Trans­plant Games Gen­er­al Rules & Regulations



1Con­di­tion of Entry: Trans­plant recip­i­ents, liv­ing donors and inter­na­tion­al ath­letes com­pete for gold, sil­ver and bronze medals in indi­vid­ual and relay events. There are two divi­sions of com­pe­ti­tion in which men, women, and youth will com­pete against each other.

  • Divi­sion I: Sol­id Organ Trans­plant Recipients
  • Divi­sion II Liv­ing Donors, Corneal & Tis­sue Recip­i­ents, Bone Mar­row Recipients

2Age Cat­e­gories: Ath­letes will com­pete in the fol­low­ing youth and adult age categories.

  • Youth: 6 – 10 years, 11 – 13 years
  • Adult: 14 – 17 years, 18 – 29 years, 30 – 39 years, 40 – 49 years, 50 – 59 years, 60 – 69 years, 70 – 79 years, 80+

3Entries: Ath­letes will be allowed to enter a total of five sports. How­ev­er, team events (3- on‑3 bas­ket­ball and vol­ley­ball) do not count toward the five event limit.

Ath­letes may choose 5 of the fol­low­ing sports: 5K, Bad­minton, Ball­room Danc­ing, Boc­ce, Bowl­ing Sin­gles, Bowl­ing Dou­bles, Bowl­ing Mixed Dou­bles, Corn­hole, Cycling, Darts, Golf Sin­gles, Golf Dou­bles, Rac­quet­ball, Swimming,Table Ten­nis, Ten­nis Sin­gles, Ten­nis Dou­bles, Ten­nis Mixed Dou­bles, Texas Hold-em, Triv­ia, and Track & Field.

  • Com­peti­tors entered in team and relay events by their teams must be affir­ma­tive­ly med­ical­ly cleared to par­tic­i­pate in that sport.
  • Ath­letes may not enter events that take place at the same time in dif­fer­ent venues. Fail­ure of an ath­lete to appear at any event when called will result in the ath­lete being elim­i­nat­ed from that com­pe­ti­tion. There will be no appeal of any dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion for fail­ure to appear.
  • For events with more than one com­peti­tor, e.g., dou­bles and relays, each team must con­sist of mem­bers from the same team only.
  • Dou­bles part­ners must be final­ized before the reg­is­tra­tion dead­line. Com­peti­tors who have entered a dou­bles event and not sup­plied a part­ner will be dropped from the com­pe­ti­tion after the reg­is­tra­tion dead­line. It is not per­mit­ted to change dou­bles part­ners after the dead­line, except for in the case of med­ical neces­si­ty. Then, the new part­ner must be from the same team, must be med­ical­ly cleared to com­pete in the event, and must not com­pete in more than four events as stat­ed above. 

4. A com­peti­tor may scratch from an event and remain eli­gi­ble to com­pete in oth­er events in that sport for that day. If a com­peti­tor does not scratch from an event and sub­se­quent­ly fails to com­pete in that event, he/​she will be inel­i­gi­ble to com­pete in any oth­er events in that sport for that day 

5. Only ath­letes pre-reg­is­tered and approved may compete. 

6. The age cat­e­go­ry of com­pe­ti­tion will be deter­mined by the younger age of the two part­ners the day of Open­ing Ceremony. 

7. Age groups and expe­ri­ence lev­els may be com­bined in the inter­ests of com­pe­ti­tion and meet man­age­ment, but medals will be award­ed as per the age groups and expe­ri­ence lev­els of the Games. Events may have a max­i­mum num­ber of competitors. 

8. Com­peti­tors may not add events on the day of competition. 

9. Com­peti­tor check-in time will vary by ses­sion and will be pub­lished (loca­tion TBD). 

10. Event check-in will be 30 min­utes before each event. 

11. At the dis­cre­tion of the sports direc­tor, an event start may be delayed up to 15 min­utes pend­ing the arrival of a sched­uled ath­lete or oth­er exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances. At no time will an event be delayed more than 15 min­utes and out of respect for all com­peti­tors this rule will not be modified. 

12. There will be for­mal award cer­e­monies sched­uled through­out the ses­sion. Award cer­e­monies will be man­aged by the staff. There will be a team of Donor Fam­i­ly mem­bers avail­able to assist with the pre­sen­ta­tion of medals on the des­ig­nat­ed award podium.


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