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ITF introduces Continental Qualification Places For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event

 

The ITF today announced the introduction of six Continental Qualification places for both the men’s and women’s singles events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event. The new qualification places have been approved by the IOC Executive Board as part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System for tennis that will be released by the IOC in the coming weeks.

 

The 2020 Olympic Tennis Event will once again feature five disciplines: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Each singles draw will comprise 64 players, with a maximum of four players per nation. There will be 56 direct acceptances as at previous Games, and eight ITF places, including the six Continental Qualification places.

For the first time in Olympic history, players will have a chance to earn their place in the Olympic Tennis Event through success at one of the regional multi-sport games, including the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 African and Pan American Games. In addition, one place will be awarded to the highest ranked man and woman in both Europe and Oceania from a country not yet represented in singles.

The following will qualify for a Continental Qualification place provided their ranking is within the Top 300 on the singles rankings of 8 June 2020, and provided the quota for that nation has not yet been filled by four direct acceptances:

ITF President David Haggerty said: “The introduction of Continental Qualification places is a significant and positive change that we believe will help strengthen participation in these important regional games, and will provide opportunities for additional nations to contest the Olympic Tennis Event. This initiative forms part of our commitment under the ITF2024 strategy to secure mutually beneficial partnerships, and we look forward to working with our Regional Associations to ensure successful implementation.”

Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as a demonstration event at 1984 Los Angeles and as a full medal sport at 1988 Seoul. Fifty-six nations took part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event, with Andy Murray (GBR) and Monica Puig (PUR) winning the singles gold medals.

 

http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/15241

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International Olympic Committee and ISA Confirm Qualification Process for Surfing Competition at Tokyo 2020

 

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today welcomed the release by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the approved qualification system for Surfing’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best professional surfers as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers from around the world at the Games.

To view the complete Olympic Qualification System for Surfing in Tokyo 2020, click here.

The key elements of the qualification system are as follows:

  • 20 men, 20 women.
  • Maximum of 2 surfers per gender per National Olympic Committee (NOC).
  • Qualification spots will be earned on an individual basis, by name.
  • In accordance with IOC guidelines, the qualification events have been determined in hierarchical order of qualification, as further explained below; If two surfers of a gender have qualified through the first hierarchical order, that NOC will not be able to qualify more surfers of that gender through qualifying events lower in hierarchical order.
  • All surfers selected by their respective National Federations for their national teams must participate in 2019 and 2020 ISA World Surfing Games in order to be eligible for Olympic qualification. The final details of the eligibility requirements are still under review by the ISA and the IOC.

The hierarchical order of qualification will be as follows:

  1. 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour: First 10 eligible men and first 8 eligible women.
  2. 2020 ISA World Surfing Games: First 4 eligible men and first 6 eligible women.
  3. 2019 ISA World Surfing Games: 4 men and 4 women selected based on their continent. Top finishing eligible surfer of each gender from Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
  4. 2019 Pan American Games: First eligible man and first eligible woman in the surfing competitions.
  5. Host nation slot: One man and one woman slot will be guaranteed for the host nation of Japan, unless already filled through the above hierarchies. Should athletes from Japan qualify regularly, their slots will be reallocated to the highest ranked eligible surfers from the 2020 World Surfing Games.

Following a landmark agreement with the World Surf League (WSL) in December 2017, the ISA formulated a proposal to the IOC for the complete qualification system. In the months that ensued, the IOC and ISA worked hand in hand to refine the process to promote universal opportunities for surfers and enable for the world’s best surfers to compete in the Games, arriving at the process that has been announced today.

Discussing the news, ISA President Fernando Aguerre said:

“This is another historic moment for the sport of Surfing, and for all of us who have dreamt of our sport’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. The release of the qualification process is a key step on our journey towards Tokyo 2020 and surfers around the world now have a clear path to their Olympic dream. I am excited to see how these incredibly talented athletes perform in qualification with the target of the Olympic podium now within their sight. This process assures true geographical universality, while providing a pathway for participation by the top professionals.

