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Disqualification

 

a sports term.

(1) The exclusion of an athlete or team from a game owing to a technical violation of rules; this results in the invalidation of the score or place occupied by the individual or team.

(2) The deprivation of an athlete’s or team’s right to participate in competition as a result of a violation of moral and ethical norms of conduct. In certain cases this involves depriving an athlete of his official standing. Disqualification may be conditional, lasting only for a specified period of time. Decisions concerning disqualification are made by sports clubs, societies, federations, and committees.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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