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Format and selection procedure

nitsansh
04-07-2004, 12:32 AM
NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS PER COUNTRY
(a)A maximum of six (6)men may be nominated by any one country.
(b)A maximum of six (6)women may be nominated by any one country.
(c)A maximum of four (4)men may compete in the men’s singles and
a maximum of four (4)women may compete in the women's singles.
(d)A maximum of four (4)men and four (4)women may compete as teams in
the men's and women's doubles.
SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF DRAWS
The maximum number of players accepted into the Competition shall be as
follows:
(a)Men's Singles
Draw of sixty-four (64)players,with not more than four (4)players from any
one (1)country,comprising:
48 Direct Acceptances
14 ITF Places
2 Invitations
(b)Women's Singles
Draw of sixty-four (64)players,with not more than four (4)players from any
one (1)country,comprising:
48 Direct Acceptances
14 ITF Places
2 Invitations
(c)Men's Double s
Draw of thirty-two (32)teams,both players from the same country and not
more than two (2)teams from any one (1)country,comprising:
24 Direct Acceptances
8 ITF Places
(d)Women's Doubles
Draw of thirty-two (32)teams,both players from the same country and not
more than two (2)teams from any one (1)country,comprising:
24 Direct Acceptances
8 ITF Places
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
(a)Direct Acceptances
i)Men’s Singles
Forty-eight (48)players will receive direct acceptance into the men’s
singles event at the 2004 Olympic Tennis Event based on the recognised
international singles computer rankings of 14 June 2004.A National
Association/National Olympic Committee who has more than four (4)
players eligible for direct acceptance into the men’s singles event should
select its four (4)highest ranked eligible players based on the computer
ranking.Any player nominated and accepted for the singles event will
automatically be eligible for selection for the doubles event.
ii)Women’s Singles
Forty-eight (48)players will receive direct acceptance into the women’s
singles event at the 2004 Olympic Tennis Event based on the recognised
international singles computer rankings of 14 June 2004.A National
Association/National Olympic Committee who has more than four (4)
players eligible for direct acceptance into the women’s singles event
should select its four (4)highest ranked eligible players based on the
computer ranking.Any player nominated and accepted for the singles
event will automatically be eligible for selection for the doubles event.
iii)Men’s Doubles
The ITF will select doubles teams from doubles nominations received
from National Associations for direct acceptance,taking into account the
recognised international singles and doubles computer rankings of 14
June 2004 and the number and names of players already accepted into the
singles events.A maximum of four (4)men,two (2)doubles teams,from
any one country may compete in the men’s doubles event.
Any doubles players ranked 10 or better based on the recognised
international doubles computer rankings of 14 June 2004,will be eligible
for selection for direct acceptance for the men's doubles event,providing,
I)his nominated partner has a recognised international singles or doubles
ranking on 14 June 2004,II)him and his partner have been nominated as
a pair by their respective National Association/National Olympic
Committee and III)the nomination does not bring the total number of
male competitors from that country to more than six (6).
iv)Women’s Doubles
The ITF will select doubles teams from doubles nominations received
from National Associations for direct acceptance,taking into account the
recognised international singles and doubles computer rankings of 14
June 2004 and the number and names of players already accepted into the
singles events.A maximum of four (4)women,two (2)doubles teams,
from any one country may compete in the women’s doubles event.
Any doubles players ranked 10 or better based on the recognised
international doubles computer rankings of 14 June 2004,will be eligible
for selection for direct acceptance for the women's doubles event,
providing,I)her nominated partner has a recognised international singles
or doubles ranking on 14 June 2004,II)her and her partner have been
nominated as a pair by their respective National Association/National
Olympic Committee and III)the nomination does not bring the total
number of female competitors from that country to more than six (6).
b.ITF Places and Invitations
i)Men’s Singles
Eight (8)of the fourteen (14)ITF places shall be selected solely on the
recognised international singles computer ranking.The remaining six (6)
places shall be selected taking into consideration the following:
Singles Computer Ranking
Whether the country is represented in the Tennis Event
Number of players on site
Geographical location
ii)Women’s Singles
Eight (8)of the fourteen (14)ITF places shall be selected solely on the
computer ranking.The remaining six (6)places shall be selected taking
into consideration the following:
Singles Computer Ranking
Whether the country is represented in the Tennis Event
Number of players on site
Geographical location
The two (2)Invitations in each singles event shall be selected by a Tripartite
Commission comprising the IOC,NOCs &ITF.These Invitations will
comprise high-level players who are not direct acceptances,but who belong to
NOCs entering few competitors in other sports.The final decision regarding
the technical level of the player for the allocation of the Invitations will rest
with the ITF.
iii)Men’s Doubles
Eight (8)ITF Places shall be selected for the men’s doubles event.
Selection will be based on the total number of athletes directly accepted
into the Olympic Tennis Event,the recognised international computer
rankings and geographical location.
iv)Women’s Doubles
Eight (8)ITF Places shall be selected for the women's doubles event.
Selection will be based on the total number of athletes directly accepted
into the Olympic Tennis Event,the recognised international computer
rankings and geographical location.
(c)Special Ranking /Entry Protection
The Special Ranking and Entry Protection for the recognised international
computer rankings will be used for selection purposes.The ranking in effect at
the time of selection will apply.

