Technical Regulations - Handball

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
handball

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
handball16Born 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
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 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams.

2.5 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomen
BRA - Brazil
CMR - Cameroon
CRO - Croatia
DEN - Denmark
GER - Germany
RUS - Russian Federation
SRB - Serbia
TUR - Turkey

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

MenWomen
1818

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

EventMenWomenMixed
handball1818-

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
handballNo 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 International Handball Federation (IHF).

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:

Norbert Hensen - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Barbaros YILMAZ - Representative of IHF
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Murat CELIK - Sport Liasion Officer
Mehmet SARIOGLU - 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:

Norbert Hensen - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Barbaros YILMAZ - Representative of IHF
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4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the IHF. 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 Handball Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the IHF 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 IHF 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 Representative of IHF 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
Carsamba Sports Hallhandball

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeVenue
TUR v BRA20 Jul 2017 - 11:00Carsamba Sports Hall
RUS v SRB20 Jul 2017 - 14:00Carsamba Sports Hall
CRO v GER20 Jul 2017 - 17:00Carsamba Sports Hall
DEN v CMR20 Jul 2017 - 20:00Carsamba Sports Hall
CMR v CRO22 Jul 2017 - 11:00Carsamba Sports Hall
GER v DEN22 Jul 2017 - 14:00Carsamba Sports Hall
SRB v TUR22 Jul 2017 - 17:00Carsamba Sports Hall
BRA v RUS22 Jul 2017 - 20:00Carsamba Sports Hall
SRB v BRA24 Jul 2017 - 11:00Carsamba Sports Hall
TUR v RUS24 Jul 2017 - 14:00Carsamba Sports Hall
DEN v CRO24 Jul 2017 - 17:00Carsamba Sports Hall
GER v CMR24 Jul 2017 - 20:00Carsamba Sports Hall
SHF 1 - Group A Place 3 v Group B Place 426 Jul 2017 - 11:00Carsamba Sports Hall
SHF 2 - Group B Place 3 v Group A Place 426 Jul 2017 - 14:00Carsamba Sports Hall
HF 1 - Group A Place 1 v Group B Place 226 Jul 2017 - 17:00Carsamba Sports Hall
HF 2 - Group B Place 1 v Group A Place 226 Jul 2017 - 20:00Carsamba Sports Hall
Place 7 - Loser SHF 1 v Loser SHF 227 Jul 2017 - 12:00Carsamba Sports Hall
Place 5 - Winner SHF 2 v Winner SHF 127 Jul 2017 - 15:00Carsamba Sports Hall
Place 3 - Loser HF 1 v Loser HF 228 Jul 2017 - 16:00Carsamba Sports Hall
Final - Winner HF 2 v Winner HF 128 Jul 2017 - 19:00Carsamba 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 IHF 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 0 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 Team Officials
Every participating team may use a maximum of four (4) team officials during the game. Each team is allowed to have its own interpreter during the game, and the interpreter shall sit behind the bench.

9.3 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 points for the match and 0:5 goals. The "Violations and Penalties" section in the Audiogram Regulations serves as a reference in such situations.

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.