Rules and Regulations
IGF Olympic Golf Regulations
The IGF Olympic Golf Regulations provide the official rules and regulations for the Olympic Golf Competition. They include both field of play policies and procedures as well as Olympic-specific regulations.
- IGF Olympic Golf Regulations for Tokyo 2020 – first released June 2019
The practice schedule for men and women as found within the IGF Olympic Golf Regulations is also available here. All times listed within may be subject to change.
NOC/NF Pre-Games visit policy
NOCs/NFs planning to visit the KCC ahead of the Games need to refer to the Pre-Games visit policy developed by Tokyo 2020, available here.
Requests to play the course should be made through Tokyo 2020 using the “NOC Golf Play Request Form for Kasumigaseki Country Club”. The form includes information on the Calendar which indicates available dates, Rules & Etiquette for Guests/Players and Dress Code for Guests/Players.
It is the IGF’s understanding that flexibility will be applied to the 2-month advance notice period required currently by Tokyo 2020.
The IOC Session held on 24-26 June 2019 decided to amend Bye-law 3 of Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter as follows:
“Competitors, team officials and other team personnel who participate in the Olympic Games may allow their person, name, picture or sports performances to be used for advertising purposes during the Olympic Games in accordance with the principles determined by the IOC Executive Board.”
The principles seek to clarify the commercial opportunities during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and put athletes and other Olympic Games participants in a better position to work with their personal sponsors in a manner consistent with their rights and responsibilities under the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration and the Olympic Charter.
The new principles represent a balance between, on the one hand, protecting and maintaining Olympic marketing programmes to ensure funding of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, and, on the other hand, the individual athlete’s rights to generate income in relation to their sporting career, name and likeness.
The National Olympic Committees will be responsible for the implementation in their respective territory, while taking into consideration their specific applicable legal framework.
Please refer to the links below for further information:
As stated in the Olympic Charter, the NOCs have the sole and exclusive authority to prescribe and determine the clothing and uniforms to be worn, and the equipment to be used, by the members of their delegations on the occasion of the Olympic Games and in connection with all sports competitions and ceremonies related thereto. This exclusive authority does not extend to specialised equipment used by the athletes for their delegations during the actual sports competitions.
Information on the IGF policy on Nationality may be found here.
Other Olympic documentation and resources
- IOC Social and Digital Media Guidelines for Tokyo 2020 – to be released
- IOC Official Website
- Tokyo 2020 official website
- Olympic Explanatory Guide – to be released