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    INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION

    SPECIAL REGULATIONS & TECHNICAL RULES

    SPEED SKATING

    and

    SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING

    2014

    as accepted by the 55th Ordinary Congress June 2014

    In the ISU Constitution and Regulations, the masculine gender used in relation to any physical person (for example, Skater/Competitor, Official, member of a Member etc. or pronouns such as he, they, them) shall, unless there is a specific provision to the contrary, be understood as including the feminine gender.

    See also the ISU Constitution and General Regulations

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    INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION

    Regulations laid down by the following Congresses:

    1st Scheveningen 1892 29th Bergen 1961 2nd Copenhagen 1895 30th Helsinki 1963 3rd Stockholm 1897 31st Vienna 1965 4th London 1899 32nd Amsterdam 1967 5th Berlin 1901 33rd Maidenhead 1969 6th Budapest 1903 34th Venice 1971 7th Copenhagen 1905 35th Copenhagen 1973 8th Stockholm 1907 36th Munich 1975 9th Amsterdam 1909 37th Paris 1977 10th Vienna 1911 38th Davos 1980 11th Budapest 1913 39th Stavanger 1982 12th Amsterdam 1921 40th Colorado Springs 1984 13th Copenhagen 1923 41st Velden 1986 14th Davos 1925 42nd Davos 1988 15th Luchon 1927 43rd Christchurch 1990 16th Oslo 1929 44th Davos 1992 17th Vienna 1931 45th Boston 1994 18th Prague 1933 46th Davos 1996 19th Stockholm 1935 47th Stockholm 1998 20th St. Moritz 1937 48th Qubec 2000 21st Amsterdam 1939 49th Kyoto 2002 22nd Oslo 1947 50th Scheveningen 2004 23rd Paris 1949 51st Budapest 2006 24th Copenhagen 1951 52nd Monaco 2008 25th Stresa 1953 53rd Barcelona 2010 26th Lausanne 1955 54th Kuala Lumpur 2012 27th Salzburg 1957 55th Dublin 2014 28th Tours 1959

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    I. Special Regulations for Speed Skating

    INDEX

    A. Distances Page Rule No. 200 Distances and team competitions 11 201 Distances and team competitions at ISU

    Championships 12

    World Allround Championships 12 European Championships 12 World Sprint Championships 13 World Junior Championships 13 World Single Distances Championships 14 Distances with optional quartet starts 15 202 Distances at Olympic Winter Games 15 B. Tracks Rule No. 203 Standard tracks 15 204 Other Speed Skating tracks 16 205 Track at ISU Championships and ISU World Cup

    Competitions 16

    206 Track at Olympic Winter Games 16 C. Organization of the Competitions Rule No. 207 Entrance fees 17 208 Entries for ISU Championships and ISU Events 17 Entries only through ISU Members 17 Qualifying times 17 World Single Distances Championships 17 World Allround Championships 19 European Championships 20 World Sprint Championships 20 World Junior Championships 21 Deadlines for entries 21 209 Entries for Olympic Winter Games 22 Entry quotas 22 Qualification System 23

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    D. Officials and their duties Rule No. 210 Officials necessary 28 211 Appointment of Officials 28 212 Nomination of Referees and Starters for ISU

    Championships and Olympic Winter Games 29

    213 Nomination of Referees and Starters for International Competitions and National Championships

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    214 Appointment of Referees, Starters and other Officials for ISU Championships

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    215 Appointment of Officials for Olympic Winter Games

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    216 Duties and powers of the Referee 31 217 Duties and powers of the Starter 32 Starting equipment 33 218 Duties of Track Judges 33 219 Duties of Lap Scorers 33 220 Duties of Finishing Line Judge 34 E. World records Rule No. 221 World Record events 34 Conditions to be observed 35 Documents to be submitted and issued

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    F. World Cup Rule No. 222 Speed Skating World Cup 37 G. Equipment of Competitors Rule No. 223 Racing suits and safety equipment 37 Warming-up suits 38 Skates 38 Communication equipment 38

    Musical equipment 38 Devices to enable timekeeping 39 Armband or other means of identification 39 Infringements of equipment rules 39

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    II. Technical Rules for Speed Skating

    A. Tracks Page Rule No. 226 Demarcation of the competition track 43 227 Layout of the track 43 Measurement 43 Starting and finishing lines 43 Coaches area 44 228 Measures to protect safety of Skaters 44 Measures to avoid accidents 44 Protection measures minimum requirements for

    all competitions 44

    Protection measures at ISU Events and Olympic Winter Games

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    229 Preparation of the ice 46 ISU Ice Commission 46 Information from the ice technical expert 46 B. Organization of the Competitions Rule No. 230 Announcement and conduct of ISU Championships 47 231 Communication during ISU Championships 47 232 Date and contents of Announcements 47 Supplementary conditions 47 233 Late announcements 47 234 Postponement of dates of Competition

