Vademecum

Vademecum of ASCERI

 

The official working language of ASCERI is English

The only valid version of this Vademecum is the English Version

 

 PREAMBLE

 

The Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes fosters human and sporting contacts of public research institutes at European level.

In order to achieve and maintain harmonious contact between all its members, all political and religious issues are kept out of prerequisites and rules our Association.

A 1 - Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes

The Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes (ASCERI) is an unregistered, non-profit association.

ASCERI was created to encourage sporting and amicable relationships between staff of European research institutes. The international sports meetings of the Sports Communities of European Research Institutes which started in 1966 later led to the establishment of ASCERI.

The aim of ASCERI is to contribute to a united Europe through sport.

A 2 - Issue and Use of the Vademecum

The rules contained in this Vademecum are binding for all Member Institutes of ASCERI.

These rules were first agreed up at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates on 2nd June 1984 and have been adapted following on from subsequent Annual Conferences of ASCERI Delegates. All changes have been recorded in the minutes of the Annual Conference at which they were agreed upon.

Changes to the Vademecum can only be adopted at an Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates by a 2/3 majority vote.

ASCERI retains the intellectual property rights of the Vademecum.

The rules and guidelines contained herein are mandatory for all sports meetings.

These sports meetings are:

  • Summer ATOMIADE or Summer Games
  • Winter ATOMIADE or Winter Games
  • Autumn ATOMIADE or Autumn Games

A 3 - Roles, Duties and Responsibilities of the ASCERI Management Board

The role of the ASCERI Management Board is to work on behalf of the member institutes to further the aim of ASCERI as set out in the Preamble.

The ASCERI Management Board is charged with:

  1. the promotion, organisation and co-operation between the sporting communities of the European research institutes.
  2. making proposals to, and executing the requests of the ASCERI Delegates agreed upon at the Annual Conference.
  3. the efficient and effective running of the Association on behalf of its member associations.
  4. proposing and producing documents for the promotion of ASCERI.

The ASCERI Management Board is currently composed of 8 members: President, Vice President, Treasurer and 5 Executive Board Members.

The ASCERI Management Board meets once per year immediately before an Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates. Additional meetings may be held if the need arises.

Decisions on issues raised during these meetings are agreed upon by a simple majority. Decisions can also be made by written procedure.

The ASCERI Management Board may invite experts to its meetings to discuss or advise on specific topics. Invited participants do not have voting rights.

A 3.1 President

The President is responsible for:

  1. Promoting ASCERI to research institutes not already affiliated to the Association.
  2. Promoting sports meetings between the European research Institutes and any other interested communities or associations.
  3. Guaranteeing the continuation of ASCERI sports meetings.
  4. The elaboration of tournament rules for the various kinds of sports at the sports meetings in consultation with the relevant Expert Committees.
  5. Organising ASCERI Management Board meetings for which he/she is also the Chair.
  6. Communication with the media

The President or in his/her absence the Vice President, attends sports meetings as representative of ASCERI.

A 3.2 Vice President

The Vice President guarantees permanent support to the President in the carrying out of his/her duties. The allocation of duties of the President and the Vice-President should be made by mutual agreement.

A 3.3 Treasurer

The Treasurer is in charge of the ASCERI financial administration.

The Treasurer provides a report to the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates of all income and expenditure for the preceding year. The accounts are verified by the Finance Expert Committee prior to presentation to the Delegates at the Annual Conference.

The Treasurer proposes a budget forecast showing the expected income and expenditure for the following year and presents this to the Delegates at the Annual Conference.

A 3.4 Secretary

The Secretary:

  1. Is responsible for the provision ofsecretarial, clerical and administrative support in the first instance to the President and thereafter to the ASCERI Management Board and Delegates if required.
  2. Takes the minutes at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates. The draft minutes are sent to the Executive Board Members and Delegates and are approved at the next following Annual Conference. Once approved at the Annual Conference and signed by the President, the Secretary distributes the minutes to the Delegates and places them on the ASCERI website.
  3. Maintains the ASCERI archives.
  4. Updates the Vademecum according to decisions taken at the Annual Conference.
  5. Maintains and updates the mailing list of members.
  6. Is responsible for internal and external correspondence.
  7. Is responsible for sending out the notices for the annual membership fees to the Delegates.

A 4 - Financial Matters

A 4.1 Financing Sports Meetings

Each organiser of a sports meeting must aim to keep the expenses for each participant as low as possible by choosing adequate accommodation and arranging the programme to enable as many athletes as possible to participate.

The costs resulting from the organisation and execution of sports meetings will be paid by the participants in form of a registration fee.

A pre-payment of €50 per person of the registration fee should be paid in advance to the organisers of a sports meeting.

The organiser is under no obligation to refund the pre-payment if a research institute cancels its participation after having paid the registration fee pre-payment.

A detailed financial report is to be made and presented at the following Annual Conference of the Delegates.

Organisers are not allowed to make a profit from sports meetings. If a surplus from participants' contributions remains at the end of a sports meeting, this money may be paid to ASCERI. It is not permitted to pay the surplus, or part of it, to the organisers.

If a surplus from sponsorship by the host centre or its sports association remains at the end of a sports meeting, this money will not be returned to ASCERI but to the host centre or its sports association.

Where there is a disagreement a decision will be taken at the following Annual Conference.

A 4.2 Financing ASCERI Running Costs

Membership Fee

Each member of the ASCERI is required to pay an annual membership fee.

This membership fee must be paid within the first half of the year after receipt of the invoice. Any bank charges for remittance are to be paid by the members.

If the membership fee is not paid despite being reminded twice, the member can be excluded from the Association (see section A 7.2 b).

Sports Meetings

The organiser of a sports meeting is required to pay a fee to ASCERI for each participant by way of contribution towards ASCERI running costs. The fee is currently €3 per participant.

A 4.3 Fees

The membership fees are fixed at an Annual Conference and are be subject to indexing every 3 years on the rotation of the President and Management Board.

No. of members

Fee €

No. of members

Fee €

< 50

50

< 1000

175

< 100

75

< 1500

200

< 250

100

< 2000

225

< 500

125

> 2000

250

 

A 4.4 Expenses

The work of the ASCERI Management Board is honorary. Any expenses incurred, which cannot be repaid by the member's own institute, may be repaid by ASCERI on the production of appropriate evidence.

The President's expenses in connection with attendance at a sports meeting may be refunded by ASCERI on request and after agreement by the Management Board.

A 5 - Expert Committees

The Expert Committees draw up the rules and regulations of ASCERI sports meetings and, if necessary, adapt them to new requirements or international changes.

The members of the Expert Committees act in an advisory capacity to sports meeting organisers and mediate in the case of disputes in the absence of a mediation panel.

The Expert Committees are confirmed at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates.

The Research Institutes printed in bold in the table below are the lead co-ordinators and the reference points for the President.

 

Sport

Institute

Sport

Institute

Sport

Institute

ATHLETICS

HZ Berlin

ILL Grenoble

KIT Karlsruhe

ESRF Grenoble

BADMINTON

NUCLEA Mol

MePhi Moscow

KTE Karlsruhe

BASKETBALL

CERN

CEA Saclay

Nuclea Mol

CHESS

IHEP Protvino

NRC KI

AIT Vienna

CYCLING

FS Rossendorf

FZ Jülich

JRC Geel

FOOTBALL

JRC Ispra

NCBJ Otwock

MePhi Moscow

KTE Karlsruhe

GOLF

JRC Geel

CEA Cadarache

CERN

PSI Villigen

IN-LINE SKATING

JRC Karlsruhe

CEA Saclay

ESRF Grenoble

SHOOTING

CEA Saclay

JRC Ispra

SWIMMING

CEA Saclay

CEA-Fontenay aux-Roses

AIT Vienna

TABLE TENNIS

HZ GSI Darmstadt

FZ Jülich

KIT Karlsruhe

TENNIS

NUCLEA Mol

PSI Villigen

NRC Moscow

TRIATHLON

CEA Cadarache

CERN Geneva

CEA FAR

VOLLEYBALL

NUCLEA Mol

CEA Saclay

JRC Geel

PSI Villigen

WATER SPORT

CEA Saclay

JRC Petten

Nuclea Mol

WINTER SPORT

ESRF Grenoble

ILL Grenoble

AIT Vienna

KIT Karlsruhe

JRC Ispra

CERN Geneva

CEA Cadarache

   

A 6 - Meetings of the Delegates

The meetings of the Delegates include:

  • Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates
  • General meeting of the team captains (at sports meetings)

All meetings will be conducted in English. The organisers of a sports meeting will ensure that, whenever necessary, adequate translation is provided.

Minutes are to be taken at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates by the Secretary. The minutes will be written in English. The minutes together with an attendance list are to be distributed by the Secretary to the Delegates of the ASCERI member institutes.

A 6.1 Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates

The Delegates are invited by the appointed conference co-ordinator.

A maximum of two Delegates per research institute are entitled to attend, however, there is only one vote. Delegates unable to be present may send a sports representative from their institute to replace them.

The meeting place is confirmed by the co-ordinator at the preceding annual conference.

Invitations to the Annual Conference must be sent out at least 6 weeks prior to the appointed date, and should include the registration deadline.

Items for the agenda are to be addressed to the President four weeks prior to the date of the conference. The preliminary agenda is distributed to the Delegates at least two weeks prior to this date by the Secretary.

The Annual Conference is chaired by the President or, in case of his/her absence by the Vice-President.

The President and Vice President are only entitled to vote if they are the sole delegate of their respective research institute.

Decisions are made by a simple majority of votes cast, unless otherwise stated in the individual passages of the Vademecum.

In case of an equal vote, the President has the casting vote. If the President abstains from voting, the vote is considered as “against” the motion.

New members are admitted by a simple majority of the votes cast.

Members can only be excluded by ¾ majority of the votes cast (see item A 7.2 b).

The Management Board may request dedicated committees to work on special tasks, the results of which are discussed and, if necessary, decided upon at the Annual Conference.

General problems arising at sports meetings as well as financial reports of the sports meetings are discussed and voted upon.

Deletions or modifications of the Vademecum and the rules and regulations for tournaments and competitions are discussed and decided upon. These amendments, deletions or modifications are to be sent to the participants in draft form together with the agenda two weeks prior to the date of the conference. The relevant Expert Committees should have the opportunity to discuss amendments before they are presented to the conference for consideration. This may be done by written procedure for practical reasons.

Income and expenses, together with a detailed financial report, is drawn up by the Treasurer and presented to the Financial Committee prior to the Annual Conference. The Treasurer also prepares a detailed forecast of income and expenditure for the following year in agreement with the Management Board. The financial status and forecast are presented, discussed and agreed upon by the Delegates.

