Organizing Committee: Athletic Federation of Montenegro (ASCG)
Technical Director Athletics: Milan Madzgalj
European-Athletics Federation (EAA) Technical Delegate: Andreas Gogas (GRE)
GSSE Technical Delegate: Ivan Balzan
The athletics competitions will take place on 28th, 29th, 31st May, 2019.
The athletics events will be held in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the International Asso-ciation of Athletics Federations (IAAF), unless there are any other specific modifications stipulated in the GSSE Regulations.
PARTICIPATION IN THE ATHLETICS COMPETITIONS
A maximum of two (2) athletes from each country can compete in each individual event.
Individual events will take place if at least five (5) athletes are registered on the date of receipt of final entries.
Each country may enter one (1) team composed of a maximum of six (6) athletes for each relay race. Any four (4) athletes among these may be entered for the competition.
Relay events will take place if at least four (4) teams are registered on the date of receipt of final entries.
All competitions will be held in Stadium Topolica Bar which can seat up to 1.200 spectators.
■ 400 m standard 8 lane track tartan, synthetic surface
■ 2 double runways with 2 landing areas for Long/Triple Jump
■ 1 runway for Pole Vault
■ 1 landing area for High Jump
■ 1 Shot put circle
■ 1 Javelin runway
Dressing rooms with showers are located inside the Stadium Topolica.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTRE (T.I.C.)
The TIC is located in the Competition Venue. The main function of the centre is to ensure a quick con-nection between each Team Delegation and the Lo-cal Organising Committee. The TIC will open during all days of competition and will be useful, among other things:
■ Displaying the official messages to the teams, as well as the Call Room reporting times.
■ Distribution and receipt of Relay Order Confir-mation Forms.
■ Distribution of items confiscated in the Call Room
■ Receipt and collection of personal implements.
The time and place of the Technical Meeting is 27th of May from 08:00 to 09:00 in Budva.
Entries by name must be confirmed or cancelled at this meeting. It is possible to substitute an athlete as long as the substitute is already entered in the competition. Each team may be represented by a maximum of two (2) persons. The European Athletics Technical Delegate will preside over the meeting.
Team Leaders must confirm at the Technical Meeting the names of the competitors who will ultimately take part in the competition.
Final start lists will be available at the TIC and on the website.
The final composition of the relay team and the run-ning order must be submitted to the TIC by using the respective form no later than one (1) hour prior to the start of the event.
Qualifying rounds will take place as follows:
a) If the number of registered athletes is between nine (9) and eighteen (18) for the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 100 m hurdles, 110 m hurdles, 400 m hur-dles and relays, qualification heats will take place. The two first of each heat will qualify for the final along with the athletes that have the best times from all heats.
Should the number of athletes entered for the 800 m exceed eight (8) athletes, the Official Technical Del-egate will decide how the competition should take place.
b) Athletes will be split up into different qualification heats according to their best performances achieved between 1st January 2019 and 8th May 2019.
c) Regarding all other scheduled competitions, all registered participants will take part in the final. For the long jump, triple jump, javelin throw, discus throw and shot put the best eight (8) athletes will be given three more attempts after the three initial attempts.
INITIAL HEIGHTS AND PROGRESSION
For the men’s high jump the initial height will be 1.70 m. The bar will be raised by 5 cm each time up to 2.00 m and by 3 cm each time afterwards.
For the women’s high jump, the initial height will be 1.45 m. The bar will be raised by 5 cm each time up to 1.65 m and by 3 cm each time afterwards.
For the men’s pole vault, the initial height will be 3.60 m. The bar will be raised by 20 cm each time up to 4.40 m, by 10 cm from 4.40 m to 4.80 m and by 5 cm each time afterwards.
For the women’s pole vault, the initial height will be 2.40 m. The bar will be raised by
20 cm each time up to 3.00 m by 10 cm from 3.00 m to 3.50 m and by 5 cm each time afterwards.
Requests for initial lower height must be made at the Technical Meeting.
For the triple jump final, the board will be installed at 11 m for women and 13 m for men. For the triple jump qualifications, requests for different board (9 m/11 m) will be considered at the Technical Meeting (athlets PB/SB). In any event, at the Technical Meet-ing the heights and progression can be discussed.
The Organizing Committee will provide implements and equipment certified by the IAAF. The implements provided by the Organizing Committee are selected from those appearing on the current IAAF approved implements list. Please, see 6.1.23. of this section. Personal Implements will also be allowed, providing that:
■ They are readily identifiable and are IAAF cer-tified
■ They are not already on the official list
■ They have been checked in accordance with IAAF Rules and the Technical Delegates´ instructions.
■ They are made available to all other athletes un-til the end of the Final of the event.
Poles must be labeled at both ends of the bag, bear-ing the name and gender of the athlete and the country.
