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2004 Inline Downhill World Championships
Requirements for Organizers
Rules, regulations, and safety procedures
that must be observed and followed by the organizers
of the 2004 Inline Downhill World Championships.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ORGANIZER OF THE
INLINE DOWNHILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The race-track shall consist of a road with asphalt surface.
Possible dangerous spots will be detected by the Race Office and marked
with a spray on the surface.
These spots shall be pointed out to the skaters.
There is no definition of the necessary length of a race-track for World
Championships but it should not fall below 1,5 kilometer.
The difference in altitude results in the difference of sea levels measured
at the starting and finishing spots of the downhill track.
Average guiding principle: 80 - 120 meters difference in altitude per 1000
The start has to be marked with a starting-box and/or with a ramp.
The finish has to be marked with a banner and/or with a finishing-arch.
The finishing-line consists of a white line on the surface of the race-track
with no less than 20 centimeters width.
Safety at the Race Track
The organizer shall secure sufficient measures for making the track safe,
especially at the outside of curves and the predetermined falling-spaces.
Bales of straw, nets and tarpaulins can be used as safety-catch.
Sufficient separation of the race-track from the space for spectators has to
be made as far as possible.
The organizer shall provide the necessary number of track guards to secure the
safety of all competitors and spectators.
The track guards should wear the same signs of identification.
Radio telephony between start, finish, track guards and Race Organization has
to be provided.
The organizer shall ensure that all relevant medical aid (including 2 ambulances
with an emergency doctor) for possible injuries is kept in operational order
throughout the Championships.
Safety of the Skaters
Integral- helmets and safety gear is being recommended to be used by the skaters.
Following the rules of the hosting national federations.
If a competitor falls at a blind stretch, the next athlete gets a warning (red flag).
Electronic timekeeping is recommended in the format of mm: ss: cc: hh
The electronic display should include:
name of starter
maximum speed possibly (measuring distance: 10 meters)
split time possibly
1 Person responsible for the control of timekeeping
Limitation of Liability
All competitors act on their own responsibility.
All competitors shall be aware of the dangers which might occur during the competition
and shall participate in total awareness.
No claims whatever can be made against the organizer / FIRS/ CIC.
Each competitor shall sign an agreement of indemnity against any claims which has
to be included with the registration forms.
No participation is possible without a signed agreement of indemnity.
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