“Olympic Surfing’s debut at Tokyo 2020 promises to be a unique moment. Together with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 we have pledged to bring Surfing’s vibrant culture and youthful energy to the Games in the form of an Olympic Beach Festival, which will run alongside the competition, and give an exciting dimension to the Olympic Surfing experience.

“We are delighted to continue to work alongside the IOC and the Tokyo Organising Committee to put together the best conditions for Surfing’s Olympic debut. I wish the many athletes from around the world the best of luck as they embark on this exciting journey through qualification.”

 

https://www.isasurf.org/international-olympic-committee-and-isa-confirm-qualification-process-for-surfing-competition-at-tokyo-2020/

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World Archery

Olympic qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020 released

 

The document outlines how the 128 places will be allocated.

The qualification system for the archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been officially approved by the International Olympic Committee and released by World Archery.

The document outlines the number of quota places, the events at which they are available, and the deadlines for entries.

There will be 128 archery competitors – 64 men and 64 women at Tokyo 2020 – with nearly half of the quota available at the main qualifying tournament, the 2019 World Archery Championships.

Of the 64 places, 59 will be available in competition, three reserved for the host country and two allocated via the tripartite commission.

The minimum qualifying standard for men is set at 640 points and women at 605 points.

Some changes have been implemented since Rio following the addition of the mixed team event, bringing archery’s total medal total to five for the first time.

Tokyo 2020 quota availability

  • 24 places via eight teams - main team competition at the 2019 World Archery Championships
  • 4 places – highest-ranked athletes not qualified via team event at 2019 World Archery Championships
  • 5 places via five mixed teams – mixed team competition at continental Games
  • 3 places – highest-ranked athletes at continental Games
  • 13 places – continental qualification tournaments (4 Europe, 3 Asia, 3 Americas, 2 Africa, 1 Oceania)
  • 9 places via three teams – eligible team competition at the final qualification tournament*
  • 1 place – eligible athletes at final qualification tournament*

*Reallocation procedures may reassign additional quota to the final qualification tournament.

The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin on 24 July.

 

https://worldarchery.org/news/157475/olympic-qualification-procedure-tokyo-2020-released

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Golf's Olympic format, qualifying process remain the same

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Potential Olympic golfers for the 2020 Games in Tokyo were informed on Monday that the qualification process for both the men’s and women’s competitions will remain unchanged.

According to a memo sent to PGA Tour players, the qualification process begins on July 1, 2018, and will end on June 22, 2020, for the men, with the top 59 players from the Olympic Golf Rankings, which is drawn from the Official World Golf Ranking, earning a spot in Tokyo (the host country is assured a spot in the 60-player field). The women’s qualification process begins on July 8, 2018, and ends on June 29, 2020.

The format, 72-holes of individual stroke play, for the ’20 Games will also remain unchanged.

The ’20 Olympics will be held July 24 through Aug. 9, and the men’s competition will be played the week before the women’s event at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/golfs-olympic-format-qualifying-process-remain-same/

 

 

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WBSC reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers for Baseball, Softball

 

PARIS — Following the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Executive Meeting held today at the headquarters of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, the WBSC revealed the qualification system for the six-team baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

WBSC Members and affiliated National Teams will have the opportunity to qualify for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad exclusively through eight WBSC international tournaments, four for baseball and four for softball.

“The eight competitions to get into Tokyo 2020 promise to deliver some of the most exciting and meaningful international baseball and softball games ever seen,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “As the biggest sport in Japan, the historic return of Olympic Baseball and Softball is expected to make a major buzz and be a magical experience for the athletes and spectators alike, so we can expect that millions around the world will have their sights set on Tokyo 2020 and do whatever they can to be a part of it.”

