The World Selection Committee selects athletes from around the world to represent their country at the Olympic Games. As such, it has very stringent criteria, which ensures a fair and level playing field. If an athlete does not meet the criteria, they will be automatically disqualified.
The World Selection Committee is made up of five members, including the Chair and Secretary. They meet three times a year to decide which athletes will go to the Olympics and which athletes will not be selected. Each member of the committee is expected to have a high level of knowledge in the sport they represent, as well as the ability to handle the responsibility of the position.
In addition to the five-member committee, each country has a nomination process to choose a member. These countries are usually experts in their sport, and can also choose to nominate someone with experience in the governing bodies. Traditionally, candidates have been selected from the five cricket zones. However, the BCCI has now chosen to replace the zonal system with a five-man selection committee.
One of the most important duties of the World Selection Committee is to select the best athletes from each country. There are strict criteria, however, and athletes who do not meet them will be unable to compete at the Olympics. To meet these criteria, an athlete must have a proven track record of medaling at world championships and/or being ranked in the top five of the UCI World Cup rankings.
The Selection Committee will also evaluate athletes who have not won any competitions. They will review all-around scores from each national championship, as well as D-scores from remaining athletes. During this process, they will determine whether the best three all-around performers will be included in the six-woman traveling team. Afterwards, the selection committee will select the women who will be eligible for the selection camp, which will take place on October 21-22.
At the selection camp, athletes will compete in two days of competition. On the first day, an all-around winner will qualify for the traveling team. A second day will include the elimination of the first all-around winner. This will allow the next three all-around winners to be selected. It is worth noting that this process will also be streamed on the subscription service FlipNow.
Additionally, the WDC Selection Committee will be evaluating the participation of large segments of the population, and will be assessing the city’s capacity to organize year-long design events. Submissions from around the world will be compared, with The Hague beating submissions from Belgrade and Paris.
With the exception of the sixth spot on the team, the remaining seven spots will be selected by the selection committee. Six athletes were considered, with newcomers Yul Moldauer and Colby Walker as well as Tokyo 2020 Olympians Shane Wiskus and Paul Juda.
The final two spots are reserved for the fifth and fourth-place women. The women who will be on the team will be based on scores from their performances during the selection camp.