World Selection Committee

The World Selection Committee consists of at least five members from each country and is responsible for selecting the most promising athletes to represent the country at the Olympic Games. The members of the World Selection Committee must have relevant experience and must be the best athletes in their respective countries. The World Selection Committee decides which athletes will represent their country at the Olympics and makes their recommendations to the International Olympic Committee. If an athlete does not meet the criteria set by the World Selection Committee, they will be disqualified from competing for four years.

The World Selection Committee meets three times a year to review applications and determine the qualifications of candidates. The Committee will recommend two Provisional Hosts, which will be selected by the Board of Trustees at least six years before the proposed WOC. The selection process is extremely rigorous, as the Committee’s aim is to give equal opportunity to all countries.