Host nation Japan will be automatically entered into the men’s baseball and women’s softball medal events at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

ROAD TO TOKYO 2020 – BASEBALL

The first opportunity to advance to the Olympic Baseball medal event at Tokyo 2020 will be the WBSC flagship Premier12® in November 2019, where two Olympic spots will be awarded. The Premier12’s top finisher from the Americas and the top finisher from Asia/Oceania (excluding Japan) will earn direct entries into Tokyo 2020 without having to pass through Qualifiers. The Top 12 (“Premier12”) nations in the final 2018 WBSC Baseball World Rankings will compete in this top-tier, elite global battle.

Africa/Europe Qualifier

The Africa/Europe qualification event will be a six-team tournament, with the winner earning a place at Tokyo 2020. Competing in this Qualifier will be top five finishers from the European Baseball Championship 2019 and the winner of the African Baseball Championship/Qualifier 2019.

Americas Qualifier

The Americas Olympic qualifier, where the winner will advance to Tokyo 2020, will be an eight-team tournament, bringing together all Americas representatives from the WBSC Premier12 2019 that did not qualify for Tokyo 2020. Currently, there are seven nations from the Americas in the Top 12 (Premier12) of the WBSC Baseball World Rankings. The top finisher(s) from the Pan American Games Lima 2019 would complete the eight-team field.

Intercontinental Qualifier

The final Olympic Baseball qualifier will be a six-team world tournament for the last remaining place at Tokyo 2020. Participants will include:

  • 2nd Place finisher from the Africa/Europe Qualifier
  • 2nd and 3rd Place finishers from the Americas Qualifier
  • Top two finishers from the Asian Championship 2019 (not counting nations already qualified for Tokyo 2020)
  • Winner of Oceania Qualifier 2019

Men’s National Baseball Team Composition

National Team roster sizes for Olympic Baseball will be 24 athletes, and the athletes must be at least 18 years old (prior to the start of the respective event) to participate in any of the four qualification events as well as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 tournament. Professional players are eligible. Athletes must comply with Olympic Charter Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors) and Rule 43 (World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions).

 

ROAD TO TOKYO 2020 – SOFTBALL

The first opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Softball medal event at Tokyo 2020 will be this August at the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018 in Chiba, Japan. The 1st Place finisher in Chiba will be awarded direct entry into Tokyo 2020 without having to pass through Qualifiers. (Should Japan win the WBSC World Championship in Chiba, the 2nd Place finisher would be granted the Olympic spot.)

Africa/Europe Qualifier

The Africa/Europe qualification event will be an eight-team tournament, where the winner will earn a place at Tokyo 2020. Competing in this Qualifier will be top six finishers from the European Softball Championship 2019 and the top two teams from the African Softball Championship 2019.

Americas Qualifier

The Americas Olympic qualifier will be a maximum 16-team tournament, with the winner and the 2nd Place nation advancing to Tokyo 2020. Eligible nations to compete in this Qualifier will be based on the finals standings of the Pan American Championship 2019.

Asia/Oceania Qualifier

The Asia/Oceania Qualifier will be an eight-team tournament, with the winner advancing to Tokyo 2020. Competing in this Qualifier (not counting already qualified nations for Tokyo 2020) will be top six finishers from the Asian Softball Championship 2019 and the top two teams from the Oceania Softball Championship 2019.

Women’s National Softball Team Composition

National Team roster sizes for Olympic Softball will be 15 athletes, and the athletes must be at least 16 years old (prior to the start of the respective event) to participate in any of the four qualification events as well as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 tournament. Professional players are eligible. Athletes must comply with Olympic Charter Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors) and Rule 43 (World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions).

 

Baseball – Path to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Softball – Path to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Nov 2019: WBSC Premier12 (2 Qualify) Aug 2018: WBSC Women’s Softball WC (1)
TBC: Africa/Europe Qualifier (1) TBC: Africa/Europe Qualifier (1)
TBC: Americas Qualifier (1) TBC: Americas Qualifier (2)
TBC: Intercontinental Qualifier (1) TBC: Asia/Oceania Qualifier (1)

 

WBSC will announce dates, locations/hosts and respective broadcast rights agreements of the Qualifiers in future news releases.

