Technical Rules Summary

Competition Rules Summary

Please feel free to download and distribute any of the competition rules summary documents as listed below. These documents serve as an introduction in understanding the basic competition rules. If anything is still unclear, please refer to the IAAF competition rules document and/or IAAF referee document.

All documents are courtesy of BOLAND Athletics who kindly gave permission to publish them on our website.

  • 1 - The duty of the Technical Delegate
  • 2 - The duty of the Competition Directorate
  • 3 - The duty of the Meeting Manager
  • 4 - The duty of Referees
  • 5 - The duty of Starters
  • 6 - The duty of Track Judges
  • 7 - The duty of Timekeepers
  • 8 - The duty of Track Umpires
  • 9 - Summary of Long Jump Rules
  • 10 - Summary of Triple Jump Rules
  • 11 - Summary of High Jump Rules
  • 12 - Summary of Pole Vault Rules
  • 13 - Summary of Shot Put Rules
  • 14 - Summary of Discus Throw Rules
  • 15 - Summary of Hammer Throw Rules
  • 16 - Summary of Javelin Throw Rules
  • 17 - Cross Country Course Lay-out
  • 18 - Reading the Windmeter
  • 19 - Dealing with Ties in Competitions
  • 20 - Dealing with Protests and Appeals
  • 21 - Deployment of Technical Officials
  • 22 - Venue preparation - Track and Field + Cross Country
  • 23 - Documents Used During Competitions