These is the second part of the fine tuning changes of the rules. Just to remember, all changes are writen in green letters.
126.96.36.199 Equipment Control Procedures
a) The Organizing Committee must inform team officials and athletes where and when they may have their equipment inspected prior to or during the competitions
b) The Equipment Control Section must be open to provide voluntary inspections for athletes’ equipment, starting with the Official Training day and continuing through the last day of Rifle-Pistol-Running Target competition;
c) ISSF calibration test equipment must be used to check testing instruments before each day of testing and when a disqualification is considered during post-competition testing;
d) Athletes are encouraged to bring any items of equipment to the Equipment Control Section for checking if they are not certain if they will pass a post-competition check.
e) The Equipment Control Section must ensure that all Rifle shooting jackets and shooting trousers are identified with a seal bearing a unique serial number that is registered to the athlete. The seal must be designed so that it cannot be removed without breaking the seal. Seals previously issued for one-time-only clothing inspections (2013 and prior) fulfill this requirement. Jackets and trousers with no seal must be checked for compliance with ISSF Rules and have seals affixed to them that are registered for the athlete. The Equipment Control and Rifle Juries will use the jacket and trouser seals to conduct random checks for compliance with
f) The Equipment Control Section must keep a register of, the guns, shooting jacket and trousers that they check, with the name of the athlete, the make (manufacturer), serial number and caliber of each gun checked on an Equipment Control Card;
Note- The former rules a); h); k); l; m; n; have been deleted.
6.7.9 Post-Competition Testing
188.8.131.52 Post-competition checks must be conducted after Elimination and
Qualification Round competitions and during the reporting time before Finals. Post-competition checks for 10m and 50m rifle and pistol events must check a minimum of five (5) athletes, including random finalists, random and target testing selections. Post-competition controls for 25m pistol events must check a minimum of one athlete per relay per stage. Post-competition checks for Running Target events must control a minimum of three (3) athletes per event. The Equipment Control Jury is responsible for supervising the conduct of all post-competition checks. Rifle post-competition checks must include shooting clothing, underclothing, taping and rifles (trigger weighing when applicable). Pistol post-competition checks must include shoes, taping, trigger weighing, pistol dimensions and grips (8.12). ammunition velocity checks and the weighing of bullets where applicable. Running Target. Post-Competition Checks must include Rifle weights, telescope power (10m) and Marker Tapes. Judges of the same gender as the athletes must be available for clothing and taping checks.
184.108.40.206 If an athlete fails a post-competition check, the Chairman of the Equipment Control Jury or one Jury Member designated by the Chairman of the Equipment Control Jury must confirm that the test was performed correctly and that the athlete is disqualified. The confirmation procedure must include using ISSF calibration testing equipment to confirm that the testing instruments are measuring accurately.
220.127.116.11 (new) Appeals against a post-competition test disqualification may be submitted to the Jury of Appeal. The Jury of Appeal must decide if the test was performed correctly, but it may not repeat the test.
6.8.6 (new) During training and competitions, Jury Members are responsible for checking athletes clothing and equipment for compliance with ISSF Sponsorship/Advertising Rules (4.4-4.7, 18.104.22.168);
Jumping rule 6.11.6 until I receive a clarification about the rule.
6.12.8 (new) Physical Abuse of a Competition Official or Athlete
An athlete or team official who makes physical contact with a Jury Member, Referee, Range Officer, other competition official or another athlete by grasping, pushing, shoving, striking or similar means may be excluded from further participation in a Championship. Any such act of physical abuse must be reported to the Chairman of the Jury responsible for supervising that area of activity. One or more witnesses or physical evidence must confirm the act of alleged abuse. The Jury must then decide whether the athlete or team official may be excluded from that Championship. A decision to exclude may be appealed to the Jury of Appeal (6.16.7). If the Jury or Jury of Appeal concludes that the act of abuse was of such a serious nature that further sanctions are warranted, they may, in addition to excluding the athlete or team official from the current championship also refer the case to the ISSF Ethics Committee (22.214.171.124, Annex “CE”) for further
126.96.36.199 Start Positions and Bib Numbers. Starting positions in Finals are assigned according to a random draw that must be done automatically by the computer when the Finals Start List is released. 10m and 50m firing points must be labeled A-B-C-D-EF- G-H. The reserve targets must be labeled R1 and R2. Targets for 25m Pistol Women Finals must be labeled A-B-C-D-E/F-G-H-I-J.
