Olympic Council confirms qualification standards for London Olympic Games





The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has confirmed that only athletes achieving ‘A’ standards will be selected for the London 2102 Games.

This confirmation follows media speculation regarding ‘B’ standards in athletics.

“As previously announced, the OCI has a binding and mutually agreed contract with the athletics federation AAI to solely select ‘A’ standard athletes for London and this will not change in any way, shape or form’,

said Pat Hickey, OCI president. “We both are absolutely and totally committed to ‘A’ standards only”

“Our Chef de Mission for London, Sonia O’Sullivan is fully behind this approach and the new High Performance director for athletics, Kevin Ankrom is also in full agreement”

“We are all working closely together to ensure that Ireland has a strong team of the best ‘A’ track and field athletes in the nation representing us in London.  We wish potential qualifiers the best of luck in the coming months,” he concluded.

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