PROGRAMME, STRUCTURE AND SCORING:
The European Throwing Cup shall be staged on (normally) 2 (two) days and in accordance with the applicable Competition, Advertising, Doping and other relevant Rules and Regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). IAAF Rule 180.5 (determining the order of competition) shall apply.
The programme shall comprise the following events:
Senior Men and Women: Shot Put; Discus Throw; Hammer Throw; Javelin Throw.
Under 23 Men and Women: Shot Put; Discus Throw; Hammer Throw; Javelin Throw.
The European Throwing Cup comprises separate events for men's and women's teams representing European Athletics Member Federations. Each event may, according to the numbers entered, be divided into 2 (two) or more groups considering as much information as possible about the performances of all athletes so that, normally, the best performers compete in the same group. In principle the distribution will be based on the best performances of the athletes since 1 January in the year preceding the date of the competition. Personal best performance and medals achieved at major events can be also considered by the Technical Delegate for the purpose of the distribution per groups. The final distribution is under the discretion of the Technical Delegate. In any case all participating athletes have the right to 6 (six) attempts, and the participation order for each event shall follow the same criteria of the groupings composition in a way that the best ranked athlete throws in the last position.
European Athletics Member Federations not entering teams may enter athletes to compete as individuals, each event being considered separately.
All European Athletics Members Federations in good standing shall be entitled to participate in the European Throwing Cup.
No athlete may take part in the European Throwing Cup unless entered by the European Athletics Member Federation which he/she is eligible to represent in accordance with the IAAF Rules.
Except in the Shot Put (men) and Hammer Throw (men), only athletes aged at least 16 (sixteen) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the European Throwing Cup.
Each athlete may only be entered in one age group of an event at the European Throwing Cup and he/she can only compete in the age group for which he/she was entered. For the avoidance of doubt an athlete can be entered in different age group in different events, but cannot compete in the same event in two age groups.
Only athletes aged at least 18 (eighteen) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the Shot Put and Hammer Throw (men).
Only athletes aged at least 16 (sixteen) and not more than 22 (twenty two) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the Under 23 events.
Each team shall consist of up to 3 (three) athletes entered in each event for Senior Men and Senior Women of which a maximum of 2 (two) may participate and 2 (two) athletes in each event for Under 23 Men and Women of which a maximum of 1 (one) may participate.
The finishing positions of the men's and women's teams shall be determined separately.
The finishing positions of the Senior and Under 23 teams shall be determined separately.
Each team's score shall be determined according to the best performance of its highest finishing athlete in each event and shall be the aggregate of points attributed to those performances according to the International Scoring Tables. The team achieving the highest number of points shall be the winner, and so on.
If two or more teams have an equality of scores calculated according to 1002.10, the tie shall be decided in favour of the team containing the athlete achieving the highest individual score from a single event. If the tie remains the second highest individual score will be considered and so on.
Any team finishing without a scoring athlete in all 4 (four) events shall not be counted in the teams classification.
The points attributable to the best performance of each athlete in each event shall be combined into individual athletes' classification list(s).
The European Athletics Council shall be entitled to amend or vary the above procedures if it is of the opinion that it is in the interests of the European Throwing Cup.
THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS OFFICIATING PERSONS:
The President and Director General of European Athletics or their representative(s) shall have the overall responsibility for the care and supervision of the European Throwing Cup.
European Athletics shall designate a member of its professional staff to be the Project Leader having the responsibility to coordinate the European Athletics Officiating Persons and other staff members and to direct the operational management of the event in cooperation with the organiser.
The European Athletics Council shall appoint the following Delegates and other persons to provide specialist advice and guidance to the organiser:
1 Council Delegate;
1 Technical Delegate;
1 Doping Control Delegate;
3 Jury of Appeal Members to be appointed at the Technical Meeting (no members will be appointed to replace those that cannot be present in case their countries are directly/indirectly involved in the protest. Decision will be made with the number of members present and in case there is a tie in the voting for the decision the Chair/Vice-Chair - appointed in advance - will take the final decision).
As soon as possible after the decision to appoint an organiser European Athletics shall inform the organiser as to the names and roles of the European Athletics Officiating Persons and the organiser shall cooperate with and follow the reasonable and proper directions of such persons.
PROTOCOL, CEREMONIES, AWARDS:
All matters concerning protocol, ceremonies, awards and related matters shall be decided by European Athletics which may, from time to time, establish guidelines.
Opening and Closing and Victory Ceremonies:
Subject to 1012.1, the organiser shall propose opening and closing and victory ceremonies of styles and content appropriate to the venue. These may include ceremonies and/or celebrations held either inside or outside the competition venue.
Such proposals shall be subject to the approval of European Athletics and shall be appropriate to a European Throwing Cup.
The individual winner, second placed and third placed in each event shall each receive a medal to be provided by the organiser.
The winning team in each event shall receive and retain a cup to be provided by European Athletics. The second and third teams shall each receive a trophy to be provided by European Athletics.
For the winning, second and third teams, the scoring members as well as non-scoring members who completed the competition shall receive medals to be provided by the organiser.
The organiser shall present all participating athletes and officials with a suitable commemorative souvenir.
INFORMATION, NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS:
All information shall be printed, displayed or announced in English.
The names and abbreviations of all European Athletics Member Federations shall, at ll times, conform to those approved and decided by the IAAF