Annual Sport Meeting

February 19 2005 | Sport

The Annual Sport Meeting (February 11-12, 2005) decided to propose the following changes in FIPO:
– to stop measuring bits, as this doesn’t fit to the new rule to accept all bits unless explicitly forbidden;
– to allow shoes with a wear and tear up to 23 mm, so all member countries can follow this rule strictly;
– to allow wedged soles (up to 8 mm in the heel);
– to allow trained assisitants to replace judges at specific positions in pace race, to solve the problems with the high number of judges (up to 9) required for the Pace Race 250 m.
When accepted by the Delegates’ Assembly in September, these rules will be in effect as of January 1, 2006.