The Intercontinental Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared June 29, 2021, as the new qualification deadline for the postponed Tokyo Olympics. Accordingly, the deadline for final entries has been revised to July 5, 2021, the IOC stated.
A overall of 57 for every cent of all the qualification sites experienced been confirmed by the time the Tokyo Olympic was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. At first scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this yr, the Video games will now be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Changes to Olympics qualification system
In order to adapt the qualification systems for the remaining places to the new timing of the Video games, the qualification system rules were being up to date, authorized by the Qualification Undertaking Drive (performing on behalf of the IOC Government Board) and shared with all the Global Federations (IF).
The updates incorporated a amount of modifications, these kinds of as an prolonged qualification period and new deadlines:
- A new qualification deadline of 29 June 2021, primarily based on the Olympic Games beginning on 23 July (day of the Opening Ceremony)
- The opportunity extension of activity-unique qualification intervals if these types of an extension respects the qualification period of time deadline of 29 June 2021
- The revised closing entries deadline of 5 July 2021
- If a qualification program specified age eligibility requirements, the standards ought to be extended to go over the new dates, allowing for athletes who ended up eligible in July 2020 to remain eligible in 2021. All eligibility and age standards would be at the discretion of the respective IFs.
Athletics, cycling (BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing and Mountain Bicycle), weightlifting, basketball, judo, rowing, swimming, badminton, skateboarding, taekwondo and wrestling have built small adjustments to their qualification units.
Meanwhile, the adhering to athletics have prolonged the qualification intervals and continuing with the in the beginning permitted qualification method:
Archery, inventive swimming, baseball, basketball 3×3, boxing, canoe, diving, fencing, soccer, golfing, gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic and trampoline), handball, karate, marathon swimming, fashionable pentathlon, rugby, sailing, shooting, sport climbing, browsing, table tennis, tennis, triathlon and water polo.
IOC claimed that dates for all the qualification party dates and spots “will be confirmed in thanks class by the respective IFs.”
“All conclusions have been communicated to the IFs, and the comprehensive facts for each individual personal activity can be located in the respective qualification method per sport,” it explained.
“There ended up four rounds of approvals from the IOC Executive Board (EB) Qualification Undertaking Drive, on 25 April, 6 Could, 13 May and 7 July 2020. The principal goal was to put into action qualification units as shut as doable to individuals approved by the IOC EB in February 2018.”