The decisions agreed upon by the Delegates present at the Annual Conference are binding for all members of ASCERI.

At the Annual Conference preceding a summer ATOMIADE the election of the President, Vice President and Board members is included in the agenda (see A 6.3).

A 6.2 General Meetings of the Delegates

General meetings of the Delegates are held during the respective sports meetings. They are convened and chaired by the organiser of the sports meeting.

The purpose of these general meetings is to clarify any issues regarding the sports meeting.

However, on request of the Delegates, this meeting may define proposals and issues to be discussed further at an Annual Conference.

A general meeting of the Delegates can only pass decisions that concern the current sports meeting.

Decisions are made by a simple majority vote. In case of an equal vote this will be considered as “against” the motion.

Each research institute has one vote independent of the number of events they have registered for.

The President and other members of the Management Board are not eligible to vote unless he/she also represents a research institute as a Delegate.

A 6.3 Election of the ASCERI Management Board

The election of the ASCERI Management Board takes place during the Annual Conference of the ASCERI Delegates which precedes a summer ATOMIADE. This is placed as a special item on the agenda at the end of the meeting.

Candidatures for the Management Board positions will be requested by the President prior to the Annual Conference. The Delegates will be informed in advance of the names of the candidates for President, Vice President and Treasurer when known.

If only one candidature is received for the positions of President, Vice President and Treasurer, no election process will be required.

The organiser of the Annual Conference concerned will chair the elections.

Only those persons, or their substitutes, who are listed under Associated Institutes of the ASCERI Website are entitled to vote.

Each Research Institute represented at the Annual Conference has one vote. A Research Institute not represented at the Annual Conference may request a Delegate from another Research Institute to vote on their behalf. Written evidence must be provided.

The vote is carried out by secret ballot.

The Chairman will request a Delegate, who is not a candidate, to verify the result of the ballot and announce the name of the person elected. The count will not be announced, however, Delegates and candidates may individually verify the count on request.

The person receiving the majority of votes is elected President. In the case of an equal vote, a second secret ballot will be held.

The election of the Management Board takes place immediately after the election of the President using the same method and in the following order:

  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer

The candidates for the remaining Management Board positions will be voted upon using the voting cards directly after the nomination of President, Vice President and Treasurer.

The remaining tasks and duties for the Management Board will be allocated by the President in a separate meeting with the newly elected Management Board. These positions will be communicated to the Delegates before the closure of the Annual Conference.

The assumption of office takes place immediately and the changes are presented at the opening ceremony of the following summer ATOMIADE.

The mandate for the ASCERI Management Board is for a period of 3 years.

A 7 - Membership

Membership of ASCERI is open to all sports associations of European research institutes and is granted under the following conditions:

Applications for admission to ASCERI are to be addressed in writing to the President. The application must include the following information:

  • Name and address of the research institute
  • Information on research content of the research institute
  • Abbreviation of the research institute to be used at sports meetings
  • Kinds of sports offered within the sports community of the research institute
  • Number of members of the sports community
  • Name and address of the contact person(s)

By submission of the application form, the sports community/committee of the applying research institute acknowledges the rules, regulations and financial commitments set out in this Vademecum.

A 7.1 Confirmation of the Admission

Applications for membership are presented at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates. Admission will be decided by a simple majority vote.

A least one delegate of the applying research institute should be present at the Annual Conference in order to answer any additional questions from the Delegates. If for any reason this is not possible, a Delegate from another affiliated ASCERI institute may speak on the applicant’s behalf.

In the case of acceptance, the representative(s) of the applying research institute are immediately entitled to vote.

Financial commitments (see A 4.2 and A 4.4) also come into effect immediately.

In the case of refusal the applicant will be informed of the decision by the President in writing; reasons will be given.

A 7.2 Termination of Membership

a) Withdrawal

A member can, at any time, declare its withdrawal from ASCERI.

The declaration of withdrawal is to be addressed in writing to the President.

b) Exclusion

A member can be suspended or permanently excluded from ASCERI for the following reasons:

  • The member infringes with gross negligence the rules and regulations of the Vademecum, thereby causing damage to material of others;
  • The member does not pay the membership fee in spite of being reminded twice;
  • The member it is not willing to contribute to the ASCERI despite several requests.
  • The member fails to pay the appropriate registration fees to an event organiser

The President may propose to suspend a member for any of the reasons stated above until the decision to permanently exclude the member is taken at the Annual Conference of ASCERI delegates by ¾ majority vote.

Members of ASCERI whose membership has been terminated either by withdrawal or by exclusion are not permitted to participate in ASCERI sports meetings.

Any financial obligations due to ASCERI remain in force and are to be settled without delay.

A 8 - Honorary Positions

A 8.1 Honorary President

The title "Honorary President" may be conferred on a President who retires from his/her post.

The Honorary President(s) is/are to be invited to all ASCERI sports events and to all Annual Conferences. He/she/they does/do not have specific tasks and may participate in the Annual Conferences in a consulting function.

ASCERI will contribute towards the expenses of the Honorary President(s). The President will propose the amount to the ASCERI Management Board for agreement. The decision will thereafter be conveyed to the Honorary President(s) by the President.

A 8.2    Honorary Member

A delegate who has worked in the service of ASCERI may be appointed "Honorary Member".

A 9 - Sports Meetings

A 9.1 Participants

The ASCERI website lists the sports organisations and research institutes currently part of the Association. Only the members of these sports organisations and the staff of these research institutes are permitted to participate in sports meetings. Family members of the staff members of research institutes may also participate.

Sports organisations of research institutes or their employees, who are not part of ASCERI, may participate as guests in sports events at the discretion of the organiser. Their participation however takes place "out of competition" and they will not be considered in the evaluation."

A 9.2 Frequency of the Sports Meetings

Tournaments shall take place within a 3 year cycle.

A 9.3 Application for organising a Sports Event

A research institute wishing to organise one of the sports meetings listed in A 1 should present their candidature to the President or at the Annual Conference of ASCERI Delegates.

A 9.4 Organisation of Sports Meetings

The following list represents a guideline for the organisers of sports meetings and should be taken into account when commencing the organisation of the sports meeting:

  • Name of the organising research institute
  • Place and date, the first and the last day of the sports meeting
  • Number of playing fields or places for the tournament
  • Conditions of the sporting places
  • Instructions of the composition of teams (number of participants per centre and per team, male, female or mixed) for sports with single competitions for the institute evaluation, if there are no regulations stipulated in the Vademecum
  • Maximum number of participating teams or players
  • Information on accommodation
  • Registration fee
  • Services included in the fee
  • First and last day of registration
  • Date of paying the pre-registration fee and the balance of the fee
  • Cancellation policy (A 9.4.1)
  • Arrangements for transporting the teams
  • Information on the expected number of kilometres for the buses to the tournament places
  • Fee for the bus driver
  • Insurance of the participants
  • Information about the tourist/leisure programme (if any) including dates, time, and costs
  • Details of the programme for all participants
  • Water to be provided for all sports

A 9.4.1 Cancellation policy

It is advised to establish a cancellation policy in order to safeguard the organising institute against financial losses which may be incurred due to cancellation by a participant when a financial commitment has been made on their part. This policy should be communicated in the official invitation.

The undernoted cancellation policy is intended as a guideline and may be adapted according to the requirements of the organising institute.

The charges apply to the registration fee and not to the hotel which will have its own cancellation policy.

  • More than 60 days before the event: 30% of the total amount
  • Between 59 and 30 days before the event: 50% of the total amount
  • Between 29 and 14 days before the event: 75% of the total amount
  • Less than 14 days or no presentation: 100% of the total amount

A 9.5 Oath of ASCERI

At all sports meetings the participants personally undertake to compete respectfully, fairly and in friendly competition with their opponents.

The oath is read by a participant, chosen by the organiser, immediately after the opening ceremony of the sports meeting.

Oath

Throughout our sports meetings we solemnly promise to show friendship and respect towards our opponents in accordance with our sporting and professional ethics. In honesty and sincerity we will serve our cause, understanding among nations.

A 9.6 Challenge Cups

A trophy (Challenge Cup) for exceptional performance may be awarded to an ASCERI research institute. A challenge cup becomes the property of the research institute if it is won either:

  • 3 times in a row
  • or 5 times in total

Sports meeting

Challenge cup awarded to:

Summer Atomiade/Summer Games

First ASCERI member in Atomiade evaluation

Winter Atomiade/Winter Games

First ASCERI member in Atomiade evaluation

Football tournament

First ASCERI member in tournament

Small field football tournament

First ASCERI member in tournament

Tennis tournament

First ASCERI member in tournament according to team evaluation rules

 

The current holders of the challenge cup are obliged to return the trophy to the sports meeting organisers on the occasion of the next similar tournament on time even if the holders of the trophy will not participate in the next tournament.

A 9.7 Mediation Panel

If during an ASCERI sports meeting violent conflicts occur between the participants within or outside the sports competitions, and the peaceful progress of the events can no longer be assured, a Mediation Panel will be appointed from the ranks of the Delegates. The organiser of the sports event is responsible for the selection. It includes:

  • the President or his/her representative
  • a representative of the organisation responsible for the sports meeting
  • 3 assessors

Several countries should be represented in this committee.

The members of the Mediation Panel elect a Chairman. Decisions are passed by a simple majority.

In case of serious violation, especially disputes or violent acts between the different teams or delegations, the Mediation Panel has the mandate to identify the culprits and to take measures to ensure the uninterrupted progress of the sports meeting.

Such measures can include the disqualification of the respective team(s) or delegation(s) from the sports meeting.

In case of disqualification the participants concerned will not receive a refund of expense.

If a disqualification from further participation at the event is decided, the Mediation Panel states whether the disqualified team(s) or delegation(s) may participate in subsequent sports events.

The Chairman of the Mediation Panel must inform, in writing, the concerned team(s) or delegation(s), the ASCERI President and the organiser of the next sports event about the disqualification and any further measures.

B - Competition Rules

The rules described in this chapter are mandatory for summer and autumn sports meetings carried out under the name of ASCERI.

B - Summer and Autumn Sports Meetings

The rules described in this chapter are mandatory for summer and autumn sports meetings carried out under the name of ASCERI.

B 1 - Summer & Autumn Atomiade/Games

Sports meetings of the European Research Institutes are arranged withinin a 3 year cycle with at least ten kinds of sports offered.

Such sports meetings are named Summer ATOMIADE or Summer Games and Autumn ATOMIADE or Autumn Games,  hereonafter referred to as "ATOMIADE".

