2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships (Olympic Qualifier)
15 - 17 May 2020
At any stage of the selection process prior to the date of the Delegation Registration Meeting on XXXX 2020 (“DRM”), the Selection Panel reserves the right not to nominate, or to de-select, any athlete or reserve on the following grounds: a. Medical grounds – i.e. when an injury/illness may, in the reasonable opinion of the International Panel, inhibit the achievement of appropriate performance; or b. Suitability as a team member, where for example (but not limited to) an athlete’s behaviour or attitude leads the selection panel to determine in its opinion that the selection of such athlete would be inappropriate; or c. Poor form – i.e. when an athlete’s form in events and/or training has decreased to a level which, in the opinion of the International Panel, would inhibit the achievement of appropriate performance.
After the DRM has been completed, de-selection and selection of a replacement athlete is only allowed in accordance with the ICF’s Qualification Document and IOC’s Late Athlete Replacement Policy (or any revised or amended IOC policy dealing with athlete replacement). This primarily provides for replacement in the case of injury and/or illness. In the event of there being a query over the following procedure will be adhered to: (i) The Team’s Chief Medical Officer can require an athlete to undergo a medical examination to determine his/her fitness to participate. This examination will be carried out by the Team’s Chief Medical Officer or another doctor delegated by him/her. If the athlete fails the medical examination
If the athlete passes the medical examination carried out in accordance with (i) above but BC and/or the BOA still have concerns over whether or not the athlete is able to compete to a level which would ordinarily have been expected of the athlete due to the underlying injury or illness, the Chef de Mission (in consultation with BC) can require the athlete to undergo a set of pre-determined sports specific performance tests. The tests will be conducted under the guidance of the sport’s Team Leader (or his/her delegate e.g. team physiotherapist) and a BOA representative or delegate will be present (if possible/available). If the athlete fails the test (which can be undertaken on more than one occasion and within a short time frame if appropriate), he/she will be withdrawn from the Team on medical grounds and, if appropriate, a replacement can be nominated by BC in accordance with the criteria set out in this Selection Policy.