Technical Regulations - World Deaf Athletics Championships

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the World Deaf Athletics Championships from 23 Aug 2021 to 28 Aug 2021 and will consist of the following 41 events (22 for men, 18 for women and 1 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Athletics 100m
Athletics 200m
Athletics 400m
Athletics 800m
Athletics 1500m
Athletics 5000m
Athletics 10000m
Athletics 100m hurdles
Athletics 110m hurdles
Athletics 400m hurdles
Athletics 3000m steeplechase
Athletics high jump
Athletics pole vault
Athletics long jump
Athletics triple jump
Athletics shot put
Athletics discus throw
Athletics hammer throw
Athletics javelin throw
Athletics heptathlon
Athletics decathlon
Athletics marathon
Athletics 4x100m relay
Athletics 4x400m relay
Athletics 10km race walk

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 AgeMaximum Age
Athletics 100m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 200m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 400m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 800m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 1500m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 5000m16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 10000m18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics 100m hurdles16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 110m hurdles16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 400m hurdles16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 3000m steeplechase16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics high jump16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics pole vault16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics long jump16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics triple jump16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics shot put18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics discus throw18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics hammer throw18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics javelin throw18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics heptathlon18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics decathlon18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003
Athletics marathon20-Born on or before 31 Dec 2001
Athletics 4x100m relay16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 4x400m relay16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2005
Athletics 10km race walk18-Born on or before 31 Dec 2003

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

2.3 Number of Teams
Not Applicable

2.4 Qualified Teams
Not Applicable

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

MenWomen
7070

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

EventMenWomenMixed
Athletics 100m33-
Athletics 200m33-
Athletics 400m33-
Athletics 800m33-
Athletics 1500m33-
Athletics 5000m33-
Athletics 10000m3--
Athletics 100m hurdles-3-
Athletics 110m hurdles3--
Athletics 400m hurdles33-
Athletics 3000m steeplechase3--
Athletics high jump33-
Athletics pole vault-3-
Athletics long jump33-
Athletics triple jump33-
Athletics shot put33-
Athletics discus throw33-
Athletics hammer throw3--
Athletics javelin throw33-
Athletics heptathlon-3-
Athletics decathlon3--
Athletics marathon33-
Athletics 4x100m relay88-
Athletics 4x400m relay8-8
Athletics 10km race walk3--

2.7 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
Athletics 100m1
Athletics 200m1
Athletics 400m1
Athletics 800m1
Athletics 1500m1
Athletics 5000m1
Athletics 10000m1
Athletics 100m hurdles1
Athletics 110m hurdles1
Athletics 400m hurdles1
Athletics 3000m steeplechase1
Athletics high jump1
Athletics pole vault1
Athletics long jump1
Athletics triple jump1
Athletics shot put1
Athletics discus throw1
Athletics hammer throw1
Athletics javelin throw1
Athletics heptathlon1
Athletics decathlon1
Athletics marathon1
Athletics 4x100m relayNo reserves/substitutes
Athletics 4x400m relayNo reserves/substitutes
Athletics 10km race walk1

2.8 Competition Entry Standards

Competition Entry Standards must be achieved during the qualification period from to the closing date for Final Entries.
EventMenWomenMix
Athletics 100m11.7513.60
Athletics 200m23.8527.85
Athletics 400m53.201:02.00
Athletics 800m2:04.502:30.00
Athletics 1500m4:18.004:55.00
Athletics 5000m16:10.0019:30.00
Athletics 10000m34:00.50
Athletics 100m hurdles16.00
Athletics 110m hurdles16.20
Athletics 400m hurdles58.501:07.00
Athletics 3000m steeplechase10:15.00
Athletics high jump1.751.45
Athletics pole vault2.00
Athletics long jump6.205.00
Athletics triple jump13.2511.25
Athletics shot put13.0012.00
Athletics discus throw38.0031.00
Athletics hammer throw46.00
Athletics javelin throw48.0034.00
Athletics heptathlon3200
Athletics decathlon4600
Athletics marathon3:15:003:50:00
Athletics 4x100m relay
Athletics 4x400m relay
Athletics 10km race walk

2.9 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.10 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 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 13. Preliminary and Final Registrations in the Deaf World Championships - Regulations, 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 (WA).

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:

Dieter Norf - 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:

Dieter Norf - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the WA (version: 2020). 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 - and this Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaf World Championships 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 WA Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the WA 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. Wherever possible, officials will possess the WA international license valid for 2021. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Technical Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a WA 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
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 enters 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 WA 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$100.00 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$100.00 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 Deaf World Championships Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1. Participation (reference: 2)
9.1.1. Relay Events
Any four (4) athletes for a NDSF entered in the competition, whether in the relay team or in any other competition 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 four (4) additional athletes may be used as substitutes in subsequent rounds.