nitsansh
04-07-2004, 12:36 AM
2004 Summer Olympic Eligibility and Selection Procedures Overview

3/5/04 2:38 PM





The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have recently formalized their agreement detailing the processes by which the USTA will select the Olympic tennis team in 2004. You will find a copy of that agreement by clicking here. The ITF along with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Athens Olympic Organizing Committee (ATHOC) share ultimate responsibility for the staging of the tennis competition within the Olympic Games being held in Athens Greece later this summer.

The purpose of this letter is to overview for you the key components you need to be aware of regarding eligibility for selection to the US Olympic tennis team and the procedures the USTA will follow in selecting its Olympians in 2004.

COACHES:
The USTA has recently named Zina Garrison as the 2004 women’s Olympic team coach and Patrick McEnroe as the 2004 men’s Olympic team coach.

ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible to be considered for selection you must have made yourself available to play in international team competition (Fed Cup or Davis Cup) twice during the years 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. One of the two times you have made yourself available to compete must have been either 2003 or 2004.

You must not be under any anti-doping sanctions at the time of the selection process.

SELECTION RESPONSIBILITY:
Coaches Garrison and McEnroe are responsible for selecting the most competitive squads possible. Their selections must meet certain guidelines detailed in the attachments. A selection committee will review their rationale for selections to insure that the standards agreed to between the USOC and the USTA are met.

SQUAD SIZE:
The USTA may select a squad with a maximum of six (6) women and six (6) men.

COMPETITION FORMAT:
The women’s and men’s formats are identical in 2004.
WTA Tour and ATP computer points are awarded in the respective competitions.
There is no mixed doubles competition.

Singles competition is a draw of 64.
Doubles competition is a draw of 32.
No byes are planned in either competition.

RESTRICTIONS WITHIN THE DRAW:
A nation is limited to a maximum of four (4) spots in the singles draw.
A nation is limited to a maximum of two (2) teams in the doubles draw.

TIME LINE FOR SELECTION PROCEDURES:

June 14: The ITF uses the rankings issued on this date to determine the 48 singles players who are eligible for direct acceptance into the draw and the players eligible for the 24 direct acceptance spots in doubles.

June 17: The ITF notifies the USTA (and all other national federations competing in the Olympic tennis competition) of the roster of athletes eligible for direct acceptance.

June 17 – June 28: The USTA will use this time period to make its team selections and to nominate players to its women’s and men’s squads. Technically, the USTA is nominating these athletes to belong to the USOC’s 2004 Olympic team.

June 28: The USOC provides to the ITF the names of its Olympic tennis team. At this point, all US Olympic tennis players come under the jurisdiction of the UOSC including its code of conduct.

July 5 (or before): ITF announces some or all of its 14 “placements” in the singles draw and the 8 “placements” in the doubles draw.

July 10 (or before): ITF announces the final two “invitations” in the singles draw.

DATES FOR OLYMPIC COMPETITIONS:

August 13 / (Friday): Opening Ceremonies in Athens

August 15 / (Sunday): Olympic tennis competition begins

August 21 / (Saturday): Women’s singles final / Men’s doubles final

August 22 / (Sunday): Men’s singles final / Women’s doubles final

August 29 / (Sunday): Closing Ceremonies in Athens

nitsansh
07-03-2004, 12:43 PM
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