Just comparing the 2020 qualification system principles to the 2024 version released by the IOC EB today. There’s some interesting language or procedural changes to note. The four “big” ones I noticed were:
It seems like the IOC is going to overhaul the tripartite invitation system. Along this line, the language used suggests all individuals sports will now have quotas dedicated to universality places. The document stated “a detailed universality places allocation procedure will be published in February 2022.”
The IOC wants qualification systems to guarantee the participation of the best athletes based on “Field of Play performances.” I’m not sure how much to read into this, but it could be interpreted as they’d like sports to do away with ranking based qualification.
Also, the need for qualification systems to outline “minimum level of performance” to be eligible for quotas comes up in a few different places in the document. This could mean that all sports are expected to have minimum qualification scores/times/marks/criteria now…
Lastly, since it’s been a point of contention on here. The IOC was very clear that all sports need to guarantee continental representation