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 Mini ATOMIADE or Mini Games,  hereonafter referred to as "ATOMIADE".

The Mini Atomiade/ Mini Games usually starts on a Friday and ends on a Monday. It must include football and other sports according to the possibilities of the organiser

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

Participants are allowed to register for more than one competition however, the organisation shall not take into account individual or team needs when setting up competition schedules. It is the responsability of the team and individual participants to be on time for the competition in which they participate.

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

    The age is calculated as follows: year of the event minus birth year. For example, for an event taking place in 2022, age category C includes all participants born between January 1st, 1968 and December 31, 1977, whatever their birthday.

  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.