These games are numbered consecutively and identified by the year of their competition.

 

B 1.1  List of Events within the Area of Vadility of an ATOMIADE

At least ten of the following kinds of sports are to be offered:

  1. Football
  2. Volleyball
  3. Handball
  4. Athletics (Track and Field)
  5. Tennis
  6. Table Tennis
  7. Chess
  8. Badminton
  9. Marathon or Half Marathon or 25km
  10. Shooting
  11. Swimming
  12. Archery
  13. Cycling
  14. Basketball
  15. Surfing
  16. Sailing
  17. Golf
  18. Inline Skating
  19. Triathlon or Biathlon

The organising Research Institute may offer additional sports depending on their capacity to do so and provided there is sufficient interest in the offered sport. The organising committee shall ensure that the rules for such a sport are provided to the participants via the ASCERI web space created for the event.

B 1.2  Participants

For participation at an ATOMIADE see Chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

Exceptions to these regulations are mentioned in the individual chapters of the of the sports concerned.

B 1.3  Age Categories

  1. In single competitions (athletics, swimming etc.) male and female athletes are divided into the following age categories.

    Age category A  
     16 to 34 years
    Age category B  35 to 44 years
    Age category C  45 to 54 years
    Age category D  55 to 64 years
    Age category E  65 years and older

    An age category is calculated from the beginning of the calender year of the date of of birth, e.g.  Age Cagetgory C (45-54 years) starts on 01.01.1970 i.e. all persons born in 1970 are considered to be in Age Category C irrespective of whether they have attained the age of 45 at the date of the event.

  2. If less than 4 participants (male or female) are entered for one age category, age categories may be combined. The combined categories are evaluated together. However, no more than two adjoining age categories should be combined.

    Should additional athletes be registered after the closing date of the sports meeting, the combined evaluation of age categories is still effective, except where the sports programme can easily be adjusted by the organiser.

  3. When combining two age categories, the next younger age category should be taken.

  4. Age categories shall not be combined and evaluated together if the participants use sports equipment of different weights i.e. shot put.

  5. If the number of 4 male or female athletes is still not obtained through combining two age categories, this combined group will nevertheless be honoured with medals.

  6. The grouping is made for each sport discipline.

  7. The following examples explain how the age categories can be combined :

    Capital letter means : minimum number of athletes reached

    Small letter means : minimum number of athletes not reached

    Applications Grouping
    A b C D A/b C D
    A b c D A b/c D
    a B c D a/B c/D
    A b c d A/b c/d
    a b c D a/b c/D
    a B C d a/B C/d

    This procedure is also valid for group E.

B 1.4  Award Presentation to the Winners

The first three teams or individual competitors of a sport discipline are honored with gold, silver or bronze medals. The face of the medals must show the emblem of the ATOMIADE and the reverse side should specify the event for which the medal is awarded.

For team competitions every participant of the team honored receives a medal.  Cups/trophies may be awarded in place of individual medals depending on the means of the organising research institute.

At the football tournament within an ATOMIADE, additional cups for the winner as well as the Fair-Play Cup are to be presented.

B 1.5 Medal Table

If possible, a medal table should be made for the entire sports meeting.

At team events (e.g. football) a place among the first three is counted as a corresponding medal.

The ranking of the research institutes is defined as followes:

  1. The Research Institute with the most gold medals is placed first.
  2. If two or more Research Institutes have the same number of gold medals, the number of silver medals is decisive.
  3. If two or more Research Institutes have the same number of gold and silver medals, the number of bronze medals is decisive.
  4. If there is still no clear ranking, the research institutes with the same number of gold, silver, and bronze medals are equally placed in alphabetical order of the abbreviations of the Research Institutes.

B 1.6 Team Evaluation

In each event cups may be handed out for a team evaluation if more than 3 research institutes have participated in this event. With events in which the contests consist of individual disciplines, e.g. athletics or swimming, the team evaluation is effected in the medal table.

B 1.7 Institute Evaluation

1.   At each ATOMIADE an overall classification is carried out to determine the best Research Institute. Only those sports in which 6 or more Research Institutes have participated are to be classified. For each event a score is given: the winning team of an event receives a score of 6, the second team a score of 5 and so on.

2.   If there are several team tournaments in one type of sport (e.g. volleyball: men/mixed, table tennis: hobby/club players) or if a Research Institute participates with more than one team in a type of sport (e.g. cycling) the evaluation of the Research Institutes for this sport will be as follows.

If there is a Research Institute participating out of competition, i.e. it is not a member of ASCERI, this Research Institute is cancelled and all following teams are placed one step higher.

For every tournament/competition in one type of sport, points will be awarded according to the number of teams in this tournament/competition. This number shall be N. Points will then be distributed as follows :

N+2 points for the 1. team
N points for the 2. team
N-1,7 points for the 3. team
N-3 points for the 4. team
N-4 points for the 5. team
1 point for the last team

The scores of all the teams of one Research Institute will be added for one type of sport. The ranking of the Research Institutes for this sport is regulated as below :

  1. The Research Institute with the highest score will be placed on top of the ranking list. The remaining places in the list will be allocated according to the descending order of total institute scores.

  2. In the event of a tie, the Research Institute whose highest-ranked team achieved the highest score will be awarded the better place in the ranking list.

  3. If there is still a tie (e.g. if there are several tournaments in one type of sport) the Research Institute whose highest-ranked team achieved the highest score in the tournament with the fewest teams will be awarded the better place in the ranking list.

  4. If there is still a tie, the Research Institutes concerned will be awarded the same ranking. All these Research Institutes will be awarded equal points.  The succeeding Research Institute(s) will then be awarded points in accordance with their rank. Should these measures result in a situation where Research Institutes with equal scores have not been included in the ranking, an exception can be made which will allow the ranking list to consist of more than 6 Research Institutes.

3.   For single competitions where a sufficient number of medals is awarded, taking into account age categories, e.g. athletics or swimming, the best centre is decided by the medals table.The total number of medals within this kind of sport has to be 20 minimum.

For single competitons where fewer medals (chess, shooting) are awarded the best centre will be decided corresponding to point 2 above. Then the word "team" has to be changed into "competitor".

4.   The ranking and distribution of points according to point 1 above is used for all sports.

5.   The scores achieved according to points 1 and 2 above will be totalled and the Research Institute with the highest score receives the prize for best institute.

Should there be a tie of 2 or more Research Institutes the order is regulated as follows:

  1. The centre with the highest score of each kind of sport will be placed higher, if there is a tie the Reserch Institute with the second highest score will be placed higher etc.

  2. If there is still no ranking the Research Institute which participated at the most kinds of sports is placed higher.

  3. If after this no order is apparent the Research Institutes will be placed in alphabetical order according to their abbreviations.

In-Line Skating

Area of Validity

In-line Skating competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

Participation

For participation in competitions of an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

Material

The material must be in accordance with the current rules of the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), the Speed Technical Committee. Roller skates with 5 in-line wheels with a maximum diameter of 110 mm are allowed. (Skates with two sets of wheels may also be used) The skates may be equipped with a break.

The use of a helmet is mandatory.

Disciplines

According to the facilities available, one or more disciplines can be offered by the organiser. The races length/type must be announced by the organiser at the moment of the opening of registration for the Atomiade at the latest.

The organisers must provide a map of the course route prior to the competition.

Type of competitions:

300 m (sprint)

900 m

3000 m

10000 m

Relay

Remark: this competition will only be carried out if at least 3 racers are registered.

Requirements of the Competition Route

The track surface may be made of a material which is perfectly smooth and not slippery so that it does not compromise safety of skaters. The competition route for sprints of 300 m must not include a roundabout. The road course should be wide enough so that four skaters can start next to each other. If an irregularity of the race course cannot be repaired, it must be clearly signalled and marked on the road race map. Road race map must also indicate the road gradients. No downhill section of the competition route with a gradient > 5% can end in a roundabout or in a sharp turn. For safety reasons, the finish line area must be cordoned off in order to separate the skaters from the public.

If possible the competition route for sprints should be circular with a minimum length of 300m and completely cordoned off from traffic.

Relay

A relay team consists of 4 skaters. At least one of them should be female.

If a Research Institute enters more than 2 teams only teams one and two designated before the race are classified. Unclassified teams start last.

Relays formed from different Research Institutes are admissible as a matter of principle. However evaluation is only possible if the team is formed of at least three participants of the same Research Institute. If skater from one Institute participates in a mixed relay of another Institute an evaluation of this team will not be possible if this participant could have started in the team from his/her own Institute.

Timekeeping and Lap Counting

The organiser can use either manual or electronic timekeeping. Lap scoring must be clearly indicated on a scoreboard visible from the competition route.

Cancellation of Races

The organiser may postpone or cancel the races if bad weather or a slippery surface prevents the race from taking place.

Disputes and Protests

The jury, appointed by the organiser, presides over any competition infringements and protests according to the regulations of the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), the Speed Technical Committee.

Archery

1. Area of Validity

Archery competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Regulations

The general regulations for such a competition are the regulations of the International Federation for Archery (F.I.T.A.)

3. Participation

For participation in archery competitions see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

4. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

5. Competition Evaluation

a)  Team Evaluation

A team consists of 3 archers with at least one female archer, all age categories and types of bows are mixed. The total points of the third male archer in a team which enters without a female participant, are multiplied by the factor 0,9.

b)  Individual Evaluation (female and male separately)

The individual evaluation is separated into age categories and types of bows (classic bows and compound bows are separated from bows without sights).

6. Realisation of the Tournament

Double Federal through 2 days

Proceeding of the first day

  • 12 x 3 arrows over a distance of 50 m on a card with 80 cm diameter for every type of bow
  • 12 x 3 arrows over a distance of 30 m
  • on a card with a diameter of 80 cm for classical bows
  • on a card with a diameter of 60 cm for compound bows

For compound bows with a distance of 30 m, 2 cards with a diameter of 60 cm are to be fastened onto one target.

Proceeding of the second day

See proceeding of the first day

Test shots

2 x 3 arrows at the beginning of every 50 m - distance.

Warm-up

The warm-up period of 45 minutes is permitted and must end 15 minutes before the start of the competition. The warm-up takes place at a distance away from the competition.

Shooting Time

The archers have 2 minutes to shoot 3 arrows.

Sequence

Four archers share one target. Two archers shoot simultaneously in rotation as follows:
AB - CD  ,  CD - AB  ,  AB - CD  ,  etc.

Signal Lights

If using signal lights for the competitions, the signals indicate the following:

  • Red: It is not allowed to shoot
  • Green: Start shooting
  • Yellow: There are 30 more seconds for the remaining shots
  • Red: Time is over, no more shooting is permitted.

