IAAF RULE 180 -17 TIME ALLOWED FOR TRIALS

OMA COUNCIL MEMBERS

  I think you all know that the time allowed for “other “ individual events was 1 minute until in 2017 it was changed to 30 seconds. You are also likely aware that the IAAF more recently reverted to the 1 minute.   IAAF rules do not automatically become WMA rules. They must be accepted by the WMA Council before they become WMA rules.   WMA accepted the change to 30 seconds. I have just been advised that the WMA Council meeting in Toronto to coincide with a year to go to the WMA Championships there has not accepted a change back to 1 minute and therefore the allowed time remains at 30 seconds.   The booklet “WMA RULES OF COMPETITION” which is on the WMA website will need to be amended to show this difference between IAAF/WMA rules.  

Bob Schickert OMA Secretary