General Information – Understanding DIDs
A DID must be requested by a Voting Member or Provisional Member federation on the Registration form below. Filled form needs to be returned to email address: did(at)sleddogsport.net. Individuals cannot apply directly to IFSS for a DID.
A DID is only valid from the date the funds arrive in the IFSS bank account until the end of the racing season.
The DID season is from June 1st to May 31st each season. A DID must be requested for each season.
More detailed information below.
DID History, DID Registration form and other, go to Documents
General information & registration
Why a license
In many other sports there are professional classes with high performance athletes and other events and classes with adults, juniors etc. like Soccer, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Ski, Biathlon and other racing sports.
In our sport it is not possible to have an “own” or “best of the best” race for the top performers. The sport is too small and the top athletes have to start in the same race in the same class as any other participants.
Therefore a license (DID – Driver Identification Number) system is necessary to distinguish between the athletes who want to attend the world cup and the other competitors in a class.
Accurate identification of an athlete with a DID number prevents confusion with first name and last name, similar names, or trying to identify by country, any of which can be incorrectly recorded.
Any athlete who wants to participate in the World Cup and earn international points or participate in the World or Continental Championships must have a DID.
The DID shall be requested from IFSS by the Voting or Provisional member federation. With this system IFSS has the warranty that the athlete is in a known organization.
A DID can only be requested by a Voting or Provisional member federation and never by an athlete him/herself. To support athletes from a nation not being a member of IFSS we can offer a Wildcard which is only valid for designated World or Continental Championships. A wild card will never be valid for the World Cup.
With this system, only athletes who are members in a member federation of IFSS are able to compete at the World Championships and earn points towards the World Cup.
The DID will consist of a 3 character country code (the same used by the IOC to identify countries) followed by a 4 digit number. The number shall automatically be assigned by the DID system when the competitor has been validated by the DID Coordinator.
A competitor's DID shall remain the same every season as long as he/she renews his/her DID registration in the same country. But it is valid in a given season only from the date the payment of the registration for that season is received by the IFSS.
The DID registration shall give access (with a specific login) to various information concerning the competitors and his/her Sleddog sport activities.
DID’s will be allocated by IFSS to identify individual drivers for the World Cup and World or Continental Championships. Every driver participating in an IFSS accredited race and holding a valid DID will receive IFSS World Cup points. Drivers without a valid DID may participate in accredited races but will not receive World Cup points. In the World or Continental Championships the DID will be obligatory to enter a driver.
The DID fee enables the competitor to participate in the IFSS World Championships, the IFSS Continental Championships, the IFSS World Cup, the IFSS Continental Cup events (prize money, medals, certificates …) and to keep athlete information for the concerned season. A percentage of the fee will be used to support the Continental Cups. This only relates to the continent, where the DID was requested. If no DID was requested from a continent no support for the continental cup will occur.
The DID fee will be defined by the IFSS Council on an annual basis. It is 45 EUR for the season 2019/2020.
A DID is valid only from the date that payment is confirmed in the IFSS bank account, until the end of the current World Cup season (31st May) and will not be retroactive.
The new DID registration form which will be used by the new registration system needs to be accurately filled and the format requested respected (yyyy/mm/dd for the birth date).
The DID will be associated to an unique email address so if a family of four (4) persons used to have the same email each person now will have to use a unique email since this will be the username to get access to "Member Page".
The license shall be published on the IFSS web site and must be visible to all.