If an archer shoots his/her last arrow after the end of the permitted shooting time, the best shot of the series is subtracted.

Athletics (Track and Field)

1. Participants

For participation in athletic competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9.

2. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

3. Competition Rules and Regulations

The current rules and regulations of the International Athletics Federation are to be applied.
It is mandatory for each participant to wear the registered start number visibly on the front of his/her tank top.
Use of personal equipment is not permitted.

4. Sports Disciplines

The organiser should offer, at the least the disciplines shown in the table below. Depending on available facilities, additional disciplines may be offered.

The explanations of the symbols in this table are:

  • Competition without age categories : x
  • Competition without age categories : o
100mxx
400m x x
800m   x
1500m x  
3000m   x
5000m x  
Long Jump x x
High Jump x x
Shot Put* x x
Javelin Throw** x x
4 x 100m - Relay o o
Mixed-Relay o

* For Shot put, the weight of the shot will be as follows :

  Age category A, B, C 7,26 kg
Men Age category D 6,00 kg
  Age category E 5,00 kg
Women Age category A, B, C 4,00 kg
  Age category D, E

3,00 kg

** For Javelin Throw, the weight of the javelin will be :

Men 800 g
Women 600 g

5. Regulations of Disciplines

a) Competitions mentioned in the above table start according to age category stated in item 2.

b) Depending on the number of participants for 100 m, qualifying heats will be run. Only the winners of the heats will participate in the final. The remaining available tracks will be utilised for the final by the next fastest runners from the heats.
For the remaining running competitions, the fastest runners of the heats compete in the final.

c) The mixed relay follows the sequence of 500 m, 400 m, 300 m, 200 m, and 100 m. Runners must be of both sexes.

d) Long jump, shot put, and javelin throw competitions consist of a trial and a final with three attempts each. The 8 "bests" by each age category of the trial will compete in the finals.
Trial results will be accepted for the final.

6. Three-event Competition's Evaluation

The three-event competition combines the individual disciplines in 100 m sprint, long jump and shot put. The following results are evaluated:

100m the time of the preliminary heat
Long jump the best jump of the trial
Shot put the best put of the trial

If there are no trials and finals within the competitions of Long jump or Shot put or after the trial no competitor is eliminated the results of all the 6 attempts of the current competition have to be evaluated.

The scores will be calculated using the following formula:

100m sprint Score = a ( b - M ) ^ c
Long jump and shot put Score = a ( M - b ) ^ c

Explanation:
M = recorded performance (sprint in seconds, jump in centimeters, shot in meters
a, b, c = constants (see table below)
^ = exponential function, i.e. the constant c is used as an exponent

 Constantabc
Men 100m 25.4347 18 1.81
Long jump 0.14354 220 1.40
Shot put 51.39 1.5 1.05
Women 100m 17.857 21 1.81
Long jump 0.188807 210 1.41
Shot put 56.0211 1.5 1.05

Badminton

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are the badminton tournaments of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these badminton tournaments see chapter A 9.

3. Performance

A badminton tournament is played as a team competition. These games are called "encounters". An encounter consists of the following matches :

  • 1 Men Singles
  • 1 Women-Singles
  • 1 Men-Doubles
  • 1 Women-Doubles
  • 1 Mixed-Doubles

Within one team competition each male and each female player can take part in any match. Every team consists of at least 2 men and 2 women, and a maximum of 4 men and 4 women. 
The organiser must provide the shuttlecocks.
Each team provides, if possible, one referee out of the competitors. The allocation is made by the organiser.

4. Tournament Rules

In addition to the the rules mentioned here, the rules of the "International Badminton Federation" apply.

5. Grouping

The participating teams will be divided in groups of minimum 3 teams by the organiser. Teams of the same nationality or of the same Research Institute should be assigned to different groups. If that is not possible they should be asssigned such that they will play against each other in the first encounter.

6. Rules and Plan of the Tournament

The tournament should start with the group system ("Round-Robin" (RR) System), i.e. within each group all teams shall play against each other. After the group encounter, the tournament continues by a second group system or by a K.O. system. The winners and if possible the runners-up (2nd place) of each group play for the championship. The third, fourth, etc. of each group play for the further ranking. 
The organiser may modify the plan of the tournament in accordance with the number of teams participating, and with the agreement of the Badminton Committee.

6. Placement

  1. Group Matches "Round-Robin“ System
    For each encounter won, the winning team receives two points.
    1. Group Placement :
      The placement in a RR group is determined by the total number of points obtained. The winner of the group is the team with the highest number of points. The other places in the group are assigned according to the points gained by each team.
    2. If two teams have the same number of points :
      The result of the encounter between those two teams decides.
    3. If more than two teams have the same number of points :
      Only the results of those teams which have the same number of points will be taken into account.
      a) the new calculated points will decide
      b) if there still no difference, then the match difference and subsequently the game difference will decide
  2. K.O System
    The winner of the encounter will go into the next round, playing for a higher ranking; the loser will play for the lower ranked places.

7. Delays or no-show

If a team or singles player does not appear or appears more than 15 minutes late, the match is lost for that team/player and the resulting points attributed are the lowest possible.

Basketball

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are the basketball tournaments of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in a basketball tournament see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

3. Registration

A maximum 12 active male or female basketball players can participate in a competition.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team has to bring two sets of sports clothing, the tricots have to be brought by the teams themselves and must be numbered.

The team which is listed first in the programme has to change colour in case of matching shirts.

5. Tournament Rules

The tournament is played in accordance with the international basketball rules.

Generally the playing time is 4 times 10 minutes. An offence must be finished after 24 seconds (24 seconds rule).

A player is excluded from the game after 5 personal fouls.

Where the playing time is reduced by the organiser, the allowed number of fouls per player will be reduced proportionally.

Every time a game is interrupted, the game clock should be stopped.

Balls for the tournaments, complying with the international rules of basketball, are provided by the organiser

6. Grouping

The programme and the division into groups will be determined by the organiser. 

All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

7. Group Placing

"Round-Robin" System

a)  Classification by Points
The points system must be made according to the international basketball rules. The winning team within one group is the team with the highest number of points.
b)  Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same number of points the result of the game between the tied teams will decide the winner.
c)  Difference in Baskets
If there is still a tie between several teams the positive difference of baskets from all games against all teams determines the group placing.

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within the preliminary round, the game is regarded as having been lost by 0:2 points and 0:20 basket points.

If a team withdraws from the competition during the tournament, then all their scores are removed from the points table.

9. Referees and Game officials

The organiser provides the referees. For every game two referees should be appointed.

In addition, game officials should be provided, including an official scorer, and two trained timers. One timer will operate the game clock and the other will operate the 24-second clock. If necessary, these duties could also be taken up by members of the participating teams. The allocation is made by the organiser.

10. Suspension of players

A player that is suspended by decision of the referee is automatically excluded for the next game. A player that is suspended for a second time is excluded from participation of the whole tournament.

11. Amendments

Before the beginning of a tournament, additional points, which are not included in these tournament rules, can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be delivered in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

Chess

1. Area of Validity

The tournaments regulated by this game order are the chess tournaments within an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these chess tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Tournament Rules

The tournaments are played in accordance with the rules of the "Fast Chess Rules" of the FIDE.

A tournament is to be carried out in a round modus or according to the Swiss System, if there are too many players.

For each game, each player has at least 20 minutes time of consideration.

4. Individual Classification

The "Sonneborn-Berger" evaluation is decisive in all tournaments, the "Fortschritts-Buchholz-Wertung" is decisive in tournaments played according to the Swiss System.

In the case of an equal score, the direct comparison is decisive.

If the direct comparison ends with an equal score level, one or several decisive games are to be played.

5. Team Evaluation

The 4 best players of each team enter the team evaluation.

Should the number of participants be too small so that no decent result is to be obtained, three players of each team can be evaluated.

Cycling

1. Area of Validity

Cycling oompetitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in competitions of an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum. 

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Permitted Material

The material has to be in accordance with the current rules of the IUC (European Cycling Association).

It is mandatory for all participants to wear helmets.

5. Sports Disciplines

According to the facilities available, one or more disciplines can be offered by the organiser.

Type of competitions:
  1. Criterium: ca. 30 km
  2. Street - Single: ca. 80 km
  3. Mountain bike: according to the street profile up to 30 km
  4. Biathlon: ca. 3 / 30 / 3 km
  5. Individual Time Trial: ca. 30 km

6. Requirements of the Competition Route

  1. Criterion
    - hard surface circular route of minimum 1 km length (possibly asphalt)
    - completely fenced off route from traffic
    - a minimum of 3 small evaluations and one main evaluation have to be completed
           small evaluation: 5 - 3 - 1 scores
           main evaluation: 10 to 1 scores
  2. Street - Single
    - If possible one-way traffic on the competition route for the public traffic
    - A leading car has to be available
    - Complete closing for the finishing straight
  3. Mountain bike
    - The starting straight has to be selected according to the number of competitors.
  4. Biathlon
    - The change area should have a hard and clean surface
    - If possible one-way traffic on the competition route for the public traffic
    - The competitor is not allowed to accept outside help
  5. Individual Time Trial
    - Preferably asphalt route
    - The route should be on level ground
    - Start and finish should be next to each other
    - The route should preferably have only one turning mark
    - The route should be completely closed to public traffic

7. Disputes and Protests

The jury, named by the organiser, decides in case of competition infringements and protests according to the regulations of the European Cycling Association.

Football

1. Designation

Tournaments regulated by rules are is named:

  1. "International Football Tournament of the European Research Institutes" (IFEF)
  2. "International Small Field Football Tournament of the European Research Institutes"  (IFKEF) (Veteren's tournament)

If such a tournament is carried out together with an ATOMIADE it is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For participation at these football tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

For the IFEF tournaments the number of the participating teams is limited to 16, but may be adjusted according to the facilities available to the organiser.

Each Research Institute may enter only one team.

For the IFKEF tournaments the number of the participating teams is limited to 12, but may be adjusted according to the facilities available to the organiser.

In agreement with the organiser the Research Institutes may enter two teams.

3. Registration

IFEF

For each team 18 active football players may be entered.

The players must be members of the sports communities or employees of the Research Institutes.

IFKEF

For each team 12 active football players may be entered.

If a Research Institute enters two teams, the players are to be reported by name and team. A substitution of players between the teams is not allowed.

The minimum age of the players is 33 years. Two players with a minimum age of 30 years maytake part, but an average minimum age of 33 years has to be kept.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team should bring 2 different sets of sports kit; the shirts should be numbered.

