The World Selection Committee is an extraordinary body which consists of a single member from every country that has sent an application for the Olympic Games. The committee is made up of two coaches, each from each of the 4 qualified nations. The nations participating in the Olympic Games receive an opportunity to participate in the World Selection Committee meeting and present their applications. The purpose of this meeting is to evaluate the proposals made by the organizations representing the different teams and to select a team to represent the Olympic Team. After several rounds of consideration, the name of a suitable candidate is announced and the organization representing the bid receives the winning bid.
Recently the Olympic Committee has decided to expand the list of countries in which the teams will be selected for the Olympic Games in 2021. So far the list includes the host country of the games, countries which were present but are not now a full participant in the games, and those which have bid for the rights to host the games once more. The latest additions to this list are China and Russia. The executive director of the Olympic Sports Program (OIP), Mr. Thomas Bach, has confirmed that the new venues will be selected in March/ April, which is still early for the selection committee.
Although there is still much to be done, it is obvious that the executive coach for the USA women’s soccer team is doing her best to ensure a smooth and happy journey to the Olympics for the USA squad. The committee is doing everything possible to meet the demands of the players, fans and other organizations which are working for the benefit of the athletes. This includes creating an official website, having a selection committee, having a physical and qualification testing program, a training program, and lots of enthusiasm. Currently the committee is focused on getting the job done in the best way possible and preparing for the qualification process.
Getting to the Olympics is the target of every athlete, fan, and supporter. It is a huge goal, which is why the preparations are so important. For the recent world cup qualification in Germany, USA qualified after a tough group with Germany, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. Now that they qualified for the Olympic games in Austin, TX, it is only a matter of time before the USA meets up with other international women’s teams and other nations. The World Selection Committee for the Women’s National Team has been meeting since November of last year and has been meeting weekly since then.
There are several things happening behind the scenes, as well as on the field, that will determine how the committee to shape up for the final selection process. One of the most important things to come out of the committee meetings is the growth of interest and support for the sport in the United States. Since last year’s disappointment, many people from the USA and other countries have been tuning into the sport, and more people are becoming interested than ever before. Last year’s team, which was led by Serena Williams, has been reduced to four players due to injury, and their performance has been widely praised.
Getting connected with the Women’s National Team and being involved with the Women’s International Team must be one of the most rewarding experiences for a female athlete anywhere in the world. If you want to get your share of attention and be known as a great female athlete, the best thing to do is to support the women’s teams and help them get connected with the rest of the world. Make your voice heard and let the world know that you are proud to be a part of the female competitive athletics scene. You deserve it!