IAAF makes amendments to Rio Olympics 2016 entry standards
IAAF aims to get more athletes achieving the qualification standards. At the IAAF Council Meeting on Novemebr 26, 2015, made the changes and were approved for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards in 17 events.
The International Olympic Committee have since been notified.
The IAAF council approved the entry standards in April 2015 but allowed for a review following IAAF World Championships Beijing, 2015 where a similar system of qualification and similar standards were used.
The Technical Delegates proposed some amendments to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards, resulting from the experience of these championships, which have been accepted by all parties. The aim of IAAF is to get closer to the target number of participants and have more athletes achieving the standards.
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