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Competitor Clothing Policy

Competitor Clothing

Athlete competition attire, warm-up attire, and other apparel worn at any 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (Olympic Trials) are governed by United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulations. Per USATF's agreement with the USOC, the athlete clothing policy for the Olympic Trials will allow both club names and a manufacturer's name/logo on an athlete's attire. The size of the club name and manufacturer's name/logo must meet IAAF guidelines (outlined below).

It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure his/her clothing meets these requirements. Strict adherence to these Olympic Trials rules will be enforced at the competition - if your attire does not meet these requirements, you will not be permitted to wear it in the Olympic Trials.

Only clubs registered with USATF in 2003 are eligible to have their club name on the competition or warm-up attire at the Olympic Trials and in order for athletes to be permitted to wear the club uniform at Olympic Trials events, their club must be a registered 2004 USATF club. Clubs registered in 2002 or earlier, or registering for the first time, may apply for a waiver of this restriction, which must be approved in writing by the USATF Events Department. If you wish to apply for a waiver or have any questions about these rules and regulations, please contact Kelly Schulte at the USATF National Office (317-261-0478 x325).

Upper-body Attire

Manufacturer's Logo and Club Identification

Competition attire (vests/leotards) worn by an athlete on the upper body may carry a manufacturer's logo on the left chest, which may be a maximum of a 30 cm2 rectangle with the lettering a maximum height of 4 cm and the total logo a maximum height of 5 cm. The manufacturer's logo may appear only once on vests/leotards. (See diagram)

Other competition and warm-up attire (track suit tops, t-shirts, sweatshirts, rain jackets) worn by an athlete on the upper body must conform to the same regulations as the vests/leotards, except the size of the manufacturer's logo display on such attire may be a maximum of a 40 cm2 rectangle.

In addition, an athlete who is a member of a duly registered club (as described above) may, on their upper-body attire, have the club name appear once on the front or back of the shirt or singlet in letters a maximum of 4 cm high but not restricted in width. The size of the identification is considered to be the size while worn by the athlete. (See diagram)

Lower-body Attire

Manufacturer's Name/Logo

The manufacturer's name/logo is the only identification that may appear on lower-body competition attire (shorts, tights), and it may be a maximum of 20 cm2 in area, with a maximum height of 4 cm and may appear only once.

Socks may also have the manufacturer's name/logo displayed once, with a maximum size of 5 cm2 in area, and a maximum height of 2.5 cm.

Other competition and warm-up attire worn on the lower body is subject to the same requirements as that for the competition attire for the lower body.

The identification of the name/logo of the manufacturer on other apparel such as headgear, hats, headbands, gloves, armbands, wristbands, glasses and sunglasses is limited to one identification mark, which may be a maximum size of 6 cm2.

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