Stockholm 2023 - World Deaf Orienteering Championships 2023

Technical Regulations - Orienteering

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the World Deaf Orienteering Championships from 29 Aug 2023 to 05 Sep 2023 and will consist of the following 9 events (4 for men, 4 for women and 1 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Orienteering Super Sprint Relay
Orienteering Sprint Distance
Orienteering Middle Distance
Orienteering Long Distance
Orienteering 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 AgeMaximum Age
Orienteering Super Sprint Relay--No restriction
Orienteering Sprint Distance--No restriction
Orienteering Middle Distance--No restriction
Orienteering Long Distance--No restriction
Orienteering Relay--No restriction

2.2.2.1 Minor
Any participants who is a minors (age of 18 and under) is required to submit the Underage Athlete Form with parents’ and/or guardians’ signature to ICSD in order to participate in the competition.

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 Orienteering discipline listed below:

MenWomen
66

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

EventMenWomenMixed
Orienteering Super Sprint Relay--2
Orienteering Sprint Distance33-
Orienteering Middle Distance33-
Orienteering Long Distance33-
Orienteering Relay33-

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:

EventMenWomenMixed
Orienteering Super Sprint Relay--10
Orienteering Sprint Distance33-
Orienteering Middle Distance33-
Orienteering Long Distance33-
Orienteering Relay33-

2.8 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

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 ().

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Orienteering Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Oleg Lavryk - ICSD Orienteering Director (Chair)
Lars Gerhardsson - Competition Director/Sport Liasion Officer
Urban Mesch - President Organization Committee
Lisa Astrom - Deaf Representative

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Orienteering Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Oleg Lavryk - ICSD Orienteering Director (Chair)
Lars Gerhardsson - Competition Director/SLO
Oleg Lavryk - ICSD Acting Orienteering Director

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the (version: valid from 01.02.2023). 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 Orienteering Technical Regulations.

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

4.4 Competition Equipment

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

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the 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 international license valid for 2023. However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee, the Orienteering Director and an ICSD-designated Respresentative shall appoint a 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 Orienteering Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
BrottbyMiddle Distance, Long Distance
StockholmSuper Sprint Relay, Sprint Distance
Upplands VäsbyRelay

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
BrottbyMiddle Distance
StockholmSprint Distance

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
30 Aug 2023 - 16:00Sprint Distance Stockholm
31 Aug 2023 - 10:00Super Sprint Relay  Stockholm
02 Sep 2023 - 10:00Middle Distance Brottby
03 Sep 2023 - 10:00Long Distance Brottby
04 Sep 2023 - 10:00Relay Upplands Väsby

6.2 Training Schedule

Date - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
30 Aug 2023 - 10:00Training Stockholm
01 Sep 2023 - 10:00Training Brottby

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
29 Aug 2023 - Technical MeetingScandic Järva Krog
01 Sep 2023 - Technical MeetingScandic Järva Krog

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 launching a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the 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 Orienteering Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Orienteering 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 Orienteering Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Orienteering 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 Orienteering Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Orienteering 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 Number of Athletes per Super Sprint Relay (reference: 2.6)
In the Super Sprint Relay, one relay team from each country, consisting of two people, one man and one woman. Athletes of the first stage start at the same time, then run alternately. Stages 1, 3 and 5 are run by women and 2, 4 and 6 by men.

9.2 Technical Committee (4.2.1)
Oleg Lavryk - ICSD Acting Orienteering Director

Notice: this regulations are subject to change. Last updated on Thursday, 10-Aug-23 14:35:17 GMT.