The team named first on the programme must change colour in case of matching shirts.

5. Tournament Rules

IFEF

The games are to be played in accordance with the FIFA rules.

The tournament organiser provides the balls.

In a game three players may be substituted.

All games must be played in order to decide the placements.

IFKEF

The tournament balls must correspond to the rules of the FIFA and be provided by the organiser.

In each game all registered players may be continuously substituted.

5 x 2 meter goals are used.

The penalty area boundary line is 10 m.

Two field sizes are permitted and can be chosen by the organiser:

  1. If the game is played from the penalty area boundary line to the penalty area boundary line of a large field, then the goal keeper and 6 field players are entered.
  2. If the game is played crosswise on a half of a large field, then the goal keeper and 5 field players are entered. In this case, both half fields are to be seperated by a "free space".

The offside rule is suspended, and the back pass rule is applied. All free kicks are considered as indirect free kicks.

Exchanges or replacements are only to be carried out from the side line.

A ball which left the field at the side must be thrown in.

All games must be played in order to decide the placements.

6. Grouping and Duration of the Tournament

IFEF

The duration of the tournament and the division into groups is determined by the organiser. The participants are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the duration of the tournament, the number of groups, and the method of play of all games.

Final round games (place 1 and 2) are extended by 2 x 5 minutes if they have ended in a tie. If this still does not produce a decision, 11 meter penalty kicks will decide the outcome.

From place 3 onwards, games which ended in a tie are decided by 11 meter penalty kicks.

IFKEF

The duration of the tournament is 2 x 12 minutes, with a maximum of 2 x 14 minutes. The overall daily duration for a team should not exceed 150 minutes.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the number of groups and the method of play of all games.

All teams are assigned to the different groups by drawing lots.

Final round games (place 1 and 2) which ended in a tie are extended by 2 x 5 minutes. If this does not produce a decision, 9 meter penalty kicks will be carried out.

From place 3 onward, games which ended in a tie are decided by 9-meter-penalty kicks. The team captain announces 3 players to the referee for the 9 meter penatlty kicks.

7. Group Placing

The placing of the teams within one group is determined as follows:

IFEF
a) Classification by Points
The classification by points follows the rules of the FIFA. The winning team of a group is the team with the most plus points.
b) Goal Difference
If two or more teams finish with the same score, the goal difference is decisive. The team with the highest positive goal difference is placed better.
c) Number of Goals scored
With the same score and same goal difference the team with the highest number of goals scored is placed better.
d) Direct Comparison
In case of equal playing after a), b), and c) the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
e) 11 Meter Penalty Kicks
If direct comparison still does not lead to a decision 11 meter penalty kicks will establish the order.

IFKEF

a)  Classification of Points
For each game won the winning team receives 3 points. A drawn game counts as 1 point for each team. The number of points scored from all games of one round determines the placing of the team. The team with the highest score is the winning team of a group.
b)  Goal Difference
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the goal difference is decisive. The team with the highest positive goal difference is placed higher.
c)  Number of Goals scored
With equal number of points and equal goal difference the team which scored the most goals is better.
d)  Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same placing after a), b), and c) the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
f)  9-Meter-Penalty Kicks
If direct comparison still does not lead to a decision, 9 meter penalty kicks establish the order.

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team will be excluded from the tournament and the games already played will be annulled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game from the intermediate round, the game is to be regarded as having been lost by this team by 0 points and 0:2 goals and having been won by the opponent by 3 points and 2:0 goals.

9. Referees

Referees are to be provided for all games. The organiser may allocate referees from his association. Referees from different Research Institutes may also be used.

The allocation is arranged by the organiser.

10. Suspension of a Player

IFEF

A player who has been ordered from the field because of a red card is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field again, the player is suspended from all remaining tournament games.

Players with two yellow cards are automatically suspended from the next game.

IFKEF

A player, who has been ordered from the field because of a red card is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field again, the player is suspended from all remaining games.

A player who has has been ordered from the field because of a yellow/red card is allowed to play in the next game.

11. Fair-Play Cup

The winner of the fair-play cup is determined by allocating penalty points according to the following rule :

every whistled foul   1 point
yellow card 3 points
yellow / red 5 points
red card 8 points

The points of the different games are added and divided by the number of the evaluated games. The team with the lowest average of points wins the Fair-Play Cup.

12. Arbitration Panel

At each tournament an arbitration panel is determined subsequent to the drawing of lots. The organiser is responsible for the vote. The arbitration panel should consist of a chairperson, a representative and 2 assessors. This panel is called in case of need.

Since these are international tournaments the arbitration panel has to proceed according to the rules of FIFA.

Protests are to be submitted to the arbitration panel in writing only, stating the reasons. In case of ambiguities the participants are permitted a hearing.

The decision of the arbitration panel is reported orally, stating reasons,  to the participants and is delivered afterwards in writing on request.

The decisions of the arbitration panel are final.

This also applies to the evaluation of the games.

13. Amendments

Additional points not covered by these rules are to be presented in writing before a tournament. These points can only be intoduced by 2/3 majority of the participating teams. Applications are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams and the arbitration panel by the organiser prior to the first game.

Golf

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are named:

" International Golf Tournament of European Research Institutes " (IGEF)

In the year of an ATOMIADE such a tournament is carried out within the ATOMIADE and is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For the participation at these golf tournaments see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

Participants have to present the official golf handicap certificate with the valid information of the handicap. Any change during the playing season has to be reported. The maximum HCP is 36.0.

A team consists of 4 players.

Depending on the possibilities of the organisation, several teams per centre can be entered.

The participation of single players is possible. The organisers reserve the right to mix individual players to form a mixed team.

3. Tournament Rules

The official rules of the R & A Golf Association are valid.

The respective local course rules of the club where  the tournament  is organised must be followed. Special arrangements have to be considered (e.g. temporary water etc.)

4. Game Modus

The golf tournament is played over 2 days. The maximum playing handicap on both days is 36.0.

First day: Single Stableford competition against Par. Four players from different centres in each start.
Second day: 4 ball best ball (Stableford). Two players from centre A with two players from centre B in each start.

5. Evaluation (Net scores)

Team evaluation
For the team evaluation the total results for both separate days count.

Single evaluation
For the single evaluation the total results for both separate days count.
Participants, who do not play in a team, are only considered as individuals.

Indoor Handball

1. Area of Vadility

Tournaments regulated by this game order are the indoor handball tournaments at an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in indoor handball tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

Each Research Institute may enter only one team.

The number of participating teams will be determined by the facilities available to the organiser.

3. Registration

For each game 12 players (10 field players and 2 goal keepers) may be entered. A maximum of 7 players (6 field players and 1 goal keeper) are allowed on the field at the same time. A total of 15 players may participate in the tournament for each team. In the final, only those players who have also played in the preliminary round may be nominated.

4. Sports Clothing

All players must wear sports clothing and sports shoes with light-coloured soles. The sports clothing must be numbered and the numbers 1, 12, and 15 are reserved for the goal keepers. The team named first in the schedule must, if necessary, wear alternate colours and has the first throw.

5. Tournament Rules

The tournaments are played in accordance with the indoor handball rules. Each team has to have a playable ball. The tournament balls are provided by the organizer.

6. Grouping

The method of play including the division into groups is determined by the organiser. All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about to the number of groups and the method of play in the preliminary and final round.

The duration of the games is determined by the number of registrations received and the selected method of play.

7. Group Placing

a) "Round Robin" method
If two teams finish with the same number of points, the goal difference determines the group placing. With equal difference in goals, the placing is determined by the higher number of goals scored.
If the schedule permits, 1st and 2nd places should be determined by a playoff match. If this match does not produce a winner, a 7-meter-penalty throw by 6 field players from each team is decisive. If this still does not lead to a decision, a 7-meter-penalty throw will establish a winner.
b) "Group" method
After the preliminary round, goal difference will decide the placing if teams having the same number of points, whereby the higher number of goals scored will decide. If this still does not lead to a decision, penalty throws will decide as described under 7a).
If the games of the final round end in a tie after the normal time they have to be extended by 2 x 5 minutes. If this does not produce a decision, penalty throws will decide as described under 7a).

8. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team will be excluded from the tournament and the games already played will be cancelled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes from the scheduled start of the game in the final round, the game will be regarded as having been lost by 2:0 points and goals.

9. Referees

The organiser will provide association referees. If possible, 2 referees should be allocated for each game. The allocation is arranged by the organiser.

10. Suspension

Players who are ordered from the field by the referee because of breaching the rules are automatically suspended from the next game. If again ordered from the field, the player is suspended from the remaining games of the tournament.

11. Amendments

Additional points which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams before the beginning of the tournament. They are to be delivered in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

Pistol Shooting

1. Area of Validity

Pistol shooting competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these competitions in pistol shooting at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Competition Evaluation

There is an individual as well as a team evaluation.  Female and male participants are evaluated seperately.

The individual evaluation is divided into age categories. The team evaluation has no age classification.

A team consists of three competitors to be named to the organiser prior to the competition.

5. Tournament Rules

Depending on the facilities available to the organizer, competitions can be offered for

  • air pistol
  • sport pistol
  • free pistol
a) Air Pistol
  • The pistol can be an air pistol or a CO2 pistol with cal. 4.5 mm. The max. weight of the pistol is 1500 g.The trigger weight should be more than 500 g.
  • The distance to the target is 10 m.
  • 40 competition shots are fired within 75 minutes maximum, one shot to every target.
  • Within the given time there is no limit to the amount of test shots (4 targets max are authorised). The test firing must be finished before the first evaluated shot.
  • If at the end of the competition two ore more participants have equal scores, the highest result of the last ten shot series working backward by 10 shot series in full ring scoring are decisive until the equality is broken. If the is still an equal score remaining then the highest number of 10’s, 9’s, 8’s , etc. is taking into account.
  • If the equal scores take place in a team competition the situation must be decided by totalling the results of all members of each team with equal results and following the rules settled for case of individual participants.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"
b) Sport pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for Long Rifle cartridges, except single shot, may be used. The weight of the unloaded weapon is no more than 1400 g including magazine and cartridge catching.The trigger weight is more than 1000 g. Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 25 m.
  • 60 shots are fired in the total evaluation.
    These are:
    30 precision shots and 30 duel shots:
    Precision: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots during 5 minutes.
    Duel: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots. There is 3 minutes for preparing between each series.
    The targets are turned off for 7 seconds, the target time is 3 seconds.
  • If at the end of the competition the first three participants are identically evaluated, the classification is to be decided by shoot-off series in the duel program.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Load your pistol"
    "Are you ready"
    "Unload your pistol"
    "Bench your pistol"
c) Free pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for long rifle cartridges, may be used.
    Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 50 m.
  • 60 competition shots are fired within 120 minutes with 5 scoring shots for each target.
  • During the time of firing, test shots can be fired as many as desired (2 targets max are authorized). The test firing is to be finished before the first competition shot.
  • The rules for determining the places of participants in case of equal scores in individual and team competitions are the same as for Air Pistol.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"

Rifle Shooting

1. Area of Validity

Competitions in rifle shooting regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation in rifle shooting competitions at an ATOMIADE see  chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Competition Evaluation

There is an individual as well as a team evaluation.  Female and male participants are evaluated seperately.