 

http://www.wbsc.org/wbsc-reveals-tokyo-2020-olympic-qualifiers-for-baseball-softball/

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Qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: A step-by-step guide

24/05/2018

 

In the coming months, the qualifying process will begin for the next Olympic Games which will take place in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. A total of 324 athlete places for the Gymnastics events will be up for grabs between this year and the spring of 2020. The FIG underlines the events not to be missed on the road to Tokyo and provides videos clarifying the qualifying process.

Version française disponible ici.

Artistic Gymnastics

Available places:  98 male gymnasts + 98 female gymnasts 

The qualifying process underwent an in-depth review after the Rio Games. In theory, there are as many as seven gymnasts from any given country who can qualify for both the men’s and women’s competitions respectively. Yet the maximum is not seven but six in the case of those countries who earn a ticket for the team competition.

The size of the national teams has been reduced to four members, who can take part in both the team and individual events. In addition to these four team members, each country can earn up to two additional places for the individual competition only. 

The first places will be awarded in Doha (QAT) at the 2018 World Championships (25 October-3 November), when the three medal-winning countries in the team competition will also pick up four tickets each to Tokyo.

The 2019 Worlds in Stuttgart (GER), from 4-13 October, are the next opportunities for hopefuls: at the end of the qualification competition, the nine remaining team places will be awarded along with 12 places for men and 20 for women, which will be decided by the rankings in the All-Around competition. Additionally, the three top gymnasts in each apparatus final in Stuttgart, excluding those from qualified teams, will also book their Olympic ticket.

The specialists will have another opportunity with the Apparatus World Cup series between November 2018 and March 2020. The four women's and six men's winners on each apparatus – a ranking decided by taking the best three results of each participant in the series – will be Tokyo-bound (on the condition that these gymnasts have not participated in the qualification of their team).

There will be the possibility of gaining extra individual places for the competing countries via the 2020 All-Around World Cup series – these will be available to the top three countries in this four-stage series running in March and April of that year.

The final qualifying opportunity will come at the continental championships in spring 2020 when there will be two individual places at stake for each of Africa, America, Europe and Asia and one place for Oceania.

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Available places: 26 individual gymnasts + 14 groups

For the groups, the serious business begins with the 2018 World Championships in Sofia (BUL), from 10-16 September, which will see the first three qualifying places in contention. A large part of the places will be allocated in Azerbaijan at the following year’s Worlds, from 16-22 September 2019 in Baku, where there will be 16 places at stake in the individual competition and five for the groups.

The individual gymnasts will have another opportunity to earn a place for their country in the 2020 World Cup series which will comprise four stages in April – with three places up for grabs.

The remaining route to Tokyo is via the 2020 continental championships, where there will be one place available in each continent’s individual and group events respectively.

 

Trampoline

Available places: 16 male gymnasts + 16 female gymnasts

Half of the qualifying places will be at stake in the very arena where the Olympics will unfold when Tokyo hosts the World Championships between 28 November and 1 December 2019, with the eight finalists in the individual competition securing a ticket for their country to the Games (albeit with a maximum of one per country).

The 2019-2020 World Cups will present another opportunity for the highest-ranked participants in this six-stage series to earn a place for their country, while the continental championships in May 2020 will decide more places, one for each continent not yet represented.

 

Worth noting…

As host nation, Japan is allocated a number of protected places, although these will be awarded to other countries if Japan’s athletes fill this quota of places through the qualifying process. There are also a few places reserved for gymnasts from under-represented countries, selected by a tripartite commission for the Olympic movement a few months before the start of the Games. 

 

http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/site/figNews/view?id=2067

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31 JUL 2018 Press Release
 

Qualification system published for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

 
 

With exactly two years to go until the athletics action gets underway in the Japanese capital, the IAAF has published the qualification system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The qualification system was approved at the IAAF Council meeting in Buenos Aires last week and includes details of the entry numbers for each discipline and the qualification timeline.

