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3 July 2019 • High Performance

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - NZOC Long List Requirements for Athletics

In order to be eligible for nomination to the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (OGs), athletes are required to be registered on a long list. NZOC will not accept nominations for selection, for athletes who are not on the NZOC long list.

Outlined below are the requirements for athletes to have met, in order to be considered to be included on the NZOC long list.

Athletes are required to submit an Application for the NZOC Long List by 5pm Friday 19 July 2019.

Athletes eligible to complete the Application for the NZOC Long List are:

Current Athletics NZ / High Performance Sport New Zealand Carded and PPS Athletes or Athletes who have achieved the Athletics NZ Long List Performance Standards between 1 January 2018 and 19 July 2019, with the performance recorded on the official Athletics NZ Ranking List.

Note: For a Marathon Event to be eligible for the Long List, the performance must have been achieved at an IAAF Road Race Labelled Competition (i.e. as listed on the IAAF website).

Athletes that are outside the Athletics NZ Long List Performance Standards may be asked to complete and submit an Application for the NZOC Long List on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Athletics NZ High Performance Director.

After the deadline of 5pm Friday 19 July 2019, athletes can only be added to the NZOC Long List at NZOC’s discretion. Athletics NZ would need to provide the NZOC with evidence that an athlete has extraordinary circumstances that he/she could not have reasonably been in contention on or before the 5pm Friday 19 July 2019.

The 2020 Tokyo Athletics Nomination Criteria will be published by mid July 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Teams.