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Technical Informations / Rules

The CITIUS meeting will be held according to the current IAAF rules.

The complete technical informations as PDF:

Technical Informations

Before the competition

Callroom
Athletes must report to the Call-Room before each event as follows:

Event
Call-Room
Call-Room out
Last Call
Leaving for competition
Races
15 mins before event
10 mins before event
Long Jump,
High Jump,
Javelin,
Shotput
40 mins before event
35 mins before event

Athletes arriving late may be excluded from the event.

Access to the area
Athletes will identify themselves at the entrance "Wankdorf Center" (south) with their license or a valid ID (national athletes) or their bib/accreditation (international athletes).

Coaches
One coach per athlete of the national program can register and gain access to the standing place area of the event. The registration therefore is available on the CITIUS website. The registration of the coaches in the main program is done by Mirko Tamo.

Registration
Athletes in the Preliminary Program: Athletes must confirm their participation by ticking the box on the rollcall list at least 60 minutes before the start time. The athletes will receive their bib in the entrance area of the sports hall Wankdorf.
Athletes in the main program: They are already confirmed and can go directly to the call room at the given time.

Equipment control
Own equipment (javelins and shot puts) may be used at the competition as long as it has been checked at the equipment control in the entrance area of the sportshall before the competition.

Warm-up area
The warm-up must take place outside the stadium (around the sports hall or on the"Allmend"). An 80m running tunnel (with three synthetic lanes) is also available to athletes (and coaches) in the basement of the sports hall.

Checking of personal belongings
Personal belongings will be checked in the Call Room. All personal items (such as recording devices, radios, cell phones, MP3 players, video cameras, etc.) that are not allowed in the competition according to IAAF rules will be confiscated in the Call Room. All confiscated items from participants will be returned there after the event.

Extract from the IAAF rules:

Dimensions and number of spikes
(IAAF-Rules143.3 and 143.4)
The sole and heel of the shoes must be constructed so that up to 11 spikes can be used. The part of each spike that projects from the sole or heel must not exceed 9 mm, except in the javelin throw, where it must not exceed 12 mm. The spike must be designed to fit through a square 4mm template for at least half of its length closest to the tip.

The sole and the heel
(IAAF-Regel143.5)
In the High Jump and Long Jump, the sole shall have abmaximum thickness of 13 mm and the heel in High Jump shall have a maximum thickness of 19 mm. In all other events the sole and/or heel may be of any thickness.

New rule for shoes
(amendment to Rule 5, 4. December 2020)
In all disciplines, the new IAAF rules regarding shoes must be followed.

BIBS
The athletes' personal BIB must be worn on the front of the competition clothing (except for vertical jumps, where the BIB can be worn on the chest or back). The BIB must not be folded, bent or covered in anyway.

Hip numbers
Athletes competing in track events will also be given two adhesive hip numbers in the callroom before entering the field. The hip numbers must be secured to each leg of the athlete.

Competition Procedures

In track events tracksuits will be put in baskets at the start. These baskets will be taken to the Kit Collection Area at Post Event Control in the Mixed-Zone.

Presentation of athletes
3 Minutes before the race, the presentation oft he athletes will start. The presentation of the field events will take place on the facility.

Starting commands
Starting commands will be announced in English.
The following commands will be given at distances up to and including 400m:
"Onyour marks"! …-"Set"! ...- Shot
At distances including 800 m and longer:
"Onyour marks"! … -Shot
If for any reason the starter feels that it is necessary to interrupt the process, he will say:
“Stand Up”

Measurements
An electronic timing and false start system (ALGE timing) is used. The distance measurements in the technical disciplines are carried out with the help of electronic distance measuring devices. Measurements in the vertical jumps will be done with calibrated telescopic measuring rods.

Field events

Provisional jumping heights

High jump:
165–170–175–178–181–184–187–190–192–194–196–198- …

The definitive jump heights will be determined by the CITIUS competition management at the latest 3 days before the competition based on the field of participants.

Number of attempts (long jump, javelin, shotput)
In the national program and in the long jump of the international program all athletes have 6 attempts. 
Diamond League javelin and shot put: The rules of the Diamond League apply. After the third round the order will be reversed and the best 8 athletes will have two more attempts. The best three athletes after 3 attempts qualify for the "Final Three". Here, the previous attempts are deleted, and the first three places are determined by the result in the 6th attempt.

Markers
Athletes are not allowed to use their own markers during the competition. Athletes who wish to use a marker may only use the markers provided by CITIUS-Meeting.

Timetable

Post Competition Information

Leaving the competition area
All athletes must leave the competition area through the mixed zone. Then the way leads along the edge of the track back to the sports hall.

Running disciplines:
All runners leave the competition area immediately after crossing the finishline.

Technical disciplines:
-Athletes eliminated in vertical jumps at a certain height may leave the competition area together at the end of a height.
-In the other technical disciplines, athletes will leave the competition area together at the end of the last attempt. In the above-mentioned situations, the athletes will be accompanied by an official or a helper to the mixed zone.

Mixed Zone
Athletes who have left the mixed zone are not allowed to return to it.

Victory ceremonies
After the last discipline of the event, there will be a common victory ceremony for all discipline winners of the main program. The winners of the disciplines will gather in the Call Room at 19:50 in their competition dress or training suit.

Results
Live results and rankings will be published on our website.

Doping Control
Athletes can be tested during the whole period of their CITIUS participation, regardless of their location. Antidoping Switzerland conducts the doping controls and adheres to the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI).