The rules and regulations for team tournaments and competitions treated in this chapter apply to the sports meetings of an ASCERI Winter Atomiade.
The rules and regulations for team tournaments and competitions treated in this chapter apply to the sports meetings of an ASCERI 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.
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 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
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.
A particpant will be disqualified if he or she
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.
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 Alpine disciplines (ski, snowboard) - Cross-country Skiing (Classic, free style, ski-arc or biathlon)
The combination evaluation is determined as follows:
- The best FIS points for cross-country skiing are added to the best FIS points for the alpine disciplines.
- 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).
To be added soon: F coefficients to be used to calculate FIS points (according to minutes of 2015 AGM).
"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 alpine disciplines 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 alpine disciplines (either alpine 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 the "Best Five" team evaluation.
|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)
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:
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.
The Giant Slalom is to be carried out according to the FIS-rules:
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
In cross-country skiing single competitions in classic and free style are organised as well as a relay competition.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The competition is made of mixed teams (female and male).
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.
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:
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
Size of the Teams
Ski-Arc consists of the following kinds of sports:
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
Free choice of style, single start every 30 seconds.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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).
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)
– Free choice of style (classic oder skating)
– Indivdual start every 30 sec
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.
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.
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.
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.