Track Athletics in Detail

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Harper & Brothers, 1896 - Athletics - 147 pages
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Page 140 - When in any but the final heat of a race, a claim of foul or interference is made he shall have the power to disqualify the competitor who was at fault, if he considers the foul intentional or due to culpable carelessness, and shall also have the power to allow the hindered competitor to start in the next round of heats just as if he had been placed in his trial. When in a final heat, a claim of foul or interference is made, he shall have the power to disqualify the competitor who was at fault if...
Page 143 - The height shall be measured from the middle of the bar to the ground on a direct line. Each boy shall be allowed three trial jumps at each height.
Page 141 - When any part of the person of a competitor shall touch the ground in front of his mark before the starting signal is given, it shall be considered a false start. Penalties for false starting shall be inflicted by the Starter, as follows : In...
Page 139 - III.—The referee shall decide all questions relating to the actual conduct of the meeting, whose final settlement is not otherwise covered by these rules. He alone shall have the power to change the order of events as laid down in the official program, and to add to or to alter the . announced arrangement of heats in any event.
Page 143 - The outer edge of this joist shall be called the scratch line, and the measurement of all jumps shall be made from it at right angles to the nearest break in the ground made by any part of the person of the competitor. In front of the scratch line the ground shall be removed to the depth of three and the width of twelve inches outward. A foul jump shall be one where the competitor in jumping off the scratch line makes a mark on the ground immediately in front of it, or runs over the line without...
Page 144 - The poles shall have no assisting devices, except that they may be wound or wrapped with any substance for the purpose of affording a firmer grasp, and may have one spike at the lower end. No competitor shall, during his vault, raise the hand which was uppermost when he left the ground to a higher point on the pole, nor shall he raise the hand which was undermost when he left the ground to any point on the pole above the other hand. Poles shall be furnished by the...
Page 142 - THE JUDGE OF WALKING shall have sole power to determine the fairness or unfairness of walking, and his rulings thereon shall be final and without appeal. He shall caution any competitor whenever walking unfairly; the third caution to disqualify, except that he shall immediately disqualify any competitor when walking unfairly during the last 220 yards of a race. He shall control his assistants, and assign to them such of his duties as he may deem proper. RULE...
Page 139 - A referee has no authority, after heats have been duly drawn and published in a programme, to transfer a contestant from one heat to another. When in any but the final heat of a race a claim of foul or interference is made, he shall have the power to disqualify the competitor who was at fault, if he considers the foul intentional, or due to culpable carelessness, and shall also...
Page 140 - V. THE JUDGES AT FINISH shall determine the order of finishing of contestants and shall arrange among themselves as to noting the winner, second, third, fourth, etc., as the case may require. Their decision in this respect shall be without appeal, and in case of disagreement a majority shall govern. RULE VI.
Page 144 - ... put is measured. The measurement of each put shall be from the nearest mark made by the fall of the shot to the circumference of the circle on a line from the mark made by the shot to the centre of the circle. Foul puts and letting go the shot in making an attempt shall be counted as trial puts without result.

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