Event regulations

Extract of the event regulations (you can download the complete document at the bottom oh this article).

Mediterranean Athletics Union organise its 3rd U23 Championships in Jesolo (ITA), 9 & 10 June 2018. The competition will be held in A. PICCHI Stadium Under the supervision of FIDAL


  • The MAU U23 Championships shall be staged in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
  • The programme shall comprise the following events for Men and  Women: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1.500m, 5.000m, 10.000m, 100m/110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3.000m steeplechase, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay and 10.000 walk.


  • All MAU Member Federations shall be entitled to enter athletes in the MAU U23 Championships. No athlete may take part in the MAU U23 Championships unless entered by the MAU Member Federation which he/she is eligible to represent in accordance with the IAAF Rules.
  • Teams representing a Country of less than 50,000 inhabitants can send athletes who are not citizens of this country, at the condition that these athletes can proof that they are resident and have an athletics license in this Country since at least 3 years without interruption at the date of the competition and have no participation to a continental or world championship with any other country.
  • Only athletes aged at least 18 (eigtheen) and not more than 22 (twenty two) years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate in the MAU U23 Championships For the competition of 2016, athletes have to be born in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000.


  • A MAU Member may enter one athlete in each event, irrelevant to any standard. If a MAU Member wants to enter a second athlete in the same event he/she must comply with the qualification standards.
  • A MAU Member Federation may up to 3 (three) athletes in each individual event of whom up to 2 (two) may participate provided all of them shall have achieved the qualifying standard for that event. For 10.000m events, the 3 athletes can participate.
  • Each MAU Member Federation may enter 1 (one) team in each relay event. Up to 6 (six) athletes may be entered for each relay. From these 6 (six) and from any other athletes entered for any event in the MAU U23 Championships, the 4 (four) athletes to participate must be nominated at the time specified for the Final Declaration.Entries : Preliminary entries will be open 29th January and closed March 9th / Final entries will be open from May 2nd to May 30th (see below) / Final Declarations will be confirmed on site.
  • Final Entries: 10 days before the event, communication of final number of athletes per events, names of athletes and accompanying officials. Monday of the championships 4th June, Names can be change provided that they have fulfil entry standard in the period (31.05.2018 / 03.06.2018), but it cannot mean that there are more athletes enter than in the Final entry send on 30th May.
  • If a Member Federation sends Final entry forms later than 30th of May a deduction of 25% of invited athletes in quota will be done.


  • MAU and host federation are responsible for the costs for 3 days full board accommodation according to the MF quotas, as well as local transportation.U23Champ2018-2
  • Participating MAU Member Federations are responsible for the travel costs to and from the official airport and accommodation of their team for people outside quota or official period.
  • MAU Member Federations are responsible for taking out their own insurance to cover illness or injury to any member of their party when travelling to and from and during the MAU U23 Championships.


  • Official airports are Venezia Marco Polo (VCE) and Treviso San Giuseppe (TSF).
  • Accommodation will be organised in Jesolo; all teams will be accommodated in 3/4* hotels within 3,5 km.
  • Rooms will be booked from Friday 8th June (arrival) until Monday 11th June (departure). Team can come earlier or leave later, at its own charge.
  • The LOC is paying full board for the period indicated above, for one official by team and the number of athlete’s part of the quota with a minimum one athlete of each gender (see détails in technical section). At least 10% of rooms will be single for each participating country.
  • If a Member Federation sends Final entry forms later than 30th of May a deduction of 25% of invited athletes in quota will be done.
  • Extra quota/period will be charged at the rate of 90 €uros/person/day for fuul board accommodation (110 €uros for single room).
  • Members of these 8 MAU MFs need a visa to enter Italy: ALG – EGY – KOS – LBA – LBN – MAR – PLE – SYR – TUN – TUR.
    Please contact FIDAL international department mauro.decarli@fidal.it