World Selection Committee

The World Selection Committee is a five-member body that evaluates the athletes on a shortlist and makes recommendations to the International Olympic Committee. The selection process is not arbitrary and changes every four years. The World Selection Committee also has the authority to disqualify athletes if they do not meet the criteria. If this happens, athletes will not be able to compete for four years. However, athletes with the necessary qualifications and experience will be considered.

The World Selection Committee meets three times a year to evaluate each candidate’s application. If an athlete does not meet the criteria, they will be disqualified from the Olympic Games for four years. The committee works to give equal opportunities to athletes and countries from different backgrounds. The criteria for selection are outlined here. Once the committee determines that an athlete meets the requirements, the selection process is complete.