The World Selection Committee is the body that chooses athletes to compete at the Olympic Games. It consists of five members, one from each country. Each member has a specific area of expertise and must meet strict criteria to be chosen. The criteria are very strict and are designed to ensure the safety and performance of the athletes.
The selection committee considers two factors when determining a candidate’s ability to make the world team: the athlete’s national team D-score and the difficulty of their sport. While the selection committee is looking for consistency, a high D-score can be an important indicator of success. In order to be named to the world team, an athlete must be able to score at a high level in order to compete at the highest level. The top five athletes in each age group are automatically selected, but petitions are needed for the remaining three spots.
The selection committee screens applications from organizations around the world. The Committee then recommends two Provisional Hosts. Bids must be submitted to the Board of Trustees at least six years before the proposed WOC. It should be noted that a city or country cannot initiate a bid, but must be nominated by an orchid organization.
The World Selection Committee meets three times a year. At these meetings, the committee meets with athletes to review their applications. If the applicant does not meet the criteria, they are automatically disqualified from competition for four years. Athletes that do meet the criteria are guaranteed a chance at the Olympics. The selection committee also makes sure that athletes are not discriminated against.
Applications should be accompanied by an output, such as a document, publication, or recorded interview. If the application is accepted, the output must be lodged in SILAS or another agreed repository. The application must be submitted by a designated deadline at the Secretariat of Selection Committee. The application should be submitted in English, Portuguese, or Spanish and must be in A4 format.
The One Young World Selection Committee has also announced the cities that will host the summits in 2017 and 2018. The first Latin American city to host the One Young World Summit will be Bogota. In 2017, 1,500 young leaders from over 196 countries will gather in Bogota. In 2018, The Hague will host the summit. Bogota and The Hague defeated strong competition, which included submissions from Paris and Belgrade.
The Selection Committee will announce its decision through its website and via email distribution. Graduate students and Undergraduate students must submit a letter of recommendation from their advisor. The winning team will be selected and awarded a medal at the 2024 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. There are a number of criteria that must be met before a final decision is made.