IAAF adjusts Olympic Games entry standards


December 11, 2015
Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has made adjustments to the entry standards for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The rules were agreed at the IAAF's Council Meeting in Monaco on November 26.

The International Olympic Committee has since been notified.

In April 2015, the IAAF Council approved the entry standards but allowed for a review following the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, where a system of qualification and similar standards were used.

Resulting from that experience, the technical delegates proposed amendments to, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards, which have been accepted by all parties.

The aim is to have more athletes achieving the standard and, therefore, get closer to the target number of participants.

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