Athletes will not be allowed to use their own mark-ers. For all throws and jumps (with the exception of high jump) athletes are required to use the mark-ers provided by the Organizing Committee. Athletes can use a maximum of one piece of adhesive tape (provided by the LOC) in the Relay Events while a maximum of one marker in Shot Put/Discus and two markers in other Field Events will be allowed. For the High Jump, athletes will be provided with adhesive tape. No chalk, powder or pen markers are allowed to be used on any runway or the track.
All participants must wear a uniform of their country, which must comply with the IAAF regulations.
The Judges will inspect the athletes’ clothing at the call room and only the official uniforms will be ap-proved for competition as available on EAA website on the day of the Technical Meeting.
The athletes are reminded that the eventual lap of honor, medal ceremonies and official post-event in-terviews are part of the competition and therefore the same uniform regulations will be apply.
IAAF Rule 143 and the 2011 advertising regulations will be applied. Clothing and items not conforming will be taped or removed at the call room.
An inspection will be made of any items which the athletes may have in their possession upon entering the call room. The use by athletes of mp3 players, radios, mobile phones, cameras etc. shall not be permitted. Any confiscated items may be retrieved from the TIC after the event.
COMPETITION NUMBERS (BIBS)
Each athlete will receive a total of four competition numbers, two for his/her competition vest and one for his/her bag and tracksuit. These numbers must not be cut, folded or obscured in any way. An athlete regardless of how many events he/she participates in will use the same bib. All athletes must display the numbers on their chest and back, except in the Jumping Events where one numbers only may be worn on either the chest or the back.
Relay athletes will display the number on their back and the country code on their chest. All athletes tak-ing part in track events will also be given two adhe-sive bib numbers. The bib numbers must be fixed to both sides of their shorts or legs.
The spikes on athletes’ shoes will be checked to en-sure they comply with IAAF rule 143. The following maximum spike lengths will be allowed: High Jump and Javelin: no more than 12 mm. All other events: no more than 9 mm.
An orientation visit to the Stadium and warm-up ar-eas will take place for Team Leaders and/or their representatives after the Technical Meeting. This will provide an opportunity for delegations to familiarise themselves with the athletes´ flow and the exact location of the main services at the Stadium, including changing rooms, warm-up areas, call-room, mixed zone, doping control, etc.
Team Leaders must inform all their athletes of the times at which they must report and the procedures to be followed in the call room.
Athletes who do not report to the call room may be deleted from the start list and excluded from the event in question and may be excluded from any other event for which they are entered.
Once in the call room, their Accreditation Card and their competition number will identify athletes. Call room Officials will check the following in accordance with IAAF rule 138:
■ Competition numbers
■ Shoes and spikes
■ Bags (identification on and content of)
■ Personal belongings (video cameras, tape re-corders, radios, mp3 players, mobile phones, touch pads)
The judges, who will give a receipt to the athlete, will retain all items not authorized by IAAF regulations. The athletes will be able to collect such items from the TIC.
When the control has been completed, officials will accompany the athletes from the Call Room to the competition venue.
Athlete reporting times
Athletes must report to the Call Room before each event as follows:
RUNNING EVENTS - CALL ROOM (MINUTES PRIOR) 25
- ENTRY AREA (MINUTES PRIOR) 15
HURDLES - CALL ROOM (MINUTES PRIOR) 30
- ENTRY AREA (MINUTES PRIOR) 20
JUMPS & THROWING EVENTS - CALL ROOM (MINUTES PRIOR) 45
- ENTRY AREA (MINUTES PRIOR) 35
HIGH JUMP - CALL ROOM (MINUTES PRIOR) 55
- ENTRY AREA (MINUTES PRIOR) 45
POLE VAULT - CALL ROOM (MINUTES PRIOR) 70
- ENTRY AREA (MINUTES PRIOR) 60
Each athlete is allowed a minimum of two practice trials under the supervision of the officials, more if time allows. The athletes will be called to the practice trials in the competition order.
Tracksuits shall be placed in baskets at the start and these will be taken to the mixed zone for collection after the race.
The starter’s Commands will be given in English.
Timing and Distance Measurement
The official timing will be displayed on the official electronic timing instrument and photo finish camer-as. For all races of 800 meters or more, the elapsed time will be displayed on electronic timers located at the end of each straight and at the start line of the 200 meters. An electronic starting system will be used for all races using starting blocks with a false start de-tection and auto recall system. Visual and Electronic Distance Measuring apparatus will measure all Hori-zontal Jumps and Throwing Events.
Leaving the Stadium during the competition
An athlete may only leave the competition area when accompanied by a judge. The intention has to be communicated to the referee. In the High Jump and Pole Vault, athletes who have been eliminated may leave the competition area through the Mixed Zone after the completion of a height, they are accompanied by a Judge.
Leaving the Stadium after the competition
After the competition, athletes leave immediately through the Mixed Zone, where a judge will accom-pany them. The clothing baskets will be brought to the Mixed Zone.
Water will be provided in the Mixed Zone and other zones.