World Selection Committee

The World Selection Committee selects athletes for each Olympic Games. They do this to ensure that there is an equal amount of competition and to make sure that the best athletes in the world have a fair chance at making it to the Olympics.

The world selection committee is made up of five members that are selected from each country that has an Olympic team. These people are usually experts in their sport and have experience to handle the job. They also have to follow the guidelines set out by the Olympic Committee.

A nominated site is evaluated and ranked by two Advisory Bodies, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These groups provide the World Heritage Committee with an expert evaluation of each nominated cultural and natural property.

To be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List, a site must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one of ten criteria. These criteria are explained in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, which is the main working tool for the World Heritage Committee.

These criteria were set by the Convention and are regularly revised by the World Heritage Committee to reflect the evolution of the concept itself. They include a number of criteria on culture and nature.

This group also includes a representative from each state party to the World Heritage Convention. The Committee meets once a year to review nominations from the States Parties and decide which sites are eligible for inscription on the World Heritage List.

The selection camp will take place on Friday and Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The winner of the all-around competition on Friday will automatically qualify for the traveling team, while the rest will be selected by a committee.

Shilese Jones, who won the all-around title at nationals in August, is a near lock for a spot on the world team. However, the team might be missing another member on balance beam — Tokyo Olympian Kyla McClain, who placed fifth in the all-around at nationals but did not compete at the world championships.

Other women with international pedigree on the apparatus, including Tokyo Olympic alternate Leanne Wong, have a chance to break into the team lineup. She tied for fifth on the beam at nationals and was sixth in the uneven bars.

She also was fifth on the floor exercise and won the national title in that event.

As for Jones, she is likely to go on beam in the three-up, three-count team final at worlds, along with the top two in her event. Other possible members on beam are Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles, who both returned to elite competition this year after a brief layoff.

These women will be joined by U.S. Champion Brody Malone and all-around silver meadllist Donnell Whittenburg, both of whom qualified for the selection camp at the end of August based off their performances in Tampa. In addition, there is a possibility that Kyla Koskinen, who placed fourth in the all-around at nationals, will make the team.