SYNTHETIC TRACK PRODUCTS
SECTION 1. APPROVAL
OF MATERIALS AND BRANDED PRODUCTS
1.1 IAAF may,
on application by any manufacturer or supplier, and, subject to such
tests and certification which IAAF at its discretion require, grant a
certificate of product approval in the terms hereinafter described and
with such conditions or time limitations as are deemed by IAAF to be
1.2 All costs
associated with the product approval including but not limited to
costs of transport of samples, laboratory tests fees, cost of storage
of control samples, cost of processing of applications together with a
fee to be set by IAAF will be met by the manufacturer or supplier.
certificate of product approval will be valid for more than four years
from the date of issue.
Manufacturers or suppliers shall inform IAAF of any proposed change of
formulation or of raw materials which may affect the Performance
Standard of any certified product and shall supply such information as
is deemed necessary by IAAF to IAAF or to any test institute(s)
nominated by IAAF for the purpose of ensuring that the product still
conforms with IAAF Performance Specifications.
1.5 IAAF will
publish a list of all approved products annually showing all products
approved. This list will be circulated to all Member Federations and
will be available on request from IAAF.
SECTION 2. METHOD OF
application will be on IAAF application form and will give full
details of the product including materials specifications for tracks
cast on site. Where it is deemed necessary for evaluation of materials
details of suppliers must be supplied.
application will be accompanied by four samples of the product to be
sent directly to the laboratory - one sample will be retained by the
control laboratory designated in consultation with IAAF and the other
samples will be retained under the direct control of IAAF. In the
event of subsequent dispute over any matter concerning product alleged
to be covered by an IAAF product certificate these samples will be
SECTION 3. APPROVAL
3.1 An IAAF
approved test institute will assess and test a control sample
reporting directly to IAAF. All tests will be conducted in the
laboratory under normal laboratory conditions and on the apparatus
specified in the IAAF Performance Specifications for Synthetic
Surfaces. Any changes or proposed changes in procedures will be
notified to all participating companies and shall only be effective
ninety (90) days after the date of issue of such notification by IAAF.
3.2 In the
event of any product failing to meet the required standard the
applicant will be afforded the opportunity of a hearing and of a
further test. All costs will be discharged by the applicant.
3.3 From time
to time IAAF may require the applicant to supply samples from
facilities under construction for the purpose of monitoring the
continuing conformity with the approvals granted.
3.4 List of
IAAF approved laboratories for synthetic surface testing:
Centre for Sports
Unit 3, Greenwich
Centre Business Park 53 Norman Road London SE10 9QF Great Britain &
Tel: (44 20) 8293
Fax: (44 20) 8269
Tel: (41 52) 740 30
Fax: (41 52) 740 30
Baden-Wurttemberg OGI Sportboden
Tel: (49 711) 685
Fax: (49 711) 685
Technoparc du circuit
des 24 heures
Chemin aux Boeufs
72100 Le Mans
Tel: (33 2) 43 47 08
Fax: (33 2) 43 47 08 28
PO Box 123 Blindern
N-0314 Oslo 3
Tel: (47 22) 96 55 00
Fax: (47 22) 96 55 42
United States Sports
506 Cedar Lane
Hopewell, VA 23860
Tel: (1 804) 541 7212
Fax: (1 804) 541 7207
Österr Institut fur Sporttechnologie
Arsenal, Objekt 213
Tel: (43 1) 798
Fax: (43 1) 798
International Pty Ltd
380 Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills, NSW
Tel: (61 2) 9980 9800
Fax: (61 2) 9980 2556
SECTION 4. CONTROL
AND MONITORING PROCEDURE
4.1 IAAF will
monitor all tracks for which compliance with the IAAF Performance
Standards is obligatory (IAAF Rule 140) and will ensure that any
product certificate issued for the system used is consistent with the
in situ test results.
4.2 Any test
results submitted to IAAF in support of any track certification will
be compared with product certification issued to ensure continuing
conformity with that product certification.
4.3 In any
case where the monitoring procedures indicate that a product
certificate is not longer appropriate to the product the holder of the
product certificate will be notified and will have the opportunity
within thirty (30) days of the date of the notification to show reason
why the certificate should not be withdraw by IAAF.
certificates may be renewed on payment of the appropriate fee and with
a single control test in any case where the applicant certifies that
the product is unchanged and where this is confirmed by monitoring
during the four previous years.
4.5 Any holder
of a product certificate may be required to supply samples for the
purpose of round robin test of IAAF approved test institutes.
SECTION 5. ROLE OF
purpose of this system is to ensure compliance with IAAF requirements
for competition surfaces and thereby to safeguard the heath of the
athletes and to guarantee the integrity of the performance in so far
as it is related to the track surface. The product certificate is not
intended as a product endorsement beyond one of suitability and
acceptability for competitions under IAAF Rules.
accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage or injuries
caused or alleged to have been caused in any manner whatsoever by any
product for which an IAAF product certificate has been issued.
SECTION 6. FEE
6.1 The cost
of certification for a track product has been set at US$ 25,000.
6.2 The first
3 products of the same company at 25,000$ each, the next 3 at 20,000$
and then 15,000$ thereafter. A fee of 1,000$ for the renewal of a
track product certificate will be charged every 4 years.