of Technical Committee Trampoline
the end of September the IOC Board made some decisions on
the number of athletes in the different sports / disciplines for
the Olympic Games in Athens 2004.
In order to reach a maximum number of 10'500 athletes, it was
necessary to strictly control the athlete quotas in
all sports, and in fact make quota reductions in several
sports. It was very difficult to allow quota increases within
So of course the FIG and the Trampoline Technical Committee were
very pleased when the IOC confirmed that in the interest of
strengthening the depth of competition in the Olympic Trampoline
events, an increase of a total of 8 athletes has been granted.
the IOC informed that the drafted gymnastics qualification
for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games must
be sent to the IOC by the end of
2001, to be decided by the IOC Executive Board in December 2001,
that detailed qualification system texts will be sent to the NOC's in
Trampoline Technical Committee met during the World Cup in St.
Petersburg, October 28th, and decided on the TC proposal
which then was send to the FIG Secretary General.
Of course there had been discussions
via e-mail during the month before. The principles for the proposal in
the order of importance were: a)
the best gymnasts should compete b)
from as many countries as possible c) from as many continents as
possible d) the host country should be represented
TC proposal is as follows:
qualifying event for the Olympic Games are the Trampoline World
Championships in the year preceding the Olympic Games.
1 – 14 will be attributed to federations according to the final
ranking of their gymnasts at these Word Championships. Federations with
2 (two) gymnasts in the top 8 (eight) of the final ranking will get 2 (two)
places, all other
federations will get 1 (one) place.
The federations have an open right of selection.
15 – 16 to be nominated by the FIG Executive Committee on
proposal of the FIG Trampoline Technical Committee (to guarantee an
adequate representation of the continents, to make sure the host country
is at least represented in one of the two disciplines and / or to cater
for other unforeseen cases.
there be no special circumstances as mentioned above, those two places
will be assigned following the same criteria as places 1 – 14.