The individual evaluation is divided into age categories. The team evaluation has no age classification.

A team consists of three competitors to be named to the organiser prior to the competition.

5. Tournament Rules

Depending on the facilities available to the organiser, competitions can be offered for

  • air rifle
  • miniature rifle
a) Air Rifle
  • The rifle can be any type of pressed air or gas rifle according to the specifications of the ISSF regulations, including the following restrictions:
    - calibre 4.5 mm
    - it is not allowed to use a double trigger
  • The distance to the target is 10 m.
  • 40 competition shots are fired within 75 minutes maximum including test shots, standing.
    One shot to every target
b) Miniature rifle, English Match
  • All rifles for rim fire 5,6 mm (calibre 22 LR) Long Rifle cartridges are allowed during the competition, including the following restrictions:
    - The weight of the weapon with all accessories must not exceed 8 kg for men or 6,5 kg for women
    - The shoulder strap has to be according to the ISSF regulations
    - The hook has to be according to the ISSF regulations
    - Front and rear sights have to be according to the ISSF regulations, any sight not containing a lens or system of lenses is permitted
    - Telescopic sights are not permitted
  • The distance to the target is 50 m.
  • 60 shots are fired, lying, 1 shot per target, maximum time of firing 90 minutes including test shots. The test firing has to be finished before the first competition shot.
  • It is not allowed to use a double trigger

6. Miscellaneous

  • The sports clothing has to be according to the ISSF regulations
  • The warm up shooting is 10 minutes before the competition starts
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"
  • If at the end of the competition two or more participants have equal score the following rules should be used for determining their places:
    – the highest score of the last ten shot series working backward by 10 shot series in full ring scoring until the equality is broken;
    – the highest number of 10’s, 9’s, 8’s etc
  • If at the end of the competition two or more participating teams have an equal score the situation must be decided by totalling the results of all members of each team and following the rules settled for case of individual participants.

Swimming

1. Area of Validity

Swimming competitions regulated by these regulations are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at the swimming competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Sports Disciplines

The following disciplines are to be offered for the swimming competitions:

Individual Disciplines

Style 50m 100m 200m 400m
Breast stroke x x    
Free Style x x   x
Back Stroke x x    
Dolphin/Butterfly x x    
Medley*   x x  

* 100m Medley for 25m pool; 200m Medley in 50m pool

Female and male participants compete seperately.

If there are not enough participants to start in the same event of one age category, different age categories may start in the same competition, provided that the evaluation is separated in every age category.

Relays

4 x 50 m Medley

4 x 50 m Free Style

4 x 50 m Breast

These relays are to be carried out by mixed teams (women/men) without age categories and without age evaluation.

An union of swimmers of both sexes of different Research Institutes are permitted. These relays are not to be evaluated for team scoring.

5. Information

The participants have to be informed at least 4 weeks before the competition about the number and length of lanes in the swimming pool and about the water depth and water temperature.

6. Competition Rules

Only participants of the same age category should compete (except for the relays).

Table Tennis

1. Participants

For the general rules for participation in competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

2. Tournaments

Separate team tournaments are entered for active club players and for hobby players.

Male and female players are only considered as hobby players, who on attaining the age of 18, were not listed as active players in a team registration form of a Table Tennis Club and do not regularly participate in competitions. These conditions have to be confirmed for all male and female players by the team leader when registering to take part in an ATOMIADE.

The organiser, represented by the head of the tournament, is entitled to place strong hobby players or teams into the active tournament.

3. Tournament Rules

Matches are played in accordance with the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Each match comprises three sets won, and is to be played with international tournament balls provided by the organiser.

The attached score sheet is to be used for the recording of the results (Word or PDF).

Sports shoes with light soles are to be used.

4. Registration

Before the start of the tournament the teams must decide in which formation they are going to play, as a team with 3 or with 4 players.

Accordingly, 3 or 4 players (male or female) are to be registered for each team. In addition, up to 3 substitute players (male or female) can be nominated. The team including the substitute players is to be nominated according to a ranking list (strongest player as 1, second strongest as 2, and so on).

5. Method of Play

Each team competition starts with the doubles matches followed by singles matches, which may be set up shortly before the match. The teams can select different players for the doubles and singles matches.

The total number of matches is 10 and all 10 matches are to be played.

The matches of team A against team B are to be held according to the following schedule:

Option 1

4 vs. 4 players

Option 2

4 vs. 3 players

Option 3

3 vs. 4 players

Option 4

3 vs. 3 players

Game 1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

Game 2

DA2 – DB2

A3 – B3

A3 – B3

A1 – B2

Game 3

A1 – B2

A1 – B2

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

Game 4

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

A1 – B2

A3 – B2

Game 5

A3 – B3

A 4 – B2

A2 – B4

A2 – B3

Game 6

A4 – B4

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

Game 7

A1 – B1

A4 – B3

A3 – B4

A3 – B3

Game 8

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

Game 9

A3 – B4

A1 – B3

A3 – B1

A3 – B1

Game 10

A4 – B3

A3 – B1

A1 – B3

A1 – B3

6. Grouping

The participating teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots. The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament as to the number of groups and the method of play.

7. Referees

For the 1st match, a representative of one of the teams is determined as referee by drawing lots. A player of that team has the right to serve first.

For subsequent sets, a representative of the team which lost the preceding set is referee.

Where possible the sets are scored in English.

Tennis

1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are named:

"International Tennis Tournament of the European Research Institutes" (ITEF)

In a year of an ATOMIADE, such a tournament will be carried out in combination with this ATOMIADE and is named the same. The tournaments are numbered consecutively.

2. Participation

For the participation at these golf tournaments see chapter A 9 of the Vademecum.

The number of the participating teams is dependent on the facilities available to the organiser. If there are fewer entries than facilities available to the organiser, he/she may invite additional teams to complete the tournament, i.e. to bring the tournament in a form easy to organise.

3. Competitions

The tournament is normally played outdoors. However, the organiser has to provide at least 50% indoor capacity of the outdoor capacity as a contingency plan.

The tennis tournament is a team competition and consists of the following matches:

1 Men's Singles
1 Women's Singles
1 Men's Doubles
1 Mixed Doubles

Within one team competition, each male and each female player can only take part in one match. At the following competition, the male and female participants may be exchanged, so each team consists of at least 4 men and 2 women.

In one of the double events (man or mixed double), one male player, may be replaced by a female player. In this case, a team consists of at least 3 men and 3 women.

The tournament balls are to be provided by the organiser.

The rules of the "International Tennis Federation" (ITF) are applicable.

Remark
If a team is incomplete the organiser may arrange substitute players. In the event that this is not possible, the organiser may assign a player from the team to play twice (in two events), if this is compatible with the plan of the tournament.

4. Grouping and Seeding

The participating teams will be divided into groups. Teams of one nation should be assigned to different groups. If this is not possible these teams must play the first match in their group against each other. Teams from the same Research Institute may not be assigned in the same group.

For the seeding, the results of the Atomiades/ITEFs within the last 6 years will be taken into account:

  • The winner of these tournaments receives a score of 10, the second team a score of 9, the third a score of 8 etc. The tenth of a tournament receives 1 point. The places 11 and higher receive no points.
  • If a centre has more than one team in a tournament, each of them will be taken into account to get the ranking of the tournament, but only the best result from this centre will be taken into account for the ranking list.
  • If an invited centre (which is not member of the ASCERI) gets points on a tournament, it will have the points and place on the ranking list as if it was a member of the ASCERI.
  • The sum of all points of the last 6 years determines the order of the seeding, beginning with the highest number of points.

The Tennis Committee of the ASCERI is responsible for making the ranking list before the drawing of the next competition.

The organiser of the competition should invite one member of the Tennis Committee to be present at the drawing and during the competition.

5. Rules and plan of the tournament

The tournament should start with a group system (Round-Robin). This means that within each group every team will play against each other.

After the group competition, the tournament continues by another group system or by a "K.O" system.

The winners, and if possible the runners-up (2nd place)  of each group play for the championship. The third, forth etc. of each group play for the further ranking.

Each match may be played with either two sets, or as one long set, ending at game 9. If the match ends in a tie (1:1 sets or 8:8 games), an additional tie-break will decide final placing. In the event of a delay (e.g. rain) a normal set may be played up to game 6 (with tie-break at 6:6).

The organiser may modify the plan of the tournament in accordance with the number of teams participating and with the agreement of the Tennis Committee. The Tennis Committee will assist the organiser by giving an arrangement system plan taking into account the number of teams participating and the number of courts available.

In case rain disrupts play, the organiser has to provide at least 50% indoor capacity of the outdoor space. The Tennis Committee will assist the organiser by giving an equivalence table to convert the indoor results to the outdoor results and vice-versa.

6. Placement

a) Group matches ("Round-Robin" system)

For each team-match won (4:0 or 3:1) the winning team gets two points. In the case of a tie (2:2) each team gains one point.

  1. Group placement:
    The winner of the group is the team with the highest number of points. The other places in the group result from the points gained.
  2. Two teams have the same number of points:
    a) the former match between the two teams will decide
    b) in case of a draw (2:2) the positive difference in games will decide
    c) if the difference in games is the same, the difference of all matches, and then all games played in the group, will decide
    d) if however, these differences are still equal, the result of mixed-double will decide
  3. More than two teams have the same number of points:
    Only the results against those teams which have the same number of points will be taken into account.
    a) the new calculated points will decide
    b) if they are the same the match difference and then the game difference between them will decide
    c) if there is still no decision, the match and then all game differences played in the group will decide
    d) if there is still no clear decision, a coin (by lot) will decide
b)  K.O.-System

The winner of the team-match (4:0 or 3:1) will go into the next round, playing for higher places; the looser will play for lower places. In the case of a draw (2:2) the difference in games will decide. If this difference is 0 the result of the mixed-doubles will decide.

7. Delays or no-show

If a team or singles player does not appear or appears more than 15 minutes late, the match is lost for that team/player and the resulting points attributed are the lowest possible..

