Technical Regulations - Athletics

1. EVENTS
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):

EventMenWomenMixed
100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10000m
100m hurdles
110m hurdles
400m hurdles
3000m steeplechase
high jump
pole vault
long jump
triple jump
shot put
discus throw
hammer throw
javelin throw
heptathlon
decathlon
marathon
4x100m relay
4x400m relay

2. PARTICIPANTS

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 Eligibility

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.

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

EventMinimum Age
100m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
200m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
400m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
800m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
1500m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
5000m16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
10000m18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
100m hurdles16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
110m hurdles16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
400m hurdles16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
3000m steeplechase16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
high jump16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
pole vault16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
long jump16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
triple jump16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
shot put18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
discus throw18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
hammer throw18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
javelin throw18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
heptathlon18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
decathlon18Born on or before 31 Dec 1999
marathon20Born on or before 31 Dec 1997
4x100m relay16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
4x400m relay16Born on or before 31 Dec 2001

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.4 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.5 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

2.6 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each Athletics discipline listed below:

MenWomen
9292

2.7 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
100m33-
200m33-
400m33-
800m33-
1500m33-
5000m33-
10000m33-
100m hurdles-3-
110m hurdles3--
400m hurdles33-
3000m steeplechase33-
high jump33-
pole vault33-
long jump33-
triple jump33-
shot put33-
discus throw33-
hammer throw33-
javelin throw33-
heptathlon-3-
decathlon3--
marathon33-
4x100m relay44-
4x400m relay44-

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:

EventReserves/Substitutes
100m1
200m1
400m1
800m1
1500m1
5000m1
10000m1
100m hurdles1
110m hurdles1
400m hurdles1
3000m steeplechase1
high jump1
pole vault1
long jump1
triple jump1
shot put1
discus throw1
hammer throw1
javelin throw1
heptathlon1
decathlon1
marathon1
4x100m relay2
4x400m relay2

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.
Sport EventMenWomen
ABAB
100m11.7011.9013.5013.80
200m23.7024.2027.7028.40
400m52.5053.901:02.201:04.20
800m2:03.002:07.002:27.502:33.00
1500m4:13.004:23.005:08.005:22.00
5000m15:48.0016:33.0019:34.0020:38.00
10000m33:15.0035:08.0041:51.0044:35.00
100m hurdles15.6016.05
110m hurdles15.6015.95
400m hurdles57.6059.401:09.901:11.50
3000m steeplechase9:55.0010:22.0012:14.0012:52.00
high jump1.781.721.441.38
pole vault3.803.602.001.80
long jump6.326.105.054.84
triple jump13.3012.8010.6010.13
shot put13.2012.5010.8010.15
discus throw38.0035.0034.0031.00
hammer throw46.0044.0039.0035.20
javelin throw48.0044.0033.5030.30
heptathlon33003000
decathlon48004400
marathon3:15:004:00:00
4x100m relay46.0055.00
4x400m relay3:40.004:20.00

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.

3. REGISTRATION
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 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)

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.

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 Judge/Referee/Umpire
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.

4.8.2 Appointment
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. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue
To be announced

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

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

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 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. PROTESTS

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. ADDENDUM

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:

9.6.1.1 60 minutes before event start time
• Pole Vault

9.6.1.2 50 minutes before event start time
• High Jump
• Shot Put
• Discus Throw
• Javelin Throw
• Hammer Throw

9.6.1.3 40 minutes before event start time
• Hurdles
• Steeplechase
• Long Jump
• Triple Jump
• Relays

9.6.1.4 30 minutes before event start time
• Other track events
• Marathon

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.

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