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15 January 1999

Alterations to Rules (IAAF Rule 10, paragraph 1)

Dear Colleagues,

With regards to the 42nd IAAF Congress in 1999, we hereby submit the following proposals:

Rule 12.9

New text:
In international meetings under Rule 12.1 (a) and (b), Members shall be represented only by:

(a) Athletes who are citizens (by birth or naturalisation or   registration) of the country which the affiliated Member represents, provided that at least three years has passed since the date when the athletes last represented another Member in a meeting under Rule 12.1 (a) or (b).

(b) Athletes who have had residence in a country, where the   national governing body is a Member, at least three years since the date when the athletes last represented another Member in a meeting under Rule 12.1 (a) or (b), if the two Members concerned agree, and if the Council of the IAAF approves.

(c) Athletes who have had residence in a country for at least three years since the date when the athletes last represented another Member in a meeting under Rule 12.1 (a) or (b), and who does not have any citizenship at all, if the Council of the IAAF approves.

(d) Athletes who have had residence in a country for at least three consecutive years, and have never participated in athletics governed by a Member in another country, if the Council of the IAAF approves.

(e) Athletes who are citizens of a colony of which the Member represents the mother country, if such a colony is not represented by membership of the IAAF, provided that at least three years have passed since the date when the athletes last represented another Member, in a meeting under Rule 12.1 (a) or (b).

(f) Athletes who are citizens of a colony, not previously directly represented by a Member, where the national governing body becomes a Member.

(g) Athletes who, by the incorporation of one country into another, become citizens of that country, provided the national governing body of that country is a Member.

(h) Athletes who become citizens of a new country ratified by Treaty, provided the country becomes represented by a Member.

(i) Athletes who holds, or are legally entitled to hold, citizenship of two or more countries, provided that at least three years have passed since the date when the athletes last represented another of the countries of which they hold, or are legally entitled to hold citizenship, in a meeting under  Rule 12.1 (a) or (b).
The period of residence may be reduced to one year, if the two Members concerned agree, and if the Council of the IAAF approves.

(j) In the Olympic Games the rules of the IOC concerning eligibility and citizenship, as described above, prevails over those of the IAAF.

Rule 12.10

New Rule - the following to change numbers accordingly
In international meetings under Rule 12.1 (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g),
Members shall be represented only by:

(a) Athletes who are citizens (by birth or naturalisation or registration) of the country which the affiliated Member represents.

(b) Athletes who have had residence in a country for at least three consecutive years, where the national governing body is a Member, if the two Members concerned agree.

(c) Athletes who have had residence in a country for at least three consecutive years, where the national governing body is a Member, and who does not have any citizenship at all.

(d) Athletes who have had residence in a country for at least three consecutive years, and have never participated in athletics governed by a Member in another country.

(e) Athletes who are citizens of a colony of which the Member represents the mother country, if such a colony is not represented by membership of the IAAF.

(f) Athletes who are citizens of a colony, not previously directly represented by a Member, where the national governing body becomes a Member.

(g) Athletes who by the incorporation of one country into another become citizens of that country, provided that the national governing body of that country is a Member.

(h) Athletes who become citizens of a new country ratified by   Treaty, provided the country becomes represented by a Member.

(i) Athletes who have had residence for at least three consecutive years in one out of two or more countries, where they hold, or are legally entitled to hold citizenship, provided that the national governing body of that country is a Member.
The period of residence may be reduced to one year, if the two Members concerned agree.

Kind regards,

DANISH ATHLETIC FEDERATION

Thomas Thomsen
President

/Georg Facius
Hon.International Advisor