FEI Update on the Use of Cameras on Athletes or Equipment

Release: March 21, 2012   AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: FEI

The new provision in article 140 of the General Regulations and approved during last FEI General Assembly in Rio that states that “the use of cameras on Athletes or equipment (such as on Protective Headgear, head covering or carriage) shall not be permitted, unless otherwise specifically agreed by the FEI. An Athlete’s decision to wear a camera while competing shall always be voluntary and at the Athlete’s own risk.” Further to the provision, the FEI wishes to clarify the following:

For any FEI named Events, such as the Rolex FEI World Cup™, Reem Acra FEI World Cup™, FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping and FEI Championships, any request to use a camera on Athletes or equipment must be submitted to the FEI Headquarters (to the relevant Director of the Discipline concerned) for consideration and decision on allowing or not allowing such use. Any request shall be submitted to the FEI Headquarters at least 48 hours prior to the Competition. Any request received by the FEI Headquarters after such deadline may be considered by the FEI, at its discretion.

For any other competitions, the Ground Jury, taking into account the recommendation of the Organiser on site, shall be entitled to decide to allow or not allow the use of cameras on Athletes or equipment depending on the circumstances.

In taking the decision on the use of cameras, the Ground Jury shall ensure that such use does not present any safety concerns or risks and/or does not place the FEI or any other party in jeopardy of breaching any of its contractual obligations or responsibilities. If this is not the case, the use of cameras should be permitted.

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