Technical Regulations - Judo

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 17 events (8 for men, 8 for women and 1 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
-60kg
-66kg
-73kg
-81kg
-90kg
-100kg
+100kg
-48kg
-52kg
-57kg
-63kg
-70kg
-78kg
+78kg
team
kata team

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
-60kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-66kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-73kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-81kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-90kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-100kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
+100kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-48kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-52kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-57kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-63kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-70kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
-78kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
+78kg15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
team15Born on or before 18 Jul 2002
kata team18Born on or before 18 Jul 1999

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 Judo discipline listed below:

MenWomen
2121

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

EventMenWomenMixed
-60kg1--
-66kg1--
-73kg1--
-81kg1--
-90kg1--
-100kg1--
+100kg1--
-48kg-1-
-52kg-1-
-57kg-1-
-63kg-1-
-70kg-1-
-78kg-1-
+78kg-1-
team55-
kata team--4

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
-60kgNo reserves/substitutes
-66kgNo reserves/substitutes
-73kgNo reserves/substitutes
-81kgNo reserves/substitutes
-90kgNo reserves/substitutes
-100kgNo reserves/substitutes
+100kgNo reserves/substitutes
-48kgNo reserves/substitutes
-52kgNo reserves/substitutes
-57kgNo reserves/substitutes
-63kgNo reserves/substitutes
-70kgNo reserves/substitutes
-78kgNo reserves/substitutes
+78kgNo reserves/substitutes
team5
kata teamNo 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 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 Judo Federation (IJF).

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:

Damien Antoine - 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:

Damien Antoine - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the IJF (version: July 2015). 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 Judo Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

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

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Atatürk Sports Hall-60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg, -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg, +78kg, team, kata team

5.2 Training Venue
To be announced

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeVenue
Judo - Kata Team20 Jul 2017 - 09:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -60kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -66kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -73kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -48kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -52kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -57kg20 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -81kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -90kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men -100kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Men +100kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -63kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -70kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women -78kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Individual Women +78kg21 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk Sports Hall
Judo - Team - Men & Women22 Jul 2017 - 10:00Atatürk 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 IJF 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 Grade and Medical Examination

9.1.1 Competition Individual Men/Women and Competition Team Men/Women
Every athlete shall be the holder of green belt or higher.

9.1.2 Competition Kata Team
Every athlete shall be the holder of black 1st Dan belt or higher.

9.1.3 Medical Certificate for Competition Individual Men/Women and Team Men/Women
Athletes aged 15, 16 and 17 must provide a medical certificate, and the NDSF shall obtain parental authorization prior to the first day of the competition.

9.2 Draw (reference: 4.6)
The drawing of lots shall be conducted under control of the Technical Committee within one (1) day prior to the first day of competition.

9.3 Competition Plan (reference: 4.7)

9.3.1 Competition Team (Men/Women)
• Men: -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, +90kg
• Women: -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, +70kg

9.3.2 Competition Kata Team: Tori and Uke
Each NDSF may enter up to a maximum of two (2) couples: each couple consists of a 'Tori' and a 'Uke'. A couple may consist of two (2) men, two (2) women, or one (1) man and one (1) woman. Each athlete may register for only one couple. Athletes participate in a Kata (Nage-no-Kata) only.

9.3.3 Judogi and Backnumber (Bib)

9.3.2.1 Judogi
All Judogis for IJF official events must conform to these requirements from 01 April 2015 and must be obligatory with the IJF official Tag (red borders) or else it would not be allowed in competition.

9.3.2.2 Backnumber (Bib)
The backnumber (bib) must be installed on the back of an athlete's kimono prior to the day of the competition. The following items must be displayed on the bib::

1) Label size: 38x39 cm or 39x38 cm
2) First name
3) Family name
4) Name of country

http://www.mybacknumber.com/?language=en
http://www.ijfbacknumber.com/termek1.html

If the athlete does not have the backnumber on the back of his/her kimono prior to the day of the competition, the NDSF will have to pay the penalty fee as listed in the IJF rules.

9.4 Weigh-in
The athletes weigh-in will be scheduled the day before the competition at 19:00h.

9.5 Procedures for Referees

9.5.1 Deaf (Single Handicap) Contestants
The referee will be placed in the area of visibility for communicating with the contestants as much as possible. If the mat referee is stopping the bout, he/she is obliged to say “Matte” (stop/wait) and tap twice with both hands on the backs of both contestants.

9.5.2 Deaf-Blind (Double Handicap) Contestants
Before starting the bout, the contestants are placed in the Kumi Kata position without entering too much normal position. Then the referee is obliged to say "Hajime" (begin) and tap once with his/her hand on the backs of both contestants. For more information, refer to the Code of Abstraction, International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

9.6 New judo refereeing rules for Deaflympics 2017
Refer to the file "Adaptation of the judo refereeing rules" under following link:
https://www.ijf.org/ijf/documents/3