Athletics

Technical Handbook
Athletics (track & field)

1. Venue
Venue – The new Stadium of Givat ram, Jerusalem

2. Identification
All athletes must show their accreditation cards with a photo; without this card an athlete cannot compete.

3. Competition Rules
• Each city may register a maximum number of 8 girls and 8 boys and a minimum of 2 girls and 2 boys.

• Maximum 2 athletes from each team are allowed to participate in one event.
• Each athlete may compete in two events and in the 4 x 100m Relay.
• Girls running 800 m and boys running 1500m are not allowed to compete in any other discipline the same day of their middle distance competition.
• Athletics events: 100m, 400m, 800m (girls only), 1500m (boys only), long jump, high jump, shot put, 4x100m relay.

• Number of coaches: One for each boy’s team, one for each girl’s team.
• Personal best performance from each athlete will be required during registration for seeding purposes.
• Uniforms: Athletes must wear the uniform of their city.
• Competition numbers will be given to Team Managers/Coaches, who will be responsible for issuing bib numbers to all athletes in their team. The competition numbers must be worn firmly attached to the front and the back of the uniform with no less than four (4) pins so that the entire number and logo can be easily seen. No no less than four (4) pins so that the entire number and logo can be easily seen. No part of the number can be folded.

• Hip numbers will be provided by an official at the start of events requiring them.
• If an athlete fails to scratch from an event after confirmation, she/he may not be permitted to compete in any other event in the Games including relays (See IAAF Rule 142.4)
• The competition will take place according to IAAF Rules and ICG Rules.

4. Call Room
• There will be a call room in operation.

• All athletes must report to the call room on time with their competition numbers attached to their uniform.

• In the call room athletes will be expected to demonstrate that their competition uniform, singlet and numbers, shoes and other equipment comply with the completion rules.

• Please do not take unnecessary items into the call room like mobile phones, ipods etc. as they will be confiscated.

• Athletes will proceed to the start of their event from the call room ACCOMPANIED BY A CALL ROOM JUDGE OR FIELD EVENT OFFICIAL. Athletes who proceed to the event not accompanied by a judge or official may not be allowed to start.

• The closing Call Entry Times at the call room are: (prior to scheduled event starting times)

• Jumping and throwing events: 40 min.

• Running events: 30 min.

• The composition of a team and the order of running for a relay shall be officially
declared 90 minprior to relay scheduled event starting times.

• This time allows for marshaling and movements to the competition site. The remainder of the time may be used to complete the warm up at the competition site where the competition site is not in use (under supervision of the officials).

• If an athlete is already, or is likely to be, competing in another event at the designated call time, the athlete or his/her team official must notify the Call Room of this circumstance prior to the designated call time.

• Athletes who will fail to be at the call room on time will be suspended!• Warm up: Athletes may warm up in the designated area.• Starting Blocks: must be used by all athletes in the 100m, 400m and relay. These will be supplied by the venue. No private blocks will be permitted.

• False start: Each athlete responsible for a false start will be disqualified (IAAF 162.7)

• Shoes: The sole and heel of the shoe may be constructed so that they can accommodate up to 11 spikes. Any number of spikes between 0 and 11 may be used, but the number of spike positions cannot exceed 11. The protecting portion of the spike should not be longer than 9 mm. Exception is high Jump, where the length of more than 12 mm is not allowed. The spike point must be so designed, that at least half of the length measured from the tip of the spike, fits into a square mold with straight sides of 4 mm.

5. Qualification

5.1 100m:

• Qualification:8 heats, the first place of each heat and the 16 fastest runners for semi-final.
• 24 runners will advance to the semi-final. Advancement procedures will be set upon receipt of final entries.
• Semi-final: 3 heats, the first two places from each heat, and the two fastest runners will progress to the A final, and the second eight fastest runners will progress to the B final.
• MEDALS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IN THE A FINAL.

5.2 400m:
• Qualification: – If the total number of participating is less than 32, then first place of each heat and the 4 fastest runners for final A and the next 8 fastest runners will progress to the final B.• If the total number of teams participating is greater than 32, then 8 fastest runners for final A and the next 8 fastest runners will progress to the final B.
• MEDALS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IN THE A FINAL.

