The World Selection Committee is a panel of five members, at least one from each country. Its role is to choose the best athletes from each country to represent that country in the Olympic Games. Athletes must meet certain criteria to be selected to represent their country in the World Championships. If they do not meet the criteria, they will be disqualified from competition for four years. There are different types of criteria. Athletes must first have a high level of experience in their sport to be eligible for the World Selection Committee.
The World Selection Committee meets three times a year to review each athlete’s application. Once all the applications are reviewed and a shortlist is determined, the committee then decides who will compete and for how much. If an athlete fails to meet the criteria, they will be disqualified for four years. However, if the athlete meets the requirements, they will be eligible to compete in the Olympic Games. Athletes that meet the criteria will be able to compete in all of the events.