8. Amendments

Additional points, which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams, the court of arbitration and the ASCERI Tennis Committee by the organiser prior to the first game.

 

Volleyball

1. Area of Validity

Volleyball competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these volleyball tournaments see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

A women's, a men's and a mixed tournament are played.

3. Registration

Twelve (12) active male or female volleyball players may be entered for each team.

Mixed teams are allowed with the men's tournament.

In the mixed tournament there must be two female or two male players minimum on the field.

4. Sports Clothing

Each team has to wear uniform sports clothing, the sports kit must be brought by the teams themselves and must be numbered.

5. Tournament Rules

The height of the net is 2.35 m.

The tournament is played in accordance with the international volleyball rules. In the mixed tournament the rule for the sweeper is not permitted.

A report has to be made at every game.

In the preliminary round, each set consists of two games. In the intermediate round, each set consists of two games. In the final round and in the game for the third place consists of three winning games.

Tournament balls, which comply with the international rules of volleyball, are to be provided by the organiser.

For the group placing of the teams, all places are determined by playing.

6. Grouping

The division into groups is determined by the organiser. All teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots.

The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament about the number of groups and the method of play in the preliminary and final round.

7. Group Placing in the Preliminary Round

The placing of the teams within one group in the preliminary round is determined as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each game the winning team gets 1 point. The number of points from all games of one round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team within one group is the team with the highest score.
b) Difference in Game Points
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the number of game points from all games determines the group placing. The team with the highest positive difference in game points is placed higher.
c) Number of Game Points scored
In the case of the same number of points and the same difference in game points, the team which scored the most game points will be placed higher.
d) Direct Comparison
If two or more teams still have the same placing after a), b), and c), the games of the teams against each other are decisive.
e) Decision of the last Game
If there is still no group placing, the team which won the last game in the direct comparison is placed higher.

8. Group Placing in the Intermediate Round

If a division into groups is carried out for the intermediate round, the placing of the teams within the groups is decided as follows:

a) Classification by Points
For each set the winning team receives 2 points. The number of points from all games of this round determines the group placing of the teams. The winning team of a group is the one with the highest score.
b) Difference in Games
If two or more teams finish with the same number of points, the difference in games determines the group placing. The team with the highest difference in games is placed higher.
c) Number of Games won
In the case of equal number of points and equal difference in games, the team which won the most games in this round is placed higher.
e) Direct Comparison
If there is still no group placing, the last games of the teams against each other are decisive.

9. Conceded Matches

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game in the preliminary round, the team is excluded from the tournament and the games already played are annulled.

If a team concedes a game or does not appear within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game from the intermediate round on, the game is regarded as having been lost by 0:2 points, 0:2 games and 0:50 game points, and is regarded as having been won by the opponent by 2:0 points, 2:0 games and 50:0 game points.

10. Referees

Each team provides one or, if possible, several referees. For each game a complete court of arbitration has to be provided:

1. Referee
2. Referee
2  Linesmen
1  Writer

The allocation is made by the organiser.

11. Suspension of a Player

A  player who is ordered from the field for a whole game (showing of the red and the yellow card), is automatically suspended from the next game. If ordered from the field a second time, he/she is suspended from the remaining games of the tournament.

12. Amendments

Additional points which are not included in these tournament rules can only be introduced by a 2/3 majority of the participating teams. They are to be submitted in writing to the participating teams by the organiser prior to the first game.

C - Sports Meetings in Winter

The rules and regulations for team tournaments and competitions treated in this chapter apply to the sports meetings of an ASCERI Winter Atomiade.

C 1 - List of Sports within a Winter-ATOMIADE

The following sports are an integral and compulsory part of a Winter ATOMIADE.

In addition, one other alpine competition must be organised, however, only the results of competitions 1 and 2 count for the team evaluation.

  1. Giant slalom (ski and snowboard)
  2. Cross-country skiing (classic and free style)
  3. Parallel slalom
  4. Alternative Race
  5. Ski - Arc or Laser Biathlon
  6. Cross-country skiing relay
  7. One team competition (e.g. curling or anything similar)
  8. Further competitions can be carried out according to the facilities of the organiser

C 2 - Execution of Competitions

C 2.1 General Rules

Participants
For participation at a Winter-ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.
Children in the age group 16 years and above, whose parents are members of the sports communities of the European Research Institutues mentioned on this web site or members of the staff of these Research Institutes, are beneficiaries and are considered in the evaluation, and in the distribution of the cups.

Professional Participation
Professional participants, using their names, titles or pictures for paid advertising purposes are only allowed to participate as forerunners or outside the tournament and after the race.
Members of Research Institutes, however, who teach skiing during their leisure time are allowed to start.

Nomination of Participants
The starting participants are to be named by the team captain within the time limit set by the organising Research Institute. He/she has to guarantee that all participants compete according to the above mentioned regulations.

Limits to the Numbers of Participants

  1. The number of participants allowed to compete may be limited by the organiser. He/she must inform every team captain of the participating institute about the maximum numbers of athletes prior to the final deadline.
  2. For safety reasons, the number of athletes within a competition may be limited, after agreement with the team captains of the participating institutes.

Starting Order
The starting order of the Research Institutes is decided by drawing lots at a meeting of the team captains.
Female and male athletes are to start separately if possible. In the giant slalom female skiers should start first, whereas in cross-country skiing male skiers start first.
The starting order within the respective Research Institute is determined by the team captain. The start takes place within the drawn order of the Research Institutes, i.e. the first-named of each Institute starts first, then the second-named second and so on.

Repetition of a Run
A participant may request a repetition of a run if he/she has been obstructed.
Accepted obstructions are: persons, animals, and objects on the course, poorly installed or erected gates, obstructing actions of the rescue service or incorrect timing.
If the request of the participant is acceptable and is accepted by the competition management, the participant is allowed to start within the normal starting interval after having informed the starting judge.
Should there be a repeat run, this will be the official time, regardless if the time of the first run was faster.

Disqualification
A particpant will be disqualified if he or she

  1. does not comply with the rules 1 to 3
  2. displays unsportsmanlike behaviour (be rude to judges or team captains)
  3. while racing does not wear the race number as required
  4. inspects the course in an inappropriate manner (racing through gates before the start of the giant slalom race)
  5. does not pass with both feet on the inside of the flagged gates (giant slalom)
  6. does not cross the finish line with both feet except if racer crashes just before the finish and a part of the body crosses the finish line
  7. leaves marked area or does not pass all check points (cross country skiing)
  8. even if called does not give free the lane for a passing competitor, except within 200 m of the finish (cross-country skiing)
  9. uses illegal aid or assistance
  10. disturbs a competitor on purpose at the start or during the race
  11. disregards the safety requirements (safety bindings, ski stoppers, or safety straps)

Arbitration Panel
At the beginning of the ATOMIADE an arbitration panel will be named for the duration of the event. It will be composed of:
– a representative named by the organising committee
– a representative of the team leaders who will be elected at the first meeting of the team leaders
– a representative named by the ASCERI wintersport expert committee.

C 2.2   Evaluation

Age Categories
The following age categories are to be considered for the single competitions in giant slalom, alternative course, cross-country skiing, ski arc or laser biathlon, and combination evaluation. Medals will be given for all age categories irrespective of the number of participants in a category (no merging of categories is allowed).

Female and male

A 16 - 34 years
B 35 - 44 years
C 45 - 54 years
D 55 - 64 years
E 65 years and older

An age category starts with the calendar year of the date of birth.

Points Calculations for Competitions
Points will be calculated from the FIS points taken directly from the organising club or ski schools computing system.

Combination Evaluation (Giant Slalom - Cross-country Skiing)
The combination evaluation is determined as follows:
- The FIS points for cross-country skiing are added to the FIS points for giant slalom. 
- If a participant achieves FIS points in cross-country skiing in classic style as well as in cross-country skiing in free style the better  number of FIS points is retained. 
- The same is applicable to the giant slalom (ski and snowboard).

"Best Five" Team Evaluation
In order to give smaller teams the opportunity of winning the team event, only the best five competitors in both alpine and cross-country events are taken into account for the team trophy.
The team evaluation is determined by the addition of FIS points from the competitions of giant slalom and cross-country skiing (the best result of each of both styles) of:
- the two best female runners and the three best male runners of the respective team in the giant slalom competitions (either skiing or snow board)
- the two best female runners and the three best male runners of the respective team in the cross-country competitions (either classic, free style, laser biathlon or ski arc)
The lowest team score in FIS points wins sthe "Best Five" team evaluation.

Team XXX:

 N.N.   Female   Giant slalom (ski or snowboard)  Lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Female  Giant slalom (ski or snowboard)  Second lowest FIS points 
 N.N.  Female  Cross-country skiing (Classic or Freestyle or Biathlon)   Lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Female  Cross-country skiing (Classic or Freestyle or Biathlon)  Second lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Giant slalom (ski or snowboard)  Lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Giant slalom (ski or snowboard)  Second lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Giant slalom (ski or snowboard)  Third lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Cross-country skiing (Classic or Freestyle or Biathlon)  Lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Cross-country skiing (Classic or Freestyle or Biathlon)  Second lowest FIS points
 N.N.  Male  Cross-country skiing (Classic or Freestyle or Biathlon)  Third lowest FIS points

             Best-Five-FIS points = sum over all lines          RESULT = sum (above)

Medal Table
A medal table (larger than 1x2 meters) must be visible at central position at all presentations and should be updated daily.
The ranking of the Research Institutes is defined as follows:

  1. The Research Institute with the most gold medals is placed first.
  2. If two or more Research Institutes have the same number of gold medals, the numbers of silver medals is decisive.
  3. If two or more Research Institutes have the same number of gold and silver medals, the number of bronze medals is decisive.
  4. If there is still no clear ranking, the Research Institute with the same number of gold, silver and bronze medals are equally placed in alphabetical order of the abbreviations of the Research Institutes.

Publishing of the Results
The results of the day's events should be published either the same evening or the next morning by a table posted at the meeting office, so that the proceeding of the ATOMIADE is apparent to everybody.

Fair Play team Cup 
A Fair Play team Cup is given over to a participated team. The team leaders of the participated teams decide with one vote per team which team should get this cup.

C 3 - Competition Rules and Regulations

C 3.1  Alpine Encounters

C 3.1.1  Giant Slalom (Ski and Snowboard)

The Giant Slalom is to be carried out according to the FIS-rules:

Difference in elevation: 250 - 400 m
Time interval between the competitors: at least 30 sec
C 3.1.2   Parallel Slalom (Ski only)

Number of Competitors
The finals should consist of a female and male race and should not include more than 32 competitors in each.
These 32 competitors may either be entered directly or be the first 32 finishers from qualification competition raced on a previous day.

