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Qualification system for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games published

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The qualification process for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which will take place from August 2–11, has been made public.

The qualification method (in English and French) will be based on a dual mode of qualification, with 50% of athletes qualifying through the minima and the remaining 50% through the World Ranking, as was the case for the Tokyo Olympic Games and the World Athletics Oregon22 World Championships.

The World Athletics Board has approved the qualification system, which contains information on the qualification periods, the desired number of participants for each discipline, and the admission performances (minima).

The programme will include 23 women’s and 23 men’s events as well as two mixed events (the mixed 4x400m relay and the mixed 35km team walk).

For the 10,000m, combined events, walking events and relays, the qualification period runs from 31 December 2022 to 30 June 2024. For the marathon, the qualification period is from 1 November 2022 to 30 April 2024. For all other events, the qualification period begins on 1 July 2023 and ends on 30 June 2024.

For the Marathon, the first 64 athletes on the corresponding list of “Road to Paris” qualification places on 30 January 2024 will be considered qualified. After 30 January 2024, the remaining 20% of the quota will be determined by the same qualification criteria in the dual mode described above, without impacting the athletes qualified as of 30 January 2024. Any National Olympic Committee may choose to reallocate a quota place to an unqualified athlete, provided that the athlete has achieved at least a performance of 2:11:30 (men) or 2:29:30 (women) within the qualification period.

World Athletics will publish the official qualification tracking tool (Road to Paris) on the Stats Zone section of its website at the end of 2023.

Nassau, Bahamas will host the World Athletics World Relays, the main Olympic qualifying event for relays, in April/May 2024 (dates to be confirmed).

The current sport-by-sport schedule for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which shows the start and finish times of each session, can be found on the Paris 2024 website. As for the Olympic ticketing, it is now open.

Organisers have revealed the routes of the Olympic marathon and the two races (a 42.195km course and a 10km course) that will be open to the general public as part of mass participation events.