9.1.2. Unqualified Athletes
A NDSF without any qualified athletes may enter a maximum of one (1) male and one (1) female athlete in the competition with the exception of the 10000m and the combined events (Decathlon and Heptathlon).

9.2. Registration (reference: 0)
9.2.1. Preliminary Registrations
9.2.1.1. The NDSF must submit preliminary registrations by email using the official preliminary registration form to the ICSD Technical Director no later than 23 May 2021.
Preliminary registrations must indicate the probable number of athletes in each competition event and the number of team officials.

9.2.1.2. If a competition event receives preliminary registrations from less than five (5) countries or only one (1) region, the competition event will be designated a non-medal event with the agreement of the remaining countries. If a competition event receives preliminary registrations from less than three (3) countries, the competition event will be cancelled.

9.2.2. Final Registrations
9.2.2.1. The NDSF must submit final registrations by email using the official final registration form to the ICSD Technical Director no later than 23 July 2021.

9.2.2.2. A participation fee of US$40 will be levied for each registered athlete and official.

9.2.2.3. If a competition event receives final registrations for less than five (5) athletes, the competition event will be designated a non-medal event with the agreement of the remaining countries. If a competition event receives final registrations for less than
three (3) athletes, the competition event will be cancelled.

9.2.3. Late Registrations
Preliminary and final registration forms received after the closing dates will only be accepted at the discretion of the ICSD Technical Director and will incur a US$100 administration fee.

9.2.4. Registration Changes
Changes to final registrations after 23 July 2021 and before 20 August 2021 can only be made using the official change registration form, will only be accepted at the discretion of the ICSD Technical Director, and will incur a US$100 administration fee per participant / event.

9.2.5. Participant Withdrawals
Withdrawal of a participant from the competition after 23 July 2021 will incur a US$250 penalty fee unless a valid ICSD medical certificate is provided.

9.2.6. Athlete Substitutions
Substituting a reserve for an entered athlete in individual competition events can only be made using the official athlete substitution form and must be submitted to the Technical Information Centre by 12:00 on the day before the athlete's competition event starts.

9.2.7. Medical Certificates
Medical exemptions can only be granted if a valid ICSD medical certificate is completed in English by a qualified Doctor and submitted to the ICSD Technical Director before the end of the competition.

9.3. Competition Rules (reference: 4.3)
The ICSD athletics competition will be conducted under the following additions and exceptions to the WA Competition Rules:
9.3.1. The ICSD Technical Director will perform the combined roles of Organisational Delegate (WA Rule 111) and Technical Delegate (WA Rule 112).
9.3.2. WA Rule 186.4 (take-off line not less than 13m for men and 11m for women) will not apply to the competition.

9.4. Competition Equipment and Implements (reference: 4.4)
9.4.1. A special starting light system approved by the ICSD Technical Director will be used for all track events during the competition.
9.4.2. The Organising Committee will provide WA 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 WA rules. All personal equipment including vaulting poles which must be handed in to the Technical Information Centre by 12:00 on the day before the competition event starts.

9.5. Competition Uniforms (reference: 4.5)
All athletes of the same NDSF team shall wear the same colour competition uniform throughout the competition. All NDSFs must bring their team uniforms to Technical Meeting 1 for inspection and approval.

9.6. Call Room Reporting
9.6.1. All athletes must report to the Call Room between the report start time and report end time
for their competition event as follows:

Pole Vault - 60 minutes before event start time

High Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Hammer Throw - 50 minutes before event start time

Hurdles, Steeplechase, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Relay - 40 minutes before event start time

Other track events, Marathon, 10km Race Walk - 30 minutes before event start time

9.6.2. Failure by an athlete to report to the Call Room prior to the report end time for their competition event will result in disqualification of the athlete from the event.

9.6.3. Report start times, report end times and event start times for each competition event will be published on the competition schedule.

9.7. Medical Staff
In the event that an athlete sustains an injury or illness during a competition event, team officials, team coaches, and other athletes must allow the medical staff appointed by the Organising Committee to have unrestricted access to the athlete and must follow the instructions of the medical staff or the ICSD Technical Director.

9.8. Post-Event Procedures
At the conclusion of each competition event (including field events, heats and semi-finals), athletes must report immediately to the Post-Event Control Centre located near the finish line.

9.9. Medal Ceremonies
Athletes taking part in the medal ceremony will wear shoes (without spikes) and a full tracksuit in the approved uniform of their NDSF. Team Managers are requested to assist in ensuring that the medallists are readily available and correctly dressed.

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

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Friday, 30-Jul-21 13:24:42 GMT.