7th February 2020

Updated Selection Policy For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

7 February 2020

British Athletics has today published an updated selection policy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The selection policy outlines what athletes need to do in order for British Athletics to put them forward for nomination to the British Olympic Association for Tokyo 2020.

One of the key updates is to outline the process undertaken around World Athletics invites. After listening to feedback from the UK Athletics Athletes’ Commission and following consultation with lead coaches and statisticians, standards have been introduced that will reflect the potential for an athlete to finish in the top eight at the Games.

Athletes who meet these standards and are in receipt of a World Athletics invite will be selected. Further explanation is outlined in the updated policy, which is now available to view, alongside a FAQ document, at https://www.uka.org.uk/performance/2020-selection-policies/.

Athletes and coaches are encouraged to consider the policies early and contact their performance point of contact with any queries as soon as possible.