    Withdrawal of an announcement 47 47

    235 Entries, Nicknames/Preferred names, Post Entries 47 236 Reserved 47 237 Validity of events 48 238 Expenses at ISU Championships 48 Reimbursements of expenses to Skaters and

    Officials 48

    C. Drawing Procedures Rule No. 239 Public Meeting for announcements and draws 48 Drawing at ISU Championships and other ISU

    Events 48

    240 Drawing at World Allround Championships, European Championships and World Single Distances Championships

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    First draw at World Allround Championships 49

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    Further draw at World Allround Championships 49 Qualification for the fourth distance at World

    Allround Championships 50

    Drawing at European Championships 51 Drawing at World Single Distances

    Championships 51

    241 Drawing at Olympic Winter Games 52 242 Drawing at World Sprint Championships 54 Drawing at International Sprint Competitions 54 243 Drawing at World Junior Championships 55 244 Drawing at International Competitions 55 Events with one award of prizes, drawing and

    composition of pairs 56

    245 Withdrawal from the start after draw 56 Entry of substitutes 56 246 Adjustment of starting order 57 D. Timekeeping Rule No. 247 Automatic and manual timekeeping 57 248 Watches 58 249 Official times 58 250 Manual timekeeping procedure 58 251 Automatic timekeeping procedure 59 252 Split times and times for individual laps 61 E. Racing Rules Rule No. 253 Counter-clockwise skating 62 Skating in separate racing lanes 62 Changing lanes 62 Competitions and distances with special rules 62 254 Call to the start 64 255 Starting procedure 64 False start 65 256 Keeping within the designated competition lane 65 Cutting the inner line in the curve 65 Crossing the lines of the designated competition

    lane 66

    Exceptional situations 66 257 Responsibility in cases of collision 66 Responsibility when overtaking 66 Disqualifications 67 258 Distance between Competitors after overtaking 67 259 Pace-making 67 260 Finishing line 67 261 Racing rules for team competitions 68

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    Team Pursuit races 68 Relay races 68 Team Sprint races 69 Disqualification and fresh starts in team

    competitions 70

    262 Allowance of fresh start 70 Required rest time 70 Starting lanes for fresh starts 70 263 Doping 71 F. Results of the Competition Rule No. 264 Announcement of results 71 265 Results of events over single distances 71 Results of events over several distances 72 Calculation of points 72 Final classification in competitions over several

    distances 72

    Results of Team Pursuit events 72 Results of Mass start races 72 Results of Team Sprint races 72 266 Participation in all distances 73 267 Titles 73 268 Winners 73 269 Medals 74 270 Prizes 74 271 Awarding of medals 74 272 Results of Championships 74 273 Official protocol

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    G. Protests and Disqualifications Rule No. 274 Protests 75 275 Disqualification 76 276 Appeals 76 277 Exclusion of Competitors, etc. 76 H. Quartet starts Rule No. 278 Competition format 77 Starting procedures and composition of quartets 77

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    III. Special Regulations for Short Track Speed Skating

    INDEX

    A. Tracks Page Rule No. 280 Track 80 Track markers 80 Rink Board padding 81 Facilities at rink 81 B. World Championships Rule No. 281 Distances and program 81 Entries 83 Drawing and seeding procedure 83 Conditions of contest 84 Winner(s) 84 Rule No. 282 Reserved C. World Junior Championships Rule No. 283 Distances and program 84 Entries 85 Drawing and seeding procedure 86 Conditions of contest 86 Winner 86 D. Olympic Winter Games Rule No. 284 Distances 87 Entry quotas 87 Qualification system 87 Process of confirmation of places 89 Reallocation of unused quota positions 89 Qualifying timeline 90 Medal assignments at Olympic Winter Games 90

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    E. European Championships Rule No. 285 Distances and program 91 Entries 92 Drawing and seeding procedure 93 Conditions of contest 93 Winner(s) 93 F. World Cup Competitions Rule No. 286 Conditions of contest 94 G. Competitions Rule No. 287 Competitions 97 H. Officials and their duties Rule No. 288 Representative of the Technical Committee 97 289 Nomination and Appointment of Officials 98 Nominations of Officials 98 Appointment of Officials 100 290 Officials necessary 101 Medical 101 Referee 101 Assistant Referee 103 Assistant Referee Video 103 Starter 103 Competitors Steward 103 Heat Box Steward 104 Photo Finish Judge 104 Chief Finish Line Judge and Finish Line Judges 104 Chief Timekeeper and Timekeepers 105 Lap Scorer 105 Lap Recorder 105 Announcer 105 Tr