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.
General information and season 2020-2021 information below.
DID History, DID Registration form and other, go to Documents
I. General information
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 (see separate information for details).
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 includes participation in the IFSS World Championships, IFSS
Continental Championships, IFSS World Cup, IFSS Continental Cup events (prize
money, medals, certificates …), athletes information and federation events
information of the concerned year. 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 € for the
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 shall not be retroactive.
The DID registration form which is used by the registration system needs to be
accurately filled (unique email address for each competitor) and the format requested
respected (yyyy/mm/dd for the birth date).
II. DID registration season 2020/2021
The new season will start on June 1st, 2020.
All the DID registered during the season 2019/2020 will not be valid any longer after
Starting in May the registrations for the new season will be available. The new
registration system implemented for 2019/2020 will be used. All the features available
so far and maybe more will be available during the new season. The system is
designed in such a way that the competitors registered in 2019/2020 will keep their
DID numbers but the validity will be renewed after the DID fee for the new season
has been paid.
The request for DID registration shall be sent by the national federation to
did(at)sleddogsport.net using the new form. No request for registration from individual
competitor will be accepted.
The DID fee remains the same as for the season 2019/2020 (45 Euros). It shall be
paid as usual to the IFSS bank account or via Paypal as indicated on the second
page of the DID registration form. It is important that the purpose of the payment (for
ex. 4xDID) is mentioned in the reference field of the payment order so the Vice
President of Economy knows for what the payment is made.
The national federation requesting DIDs shall fill in the form as follows:
- For competitors already registered in 2019/2020 (renewal): fill in the column B
through H of the form inserting the competitor DID number in column B and
the other information (columns C through H) exactly as registered in 2019/2020. If the information is not the same, the registration will be
- For competitors not registered in 2019/2020 (initial registration): fill in column
C through H as you did this year. Do not insert any number in column B. The
system will assign the DID number. It is reminded that the email address of the
competitor must be unique. No two competitors can use the same email
The DID will be registered a soon as the payment is received. The IFSS DID
coordinator will confirm the registration of the renewals and of the initial registrations
by returning the DID registration form(s) completed with all the DID numbers.
It is recommended to group together the renewals (for example on top of the form)
and, below, the initial registrations on one single registration form or on two separate
registration forms to simplify the work of the DID coordinator who will input the DID
requests into the system.
Federation information (new)
To help the national federations, all the registered DID numbers of their competitors
will be available when they log on the Member federation administrations page
under the tag ”About” of the IFSS website.
The application is built as an administration site for member federations. It is built for
them to administer their upcoming competitions themselves. They can add a
competition/event, update the same and see which DIDs are registered for their
Any country can register an administrator for the login page. It is recommended that
the president of each member federations email who they want to be their federation
administrator. He/she should contact the Accreditation Committee
(accreditation(at)sleddogsport.net) to obtain the access to the login page.