For the 10,000m, marathon, race walks, combined events and relays, the qualification period runs from 1 January 2019 to 29 June 2020. For all other events, the qualification period runs from 1 July 2019 to 29 June 2020.

Athletes can qualify in one of two ways:

• By virtue of their IAAF world ranking position at the end of the qualification period.
• Achieving the entry standard within the qualification period.

Entry standards will be approved and published later this year, but will be set for the sole purpose of qualifying athletes with exceptional performances unable to qualify through the IAAF world rankings pathway.

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will open on 24 July with the athletics programme starting on 31 July.

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https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/olympic-games-tokyo-2020-qualification-system

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Eight nations book Tokyo 2020 spot in the Women's 470

After seven fleet races in the Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, eight nations have booked their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The eight nations to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in the Women's 470, subject to final notification from World Sailing following the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, are:
  • China
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Slovenia
  • Spain


Twenty four nations contested for one of eight spots in the Women's 470 across 47 boats. The fleet comprised 25 nations but as hosts, Japan receives an automatic entry into each Olympic sailing event.

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http://www.sailing.org/news/87612.php#.W2raHxgh3CI

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First Finn and Men's 470 Tokyo 2020 nations confirmed

 
The Men's Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn and Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 have concluded fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark handing more nations a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Eight places in both the Finn and Men's 470 were available in Aarhus and subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have qualified:

Men's 470
  • Australia
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • USA

Twenty nine countries competed in the Men's 470 fleet in Aarhus.

Finn

  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Hungary
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Turkey

The 90-boat Finn fleet was made up of 42 nations.

Japanese sailors were represented in all fleets so as host nation, receive an entry into every Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing event.

http://www.sailing.org/news/87615.php#.W2wsQxgh3CI

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Following the conclusion of Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser / Laser Radial and Women's Skiff - 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo 2020.
In the Laser and Radial, 14 and 18 places respectively were available in Aarhus. In the 49erFX there were eight places available. Subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have qualified:

49erFX
- Australia
- Austria
- Brazil
- Denmark
- Great Britain
- Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Norway

Within the 60-boat fleet, 25 nations were represented.

Laser
- Australia
- Brazil
- Croatia
- Cyprus
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- Norway
- Peru
- South Korea
- USA

Sixty five nations were represented in the 165 boat fleet, the largest in Aarhus.

Laser Radial
- Belgium
- Canada
- China
- Denmark
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Great Britain
- Greece
- Hungary
- Italy
- Netherlands
- Norway
- Poland
- Switzerland
- Sweden
- Turkey
- USA

Out of 119 entrants in the Radial, 53 nations were represented.
 

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Olympic qualification pathway for rugby sevens confirmed for Tokyo 2020

Rugby sevens’ Olympic qualification pathway for Tokyo 2020 has today been confirmed by the International Olympic Committee and World Rugby.

Twelve teams will compete for medals in both the men's and women's rugby sevens competitions from 27 July-1 August at Tokyo Stadium.

Japan’s men’s and women’s teams have secured automatic qualification as hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, leaving 11 places in each event to be filled through the qualification process.

Just as for Rio 2016, the top four teams in the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 will confirm their places in Tokyo.

An additional six teams will qualify through the men’s and women’s World Rugby regional association Olympic qualification tournaments.

Regional association tournaments will take place in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America from June-December 2019. The top ranked team from each regional tournament will secure qualification.

The final opportunity for Olympic qualification will be at the World Rugby Olympic Repechage tournament. Twelve teams, comprising of the next two highest ranked teams based on 2019 regional qualification rankings from each region, will be invited to participate in these Olympic repechage tournaments.

The repechage will take place at a time between the final regional qualification event and June 2020 with the overall winners of the men’s and women’s tournaments claiming the last available places for Tokyo 2020.

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https://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/news/364051

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