to the 2019 WDIAC OC and further appointments will be made as preparations progress:


Name:

Position:
Toomas SEPP
Tallinn City Chief Executive Officer
Organising Committee Chair

Name:

Position:
Timo TARVE
Estonia Athletics Association Chief Referee
Competition Director

Name:

Position:
Sergei MATVIJENKO
Estonia Deaf Sports Union President
Sports Liaison Officer

Name:

Position:
Ilvi VARE
Estonia Deaf Sports Union Vice President
General Coordinator

Name:

Position:
Kaido TIISLÄR
Estonia Deaf Sports Union General Secretary
Treasurer

Name:

Position:
Argo PURV
Estonia Deaf Sports Union Sports Coordinator
Athletics Technical Delegate

The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for appointing an IAAF Technical Delegate for the Championships and the Competition Director will be responsible for appointing a sufficient number of qualified national athletics officials.

11. Inspection notes:

Tallinn:
  • Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia.
  • Situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it occupies an area of 160km2 and has a population of 450,000.
  • Tallinn's Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tallinn is the major political, financial, cultural and educational center of Estonia and is the birthplace of many international companies, including Skype.
Competition Dates:
  • At the request of the 2019 WDIAC OC, the closing date for Final Registrations will be moved from 14 February 2019 to 31 January 2019.
  • At the request of the 2019 WDIAC Competition Director an additional period of competition will be included after the opening ceremony on 14 March 2019 should the number of entries require it.
Competition Venue:
  • The Lasnamäe Athletics Hall is approved by the ICSD Technical Director as the venue for the 2019 WDIAC and an IAAF permit will be applied for.
  • The track surface will be upgraded in August 2018 in preparation for the Championships and will need to be re-measured and re-certified by an IAAF approved measurer.
  • The projector screen at the Lasnamäe Athletics Hall was deemed to be too small and will be temporarily replaced by a large video screen for the Championships.
Starting Lights:
  • The 2019 WDIAC OC has chosen to use the starting light system developed by the Japanese Deaf Athletics Association.
  • The starting light system to be used is a new version of the system successfully used for the 2016 WDIAC in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
  • The new startling light system will need to be inspected and approved by the ICSD Technical Director prior to the start of the Championships.
Accommodation:
  • All the inspected hotels are approved by the ICSD Technical Director as accommodation for the 2019 WDIAC.
  • It has been decided that following hotels close to Tallinn Old Town will be recognised as official hotels for the 2019 WDIAC:
          − Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (★★★★)
          − Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (★★★)
          − Hotel Metropol (★★★)

  • The 2019 WDIAC OC will add a 2 star (★★) hotel close to Tallinn Old Town to the list of official hotels to provide a lower cost accommodation option for those countries that want it.
  • The 2019 WDIAC OC is currently negotiating prices with the hotels and will send accommodation and transport packages to ICSD members in early May.

12. Additional information (if any):

None.





13. Conclusions:

Report Date:
24 April 2018
Report Author:
Richard PEARCE
Author's Position:
ICSD Technical Director - Athletics
Author's Signature:

APPENDIX: Photos

Tallinn



Inspection Group



Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia



Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn



Hotel Metropol



Hotel Oru



Hestia Hotel Susi



Pirita Spa Hotel


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