188.8.131.52 Finals Rules and Procedures.
e) In Finals, dry firing is permitted only during a Preparation and Sighting Time, Changeover and Sighting Times or a Preparation Period, except that dry firing during 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Finals is permitted in accordance with 6.17.4. Dry firing at any other time must be penalized with a one (1) point deduction in 10m and 50m Finals and a one (1) hit deduction in 25m Pistol Finals.
184.108.40.206 Presentation of Medalists. After the CRO declares “RESULTS ARE FINAL,” the Announcer must immediately recognize the medal winners by announcing:
“THE GOLD MEDAL WINNER, REPRESENTING (NATION), IS (NAME)”
“THE SILVER MEDAL WINNER, REPRESENTING (NATION), IS (NAME)”
“THE BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, REPRESENTING (NATION), IS (NAME)”
6.17.2 FINALS – 10m AIR RIFLE AND AIR PISTOL MEN AND WOMEN, 50m PISTOL MEN, 50m RIFLE PRONE MEN
16:00 min before
The CRO will call finalists to the firing line sixteen (16) minutes before the start time by commanding “ATHLETES TO THE LINE.”
After two (2) min., the CRO will start a combined Preparation and Sighting Time by commanding “EIGHT MINUTES PREPARATION AND SIGHTING TIME…START.” During this time, finalists may fire unlimited sighting shots.
At 30 sec. before the end of the Preparation and Sighting Time,
the CRO will command “30 SECONDS.”
After eight (8) minutes, the CRO will command “STOP…UNLOAD.”
No score announcements are made during sighting shots. After the commands STOP…UNLOAD, Finalists must unload their rifles and insert safety flags for the presentation. A Range Officer must verify that gun actions are open with safety flags inserted. Athletes may remain in position during their presentations, but they must lower their rifles from their shoulders and are expected to turn their heads and faces towards spectators and the TV camera used to show the presentations. All finalists’ rifles must remain down, out of their shoulders, until the presentation of all Finalists is finished.
5:30 min. Before
After finalists’ guns are checked, the Announcer will introduce the finalists, CRO and Jury Member-in-Charge according to Rule 220.127.116.11.
Immediately after the presentation, the CRO will command “TAKE YOUR POSITIONS.”
The targets and scoreboard must be cleared for MATCH shots.
After 60 sec., the CRO will begin commands for the first MATCH series.
6.17.3 FINALS – 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS MEN AND WOMEN
13:00 min. before
The CRO will call finalists to the firing line thirteen (13) minutes before the Start Time by commanding “ATHLETES TO THE LINE.” After being called to the line, finalists may handle their rifles, get into the kneeling position and do holding or aiming exercises, but they may not remove safety flags or dry fire.
After two (2) min., the CRO will start a combined Preparation and Sighting Time by commanding “FIVE MINUTES PREPARATION AND SIGHTING TIME…START.” After this command, finalists may remove safety flags, dry fire and fire nlimited sighting shots.
At 30 sec. before the end of the Preparation and Sighting Time, the CRO will command “30 SECONDS.”
After five (5) min., the CRO will command“STOP…UNLOAD.”
No score announcements are made during Sighting shots. After the command STOP…UNLOAD, finalists must unload their rifles and insert safety flags for the presentation of the finalists. A Range Officer must verify that rifle actions are open with safety flags inserted. Athletes may remain in position during 3-Position Finals presentations, but they must lower their rifles from their shoulders and are expected to turn their heads and faces towards spectators and the TV camera used to show the presentations.
PRESENTATION OF FINALISTS
5:30 min. before
After finalists’ rifles are checked, the Announcer will present the finalists, CRO and Jury Member-in-Charge according to Rule 18.104.22.168. All finalists’ rifles must remain down, out of their shoulders, until the presentation of all Finalists is finished.
FIRING 3 X 5-shot series Time limit: 200 sec.
for each series
Immediately after the presentation, the CRO will command “TAKE YOUR POSITIONS,” pause 60 seconds and then command “FOR THE FIRST COMPETITION SERIES…LOAD.” After five (5) sec., the CRO will command “START.”
Finalists have 200 sec. to fire each five (5) shot MATCH series in kneeling.
At 200 sec. or after all finalists have fired five (5) shots, theCRO will command “STOP.”
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6.17.4 FINALS – 25m RAPID FIRE PISTOL MEN
6.17.5 FINALS – 25m PISTOL WOMEN
No changes were made in these two Finals Rules
Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Sources - First and second edition of the Rules and Regulations book
Sources - First and second edition of the Rules and Regulations book