The CITIUS-Meeting will be conducted in accordance with all applicable IAAF rules.
At the entrances "Wankdorf Bahnhof" (north) or "Wankdorf Center" (south), athletes identify themselves with their license (national athletes) or their starting number/accreditation (international athletes).
Only for Athletes in the Preliminary Program: Athletes are obliged to confirm their entries by making a cross on the confirmation-list in prior at least 60 mins before the starting time. Athletes of the Main-Programme are considered as confirmed and may report directly to the Call-Room.
The warm-up has to be done outside the stadium (around the sports hall or on the "Allmend"). A 80 meter-running-tunnel (with four synthetic lanes) is at athletes (and coaches) disposal (in the basement of the sports hall) as well.
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Athletes must report to the Call-Room before each event as follows:
Athletes arriving late may be excluded from participation in the event.
Inspection of Personal Belongings
Thorough check of personal belonging will be conducted in the Call-Room. Any personal belonging (such as tape-recorders, radio, mobile phones, MP3 players, video cameras, etc.) forbidden to be taken to the field of play by IAAF rules will be confiscated in the Call-Room. All confiscated objects from the competitors will be returned therein after the event.
Dimensions and Number of Spikes
(IAAF RULES 143.3 and 143.4)
The sole and heel of the shoes shall be so constructed as to provide for the use of up to 11 spikes. The part of each spike which projects from the sole or the heel shall not exceed 9 mm except in the High Jump, where it shall not exceed 12 mm. The spike must be so constructed that it will, at least for the half of its length closest to the tip, fit through a square sided 4 mm gauge.
The Sole and the Heel
(IAAF RULE 143.5)
In the High Jump and Long Jump, the sole shall have a maximum 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.
The athletes’ personal bibs shall be pinned onto the front of the competition clothes (except in the case of the vertical jumping events, where the bib may be worn on the breast or back). The bibs may not be cut, bent or covered in any way whatsoever. Each runner in a relay team must wear the bib with the official three-letter country code of his/her national federation on the front. On the back the runner must wear the National flag emblem bib.
Athletes competing in track events will also be given two adhesive hip numbers in the Call-Room before entering the field. The hip numbers must be secured to each leg of the athlete.
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.
Starting Heights and the raising of the bar in high jump and pole vault are as follows:
The participant must inform the chief-judge of the position of the crossbar he requires for his first trial and this position shall be recorded. If subsequently an athlete wants to make any changes, he should immediately inform the chief-judge before the crossbar has been set in accordance with his initial wishes. Failure to do this shall lead to the start of his time.
Automatic Timing and a False Start System (ALGE timing) will be used.
The measurements in Long Jump will be done by using electronic distance measurement devices. Measurements in vertical jumps will be done with calibrated steel bars.
Starting commands will be announced in English.
The following commands will be given at distances up to and including 400m:
− On your marks!
At distances including 800 m and longer:
− On your marks!
If for any reason the starter feels it is necessary to interrupt the process, he will say: “Stand Up”
Falsestart indicators will be installed on the starting blocks.
Athletes will not be permitted to use their own markers during the competitions. Those athletes wishing to use a marker may only use the markers provided by the OC at the event site. The Call-Room-Team will provide adhesive tape for athletes participating in the relays (one mark per athlete, in the case of the first and second take-over zone), and high jump (two marks per athlete). The athletes competing in long jump and pole vault can use up to two marks.
Order of leaving the arena
All athletes must leave the infield through the Mixed-Zone.
In Track events athletes will leave the field of play right after finishing.
Athletes eliminated at a certain height in vertical jumps, will leave together at the end of that height.
After the 3rd attempt, in horizontal field events, the athletes not qualified for the 3 last trials, will leave the field of play together at the end of this trial; the athletes competing in the last 3 trials, will leave the field of play together after the end of the final.
In the all above mentioned situations, athletes will be escorted to the Mixed-Zone by an official or a volunteer.
The athletes having left the Mixed-Zone will not be allowed to go back therein.
The results will be published on our website in English.
After the last discipline of the event, all winners of the main program will be honoured together. The winners of the disciplines will gather at the defined time in their competition dress (tracksuit) in the Call-Room.
Athletes may be tested during the entire period of their CITIUS-Participation, regardless of their location. Antidoping Schweiz acknowledges its conformity with the International Standard for Testing andInvestigations (ISTI) and anti-doping activities to fulfill its role and responsibilities under the Code.