A number of changes have been made to the FIAS Refereeing Rules, since the beginning of 2020. The discipline sambo is moving forward.
WHAT WAS REMOVED:
- Head of the mat concept
In the edited Rules their functions are performed by the Deputy Chief Referee. Now the three referees include an arbiter and 2 side referees.
The edited Rules provide: 1st warning (doesn’t affect scoring), 2nd and 3rd warning – affects scoring, 4th warning – withdrawal from the bout.
No protests are provided for in the edited Rules.
- Voice commands
The edited Rules provide only gestures.
- Round robin competition system
The edited Rules provide only a system with distribution into groups, elimination, and repechage bouts.
- Classification of results and match scores
The edited Rules provide for two types of the winner determination – a victory ahead of time (total victory) or a victory at the end of the bout time.
- Red line in the mat layout
Now the markings include a yellow circle on the blue square of the mat cover.