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World Athletics Rule Book - NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN PRINT (BOOK) please see below

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Please see the following from World Athletics.

Currently, plans to print the Rules Book have been dropped. We are in for a number of innovations and amendments in the future and therefore the Competition and Technical rules tend to change all too often now and most probably also in the years to come, so a static, printed version could even be misleading. We encourage everybody to go the Book of Rules section on the website to find the always-current text. We shall also try to arrange a print-ready pdf version (in the current printed format) in the Technical Information section for download so that those who wish to do a local printing could do so.

Book of Rules | Official Documents (worldathletics.org)

The World Athletics Competition and Technical Rule Book contains all rules for international competition.  

Covers:

  • admin rules
  • anti-doping
  • disputes
  • world records
  • technical rules for:
    • officials 
    • general competition rules
    • track
    • field (vertical jumps, horizontal jumps, throws)
    • combined events
    • indoor events
    • race walking
    • road races
    • cross country