5.3 800m (girls only): .
• Qualification: 6 heats, the first place of each heat and 2 fastest runners will progress to the final A, and the next eight fastest runners will progress to the final B
• Girls participating in the 800m run are not entitled to participate in another event on the same day.
• MEDALS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IN THE A FINAL.

5.4 1500m (boysonly):
• Qualification: 5 heats, the first two places of each heat and 2 fastest runners will progress to the final A, and the next eight fastest runners will progress to the final B.
• Boys participating in the 1500m run are not entitled to participate in another event on the same day.
• MEDALS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY INTHE A FINAL

5.5 Long Jump:
• Qualification standard: Girls 5.00m, Boys 5.80m
• Qualification: each athlete has three attempts. All competitors who reach or exceed the qualification standard will progress to the final. If less than 12 athletes reach the qualification standard, the 12 best performances of qualification groups will progress to the final.
• Final: the best 8 athletes after threeattempts will have three further attempts.

5.6 HighJump:

• Qualification standard: Girls 1.55 m, Boys 1.65 m
• Qualification: All the competitors who will clear the above-mentioned qualifying standard reach the final. If less than 12 competitors jump the standard, the next best athletes in order will progress the final (until number of 12 competitors is reached).

• The heights for the qualifications:
Girls: 1.30, 1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55
Boys: 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 1.60, 1.65

• The heights for the final:
Girls: 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, +3 cm
Boys: 1.55, 1.60, 1.65, 1.70, 1.75, +3cm

5.7 Shot Put:

• The shot weights are: Boys: 5 kg Girls: 3kg
• Shots will be provided by the organizers. For athletes wishing to use their own shot, the implement must be lodged with the Technical Manager at the equipment room by 9:00am on the day of competition in which your event is to be held. The implements will be impounded until after the competition when athletes may collect them from the equipment room. Any competitor may use all implements in the pool.

• Qualification standard: Girls 10.00m, Boys 12.00m

• Qualification: each athlete has three attempts. All competitors who reach or exceed the qualification standard will progress to the final. If less than 12 athletes reach the qualification standard, the 12 best performances of qualification groups will progress to the final.

• Final: the best 8 athletes after three attempts will have three further attempts. 5.8 4x100m RELAY:

• If the total number of teams participating in 4x100m Relay is less than 32, semifinals be not organized and the first place of each heat and the 4 fastest runners for final A and the next 8 fastest runners will progress to the final B.

• If the total number of teams participating is greater than 32, then : 24 teams will advance to the semi-final – the first place of each heat and the fastest runners.

• Semi-final: 3 heats, the first two places from each heat, and the two fastest runners will progress to the A final, and the second eight fastest runners will progress to the B final.
• MEDALS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY INTHE A FINAL

6. Disputes

• Any disputes will be resolved in compliance with IAAF rules and the clauses included in the ICG Sports Rules.

• Any disputes will be heard by the Protest Committee.

• Protests must be lodged initially with the Referee at the event as per IAAF rules. Appeals to the Jury are to be made in writing, signed by a responsible official on behalf of the athlete and submitted within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the decision made by the referee and lodged with a deposit of USD 100, not returned if the protest is unsuccessful.

7. Disciplinary Rules

• The ICG Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times. Athletes and coaches will be excluded from the Games for indecent
behavior, offence made through words and/or actions, violent behavior, and abusive language.
• All delegations have to comply with any instruction given by the venue staff.
• Coaches are responsible for the well-being and behavior of their athletes at all times.

8. Presentation of Medals

• The following Medals will be awarded:
Gold: For individuals and relay teams ranking first place in the competition.
Silver: For individuals and relay teamsranking second place in the competition.
Bronze: For individuals and relay teams ranking third place in the competition.

• Medals will only be awarded to the first three athletes/teams in the A Finals.
• Medal presentations will be made at designated times as per schedule. Athletes must wear their competition uniform or team tracksuit for the ceremony. Team coaches are requested to assist in ensuring athletes are readily available and correctly dressed.

9. Pre competition training
Practice is on July 30.

10. Medical

• First aid will be available on site. At this first aid station, a doctor, a nurse, a physical therapist and an ambulance will be present and available for all participants.
• Serious cases will be referred to one of the hospitals in Jerusalem.

11. Technical Meeting
Technical meeting will be held on July 30, 9 am at Bait Vagan Guesthouse.

12. Competition Schedule

Will be published on the website.

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