|US Olympic Trials: Rules on Caps and Apparel|| |
Jun 12, 2012
The US Olympic Committee is issuing reminders that the rules for logo placement on caps and apparel must adhere to the USOC rules, which are stricter than USA Swimming’s rules. Violation of these rules may result in disqualification.
Swim Club Marks
Competitor swim caps may bear the logo of his or her swim club, provided the club is in good standing with USA Swimming and has been approved by the USOC. ONLY an approved club team’s logo or swim cap manufacturer logo may be visible on the swim cap or undercap while in the pool or on the deck surface.
Key to note:
identification of the suit manufacturer will be permitted, to a
maximum size of 20 cm2 when worn (one manufacturer mark may be
located above the waist and one manufacturer mark below the waist
on women's suits will be permitted)
identification of the manufacturer per accessory item will be
permitted to a maximum size of 6 cm2
Cap—1 identification of the manufacturer will be
permitted to a maximum size of 6 cm2 and placed above either one of
- Goggles—1 identification of the manufacturer will be permitted, placed on one of the arms and to a maximum size of 6 cm2; alternatively two identifications of the manufacturer mark will be permitted, placed one on each arm and to a maximum size of 3 cm2 each
With the exception of the standard manufacturer's logos permitted by Rule 50, as outlined above, of the Olympic Charter (or the NGB's IF rules with respect to manufacturers' logos, if applicable), the competitive equipment of the competitors and officials at the U.S. Olympic Trials may not bear any commercial identification or promotional materials of any kind..-
For more information, see the IOC rules distributed in the "Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications: Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012."