This competition will be conducted during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics from 18 July 2017 to 30 July 2017 and will consist of the following 44 events (22 for men, 22 for women and 0 for mixed):
2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.
2.2.1 Hearing Loss
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.
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:
|100m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|200m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|400m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|800m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|1500m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|5000m||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|10000m||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|100m hurdles||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|110m hurdles||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|400m hurdles||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|3000m steeplechase||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|high jump||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|pole vault||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|long jump||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|triple jump||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|shot put||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|discus throw||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|hammer throw||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|javelin throw||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|heptathlon||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|decathlon||18||Born on or before 31 Dec 1999|
|marathon||20||Born on or before 31 Dec 1997|
|4x100m relay||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
|4x400m relay||16||Born on or before 31 Dec 2001|
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.
2.4 Number of Teams
2.5 Qualified Teams
2.6 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Athletics discipline listed below:
2.7 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:
2.8 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:
2.9 Competition Entry Standards
Competition Entry Standards must be achieved during the qualification period from 1 January 2015 to the closing date for Final Entries.
2.10 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.
2.11 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.
Please refer to the 7. Individual Sports in the General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics, for further details on registration.
4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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)
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)
4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the IAAF (version: 2016-2017). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:
4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Summer Deaflympics and this Athletics Technical Regulations.
4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the IAAF Rules and Regulations.
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 Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.
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.
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Whereever possible, officials will posses the IAAF international license valid for 2017. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.
The Organising Committe will appoint 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 make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.
5.1 Competition Venue
To be announced
5.2 Training Venue
To be announced
6.1 Competition Schedule
To be announced
6.2 Training Schedule
To be announced
6.3 Technical Meeting
6.3.1 Date and Location
To be announced
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 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 Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.
8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the IAAF Rules and Regulations 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 USD$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 USD$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 of the Protest Committee.
8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.
8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.
8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.
8.2.5 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 SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.
9.1 Competition Rules (reference: 4.3)
The ICSD athletics competition will be conducted under the following additions and exceptions to the IAAF Competition Rules:
9.1.1 ICSD Anti-Doping Rules take precedence over IAAF Rules 30-51.
9.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will perform the combined roles of Organisational Delegate (IAAF Rule 111) and Technical Delegate (IAAF Rule 112).
9.1.3 The IAAF may also appoint a Technical Delegate for the duration of the competition.
9.1.4 IAAF Rule 186.4 (take-off line not less than 13m for men and 11m for women) will not apply to the competition.
9.2 Relay Events
Any 4 athletes 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.
9.3 Unqualified Athletes
A NDSF without any qualified athletes may enter a maximum of 1 male and 1 female athlete in 1 event each, with the exception of the 10,000m and the combined events (Decathlon and Heptathlon).
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, must be delivered to the Technical Information Centre by 12:00 on the day before the competition.
9.5 Event Confirmation
The NDSF must confirm participation in each event with the Technical Information Centre before 12:00 on the day before the event starts. Where reserves have been entered into an event, it is up to the NDSF to decide which of its entered athletes will compete.
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:
22.214.171.124 60 minutes before event start time
• Pole Vault
126.96.36.199 50 minutes before event start time
• High Jump
• Shot Put
• Discus Throw
• Javelin Throw
• Hammer Throw
188.8.131.52 40 minutes before event start time
• Long Jump
• Triple Jump
184.108.40.206 30 minutes before event start time
• Other track events
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 daily competition schedule.
9.7 Post-Event Procedures
At the conclusion of each event (including field events, heats and semifinals), athletes must report immediately to the Post-Event Control Centre located near the finish line.
9.8 Medal Ceremonies
Athletes taking part in the medal ceremony will wear shoes (without spikes) and a full tracksuit in the colours of their NDSF. Team Managers are requested to assist in ensuring that the medalists are readily available and appropriately dressed.
Competition results will be posted at the Technical Information Centre and on the competition website.