The World Selection Committee selects the best athletes from around the world to represent their country at the Olympic Games. It meets three times a year, and its criteria are strict.
To qualify, an athlete must be ranked in the top five of the UCI World Cup rankings. In addition, he or she must be qualified to compete in the World Championships. There is no guarantee that an athlete will be selected to the Olympics if he or she does not meet these criteria.
The selection committee is comprised of five members. They include a Chair, a Secretary and an Advisor. Each member must be an expert in his or her sport.
The selection committee met on August 20. They reviewed the top six ranked athletes in the sport and discussed their respective qualifications. The committee also discussed a number of proposals. For instance, the United States nominated former Olympians, members of national governing bodies, and other candidates.
Aside from these, the committee also looked at the age of the athletes. If an athlete is under the age of 18, he or she may not be included on the team. This will ensure fair competition.
Additionally, the Committee also weighed the D-scores of the remaining athletes. Those with the highest D-scores were considered for the next three positions.
During the selection process, the Committee reviewed the all-around rank order from every national championship. They chose three all-around performers as the top three candidates for the next three spots. These three athletes will be named on Saturday night, excluding McClain and DiCello.
Former US President Bill Clinton and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan were among the candidates for the post. Another candidate was former ambassador Danny Danon. Other nominees included former Minister Omer Yankelevich and former MK Ruth Calderon.
Usually, a member of the World Selection Committee is an expert in his or her sport. Members are typically selected from five cricket zones. However, the BCCI has decided to replace the traditional zonal system with a five-man selection committee.
After the selection committee voted to accept candidates, the Secretariat of the World Selection Committee distributed copies to the members of the committee. They then voted on the most significant proposals. Once the members decided on the names of the candidates, they submitted them to the full Committee.
Before the decision was made, the World Selection Committee reviewed all of the proposals, which was considered by the chair. Those with the highest rank were discussed and the Committee voted on the selection of the candidates.
With the selection process now complete, the next step will be to decide if the top five athletes are eligible for the Olympic Games. Specifically, the Committee will examine an athlete’s participation in other competitions, age, and his or her D-scores. Those who fail to meet these requirements will be disqualified from the Olympics.
If the top five athletes are not qualified for the Olympics, they will not be part of the team. However, they will still be able to compete in the World Championships.