Technical Regulations - Basketball

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 2 events (1 for men, 1 for women and 0 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
basketball

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
basketballNo restriction

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

2.4 Number of Teams
Each National Federation may enter one (1) men's team and/or one (1) women's team. Participation in the Deaflympics is limited to a maximum of 12 men's teams and 12 women's teams.

2.5 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomen
ARG - Argentina
AUS - Australia
TPE - Chinese Taipei
GRE - Greece
KEN - Kenya
LTU - Lithuania
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
SLO - Slovenia
TUR - Turkey
UKR - Ukraine
VEN - Venezuela
CHN - China
GRE - Greece
ITA - Italy
KEN - Kenya
LTU - Lithuania
POL - Poland
RUS - Russian Federation
TUR - Turkey
UKR - Ukraine

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

MenWomen
1212

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

EventMenWomenMixed
basketball1212-

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
basketballNo reserves/substitutes

2.9 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

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 6. Team 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 Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA).

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:

Jurgen Endress - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Emin BALCI - FIBA Representative
Ali Kemal CIMAGIL - FIBA Representative
Ilke Ortac ALATAN - Sport Liasion Officer
Nihat GUNEYLI - Deaf Representative

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:

Jurgen Endress - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Emin BALCI - FIBA Representative
Ali Kemal CIMAGIL - FIBA Representative

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the FIBA (version: 2014). 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 Basketball Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the FIBA Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the FIBA 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 FIBA 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 FIBA Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the FIBA 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 FIBA 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 FIBA Representative 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

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hallbasketball
Yasar Dogu Sports Hallbasketball

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeVenue
RUS v AUS19 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
TUR v POL19 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
SLO v ARG19 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
GRE v TPE19 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
UKR v KEN19 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
VEN v LTU19 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
RUS v LTU19 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
ITA v POL19 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
POL v GRE20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
AUS v SLO20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
LTU v TUR20 Jul 2017 - 12:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
KEN v RUS20 Jul 2017 - 12:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
LTU v ITA20 Jul 2017 - 14:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
CHN v RUS20 Jul 2017 - 14:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
TPE v VEN20 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
ARG v UKR20 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
TUR v GRE20 Jul 2017 - 18:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
KEN v UKR20 Jul 2017 - 18:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
KEN v AUS21 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
LTU v POL21 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
UKR v SLO21 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
VEN v GRE21 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
ITA v CHN21 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
POL v LTU21 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
RUS v ARG21 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
TUR v TPE21 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
UKR v TUR22 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
GRE v KEN22 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
RUS v ITA22 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
CHN v POL22 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
POL v VEN23 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
AUS v UKR23 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
TPE v LTU23 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
ARG v KEN23 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
POL v RUS23 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
LTU v CHN23 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
GRE v TUR23 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
SLO v RUS23 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
GRE v UKR24 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
KEN v TUR24 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
ARG v AUS24 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
TPE v POL24 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
RUS v UKR24 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
TUR v VEN24 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
KEN v SLO24 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
LTU v GRE24 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
A(1st) v B(4th) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
B(2nd) v A(3rd) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
B(1st) v A(4th) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
A(2nd) v B(3rd) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
A(1st) v B(4th) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
B(2nd) v A(3rd) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
B(1st) v A(4th) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
A(2nd) v B(3rd) - Quarter-Final25 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L17 v L18 - Place 5-826 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L19 v L20 - Place 5-826 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L31 v L32 - Place 5-826 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L33 v L34 - Place 5-826 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L21 v L22 - Place 7-827 Jul 2017 - 11:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
W17 v W18 - Semi-Final27 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
W21 v W22 - Place 5-627 Jul 2017 - 13:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
W19 v W20 - Semi-Final27 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L35 v L36 - Place 7-827 Jul 2017 - 16:00Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
W31 v W32 - Semi-Final27 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
W35 v W36 - Place 5-627 Jul 2017 - 18:30Bahattin Ekinci Sports Hall
W33 v W34 - Semi-Final27 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L23 v L25 - Bronze Medal Game29 Jul 2017 - 11:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
L37 v L39 - Bronze Medal Game29 Jul 2017 - 13:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
W23 v W25 - Gold Medal Game29 Jul 2017 - 16:00Yasar Dogu Sports Hall
W37 v W39 - Gold Medal Game29 Jul 2017 - 18:30Yasar Dogu Sports Hall

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 FIBA 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 20 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 Athlete Replacement
After the final registration closed by 18 June 2017, if a player listed on the final registration sustains a serious injury or is so ill that he/she can no longer be expected to play leading up before 2 July 2017, the player may be replaced provided that the injury or illness has been verified based on a medical certificate. The relevant proof(s) must be properly submitted on time to ICSD Secretariat with a copy to Technical Director.

9.2 Official Balls
The balls are Molten Official GLX #7 for Men and Molten Official GLX #6 for Women.

9.3 Visual Signals on Backboards (reference: 4.4)
The backboards shall have perimeter red square LED light strips. The referee’s whistle and timekeeper’s signal shall activate the lighting system.

9.4 Violation and Penalty (reference: 7.1.2)
When this hearing aid rule is violated, the offending player's team is declared in default and forfeits the match with the result 0:2 for the match and 0:20 points (Article 20 in FIBA Official Basketball Rules). The "Violations and Penalties" section in the Audiogram Regulations serves as a reference in such situations.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.