World Selection Committee

Each year, the World Selection Committee meets in order to select the athletes for the Olympic Games. The committee looks over applications from a shortlist of athletes and determines whether a candidate meets the criteria for selection. If an athlete does not meet the qualifications, they will be disqualified and cannot compete for four years.

The World Selection Committee comprises at least five members from each country, with one member appointed by the National Olympic Committee, and they make recommendations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about who should compete in the next Olympics. These members must have excellent knowledge of the sport and must have experience in that sport. The selection process is very rigorous, and those who do not meet the standards are automatically disqualified for four years.