IAAF Continental Cup – Marrakech 2014

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The 2014 IAAF Continental Cup will be held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on the weekend of September 13-14, 2014 with four teams competing against one another.

The event will follow the same reformatted set-up that featured in the 2010 edition in Split with Africa competing against Europe, Americas (NACAC and CONSUDATLE) and Asia/Pacific (Asia and Oceania).

Entry Regulations – Marrakech 2014
Each team shall enter two athletes for each individual event and one team (of maximum six athletes) for each Relay. No athlete shall be allowed to double in the
3000m and 5000m. Only one athlete from any one country may compete in each individual event.

Each team may also enter up to a maximum of three overall reserve athletes.

Team Selection
According to the information provided, Teams will be selected as follows:
Africa: African Senior Championships (Marrakech, August 10-14, 2014)
Americas: selection by rankings
Asia-Pacific: selection by rankings
Europe: European Championships (Zurich, August 12-17, 2014)

The winner of each individual event will score 8 points, the second will score 7 points, the third 6 points, and so on.  In relay events, the scoring shall be: 1st – 15 points, 2nd – 11 points, 3rd – 7 points, 4th – 3 points.

If an athlete (or relay team) does not start or does not finish or is disqualified, the team shall receive no points for that athlete (or relay team) but the remaining teams will receive the same number of points as if all athletes had completed the event. E.g. if an athlete does not achieve a height in Pole Vault, the winner will still score 8 points.

Points achieved by men and women will be combined and the overall winner of the IAAF Continental Cup will be the team with the most combined points.

If there is a tie in an event, the combined points of the athletes so tying shall be divided. If two or more teams gain the same number of points in the final score, the tie shall be decided in favour of the team with the greater number of first places.

Should the tie then still remain, the team with the greater number of second places shall be given the higher position, and this system shall be applied, if necessary, to subsequent placing until the tie is broken.

For more Information, visit the LOC website.

Time-Table – IAAF Continental Cup – Marrakech 2014