Definition
The parallel race is a competition where two or more competitors race simultaneously side by side down two or more courses. The setting of the courses, the configuration of the ground and the preparation of the snow are to be as identical as possible.

Vertical Drop
The vertical drop of the course must be between 80 and 100 m. There must be between 10 and 22 gates, not counting the start and finish. The run time of each race should be between 20 and 25 seconds.

Choice and Preparation of the Course
Choose a slope wide enough to permit two or more courses, preferably slightly concave (permitting a view of the whole course from any point).
The terrain variations must be the same across the surface of the slope. The course layouts must have the same profile and the same difficulties. A lift next to the course is essential to ensure that the races are run smoothly and rapidly.

Timing
The race will be timed. The fastest competitor over the combined 2 runs qualifies for the next run.

Execution of a Parallel on Two Courses
Each match between two competitors consists of two runs, the both competitors change courses for the second run.
The competitor with the smallest time difference after the two runs continues to the next round, the other is eliminated.

Seeding list for parallel Slalom (Ski)1st Round; 2nd Round; 3rd Round; Semi-final; Final; Winner

Formation into Pairs
Sixteen pairs of competitors are formed, using the results of the Giant Slalom.

Groups together
the 1st and the 32nd the 9th and the 24th
the 2nd and the 31st the 10th and the 23rd
the 3rd and the 30th the 11th and the 22nd
the 4th and the 29th the 12th and the 21st
the 5th and the 28th the 13th and the 20th
the 6th and the 27th the 14th and the 19th
the 7th and the 26th the 15th and the 18th
the 8th and the 25th the 16th and the 17th

Causes for disqualification
Causes for disqualification are the following:
-   false start
-   changing from one course to another
-   disturbing opponent, voluntarily or not
-   straddling one ski inside a gate or pole with the other ski outside
-   turn not executed on the outside of a gate
-   not finishing
If both competitors fall in either the first or second run of any round, the first competitor to reach the finish successfully will advance to the next round. If both competitors do not finish, the competitor who successfully skied the furthest distance will advance to the next round.
The competitor that does not finish or is disqualified in the first run does not start in a second run.

C 3.1.3  Alternative Race

An alpine racing course with components taken from Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G suitable for both alpine ski and snow-boards may be offered.
The regulations are comparable to the giant-slalom, however the route is only a passageway. The gate-poles must be placed in Kippstangentechnologie. The slalom-part may be placed in in-pole-mode, the giant-slalom, and the super-G part must be placed in two-pole-mode.
The length of the run is dependent on the route-structure between 300 - and 350 meters.
The run begins with a slalom of approximately 60 meters, with half of the route is sedate with (approximately 5-6) vertical. After two open gate-combinations, the run changes to a giant-slalom, whose length is 100 meters approximately and comprises all relevant gate-combinations. The rest of the route then follows in case-line super G with open gates with one straight shot-piece in the goal of approximately 30 meters the run finishes.

C 3.2 Cross-Country Skiing

In cross-country skiing single competitions in classic and free style are organised as well as a relay competition.

C 3.2.1 Single Competitions

The single competitions are separately run for female and male participants.
The competitions in classic style should take place at least one day before the free style race.

Classic Style
The track length for the cross-country skiing in classic style is 5 to 8 km for female and 10 to 13 km for male skiers.
This race is also the first competition for the hunting race (see item 3).

Free Style
This competition should take place at least one day after the race in classic style. It is also the 2nd competition for the hunting race (see item 3).
As with the classic style, the track length is 5 to 8 km for female and 10 to 13 km for male competitors.
The starting order is determined by the running times of the classic style race and includes the time differences. Competitors who did not participate in the classic style race start after the last participant in the nordic chase in a 30 sec interval. The order is decided as per C 2.1.5.

Nordic Chase
The nordic chase consists of a race in classic style and a race in free style. The start order and the start time differences correspond to the results of the race in classic style.
There are different evaluations for female and male competitors without consideration of age categories.
Normally the order of arrival at the finish line gives the result of the race. However the organisers may decide later in the race to limit the time between starters in order to limit the duration of the race time. In this case the result for those participants who’s start time has been modified will be recalculated after the race.

C 3.2.2    Cross-Country Ski Relay

The competition is made of mixed teams (female and male).

Organisation
The organisation of a relay is the same as for the cross-country skiing. Beyond that the race management appoints a referee for the start and the changing zone and helpers, who check the correct change-over.

Track
a) The length of the track must be between 2 and 4 km per participant.
b) For at least the last 200 m the track must have two lanes.

Colours of the Individual Runners
Each runner of the relay must wear a coloured start number that shows his starting position within the relay. The order is as follows:

1  =  red
2  =  green
3  =  yellow
4  =  blue

Start
Starting position: If it is not possible to position all starting contestants side by side for lack of space, two or more rows of starters can be positioned behind each other at a distance of at least 4 m. The first row should consist of at least 6 contestants.

Arrangement of the Track at the Start
Every contestant must have his/her own lane during the first 100 m from the start. During these 100 m the skating step is not permitted. The space between the lanes is to amount to at least 1.20 m. After that all lanes converge into one; this has to occur gradually over a distance of 100 m from the outside inwards.
The starting line has to be arranged in such a way that all competing teams have covered the same distance, when reaching the shared lane (circle arc).
During the first 2 km of the lane abrupt changes of direction must be avoided.

Change of Place and Handing-Over

  1. The handing-over takes place within the changing zone, which is formed by rectangle (length 30 m, width according to the current conditions). The lane has to be arranged as a straight double lane the last 200 m before the changing zone.
  2. The handing over is done correctly when the arriving contestant touches the leaving contestant with one hand within the clearly marked rectangle.
  3. In the changing zone the leaving contestant stands alongside the lane, but not in the lane. When an arriving contestant is announced the leaving one has to prepare himself for the handing over.
  4. If the handing over is not executed according to the regulations both contestants are to be called back to the changing zone and a correct handing over has to take place before the leaving contestant is allowed to start. If the contestants do not return the team will be disqualified. The control guard in the changing zone is responsible for the compliance with this regulation.
  5. The finish line has to be marked directly on the perimeter of the rectangle at the arriving side of the lane.
  6. During the last 200 m before the finish or before the changing zone the contestant no longer needs to clear the lane. These 200 m have to be marked clearly.

Timing Measurement

  1. The time of arrival of each contestant is measured at the beginning of the changing zone. This time is also the starting time for the leaving contestant.
  2. The arrival time of each relay's last runner is the final time for each team.
  3. The running times of each contestant and the overall time for each relay are to be stated in the official result list. The best times for every part of the course are to be underlined (best times of the round).

Size of the Teams

  1. One team consists of 4 participants. At least one of them has to be female. The first two participants run in classic style, the two last in free-style.
  2. If a Research Institute enters more than 2 teams, only the teams one and two, designated before the race, are classified. Unclassified teams start last.
  3. Mixed cross-country relays, formed from different Research Institutes, are admissible as a matter of principle. However, an evaluation is only possible, if the team is formed of at least three participants of the same Research Institute.
    If a participant of this Institute participates in a mixed relay of another Institute an evaluation of this team is not possible if this participant could have started in the team of his own Institute.
  4. The participant's names and the starting order have to be made public by the organiser on the eve before the beginning of the tournament.

C 3.3  Ski-Arc

Ski-Arc consists of the following kinds of sports:

Cross-country skiing
Archery

Categories
1. Male:  12 km on 4 km course, 3 rounds, 4 arrows / round
2. Female: 8 km on 4 km course, 2 rounds, 4 arrows / round

Ski
Free choice of style, single start every 30 seconds.

Arch
Any kind of classic bow (blank bow) or compound bow (rules of conformity, see tournament rules) is allowed. 
Condition: The sights, the counterbalances and the stabilisers must not jut out more than 2 inches over the foremost point of the back of the  bow. The bow remains at the shooting range beside the quivers.

Arrows
Any kind of arrow is allowed. For safety reasons, each participant must have 12 arrows (male) or 8 arrows (female), because these arrows are to remain in the targets until the competition is finished.

Targets
The distance must be 18 m
A shooting range is equipped with a carrier board on to which a maximum of 3 targets are fastened. 

The target consists of a square piece of white cardboard or paper. In the centre of the target there is a black circle (see illustration). In this black circle's centre there is a white target circle.

Measurements of the targets for:

Blanc bows side length of the target 40 cm
diameter of the black circle 16 cm
diameter of the white circle 4 cm
Compound bows side length of the target 25 cm
diameter of the black circle 10 cm
diameter of the white circle 3 cm


   

Penalties
1 minute for each arrow out of the target circle (black circle of 10 resp. 16 cm with its white centre), but the arrow is on the target.
2 minutes for each arrow out of the target.

C 3.4  Laser Biathlon

The organiser reserves the right to change the day or the time of the race due to the fact that the equipment used, i.e. the laser rifles, is very sensitive to the weather conditions (storm, snow or rain showers).

The laser biathlon is comprised of:
- Cross country skiing
- Laser rifle shooting

Categories
In order for the shooting to have a real influence on the race, the length of the cross-country skiing is fixed to:
– Men:     10 km, 5 laps à 2 km with 4 rounds of shooting (prone position with support)
– Women: 8 km, 4 laps à 2 km with 3 rounds of shooting (prone position with support)

Skiing
– Free choice of style (classic oder skating)
– Indivdual start every 30 sec

Material
a) Rifles
Only the organiser of the race has the right to provide the laser rifles. They will all be identical. During the practice and the competition the rifles will remain on the shooting range placed on the support, facing the targets. 
b) Targets
The targets are placed 10 m from the shooting stand.
A white target-stand is made up of five round black targets with 3.5 cm in diametre.

Shooting
An ASCERI referee will test all rifles at the beginning of the competition.
There will be at least one person in charge of each target.
The competitor must carry out 5 shots in the prone position.
On shooting, the laser rifle’s luminous beam will light up the black circle of the target:
– a green light will appear inside the target if the shot was successful
– if no light appears, the shot has missed. As a consequence, the competitor will have to ski a penalty loop.
After 5 shots the competitor leaves the shooting range
– either directly to the skiing lap (if he has no penalties)
– or onto the penalty loop if targets have been missed.

Penalties
The competitor has to ski as many penalty loops as missed targets (a maximum of 5 laps).
The penalty loop has a length of 150 m (measurement taken inside the loop).
A penalty loop represents 20 to 30 seconds depending on the level of the competitor.
The organiser will ensure a precise and fair supervision of the execution of the penalty loops.