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 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.

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.

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