Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012: Are you eligible to represent GB?
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 1:19pm
Athletes who wish to be considered for selection for the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 to be held in Innsbruck, Austria between the dates of 13-22nd January, 2012 can now register their note of interest. Selection for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) should be considered a great honour and competition for places on the Squad will be intense from all home nation countries. Applications for selection will only be accepted from highly
competitive and highly motivated athletes.
This will be a mixed team consisting of 2 Male and 2 Female athletes who must play in alternating positions. No 5th player will form part of the Squad as a team will not be allowed to take to the ice with 3 Males or 3 Females on the team.
The Curling event at the WYOG is open to athletes born between the 1st of January 1994 and December 31st 1995.
The WYOG competition will consist of a National Mixed Team Championship followed by Medal playoffs for podium positions. This will be followed by a
further International Mixed Doubles Competition consisting of teams made up of a Male and Female from different countries. These Mixed Doubles teams will be created based on the National Teams final placing in the Mixed Event.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is ultimately responsible for Team GB selection based on nominations by British Curling (BC). Therefore although BC carries out a selection process which leads to nominations being made to the BOA, it is the BOA who will endorse nominations and finally confirm selections to Team GB for the WYOG.
Given the level of success that Great Britain has achieved on the World stage the BOA require that BC nominate a team that is clearly capable of a creditable performance in a top level International multi-sport event and which will at least result in a Top 5 placing but with expectations of achieving the “Medal Zone”
If you wish to be considered for Selection please read through the following document carefully and submit your WYOG Registration of Interest form before the deadline of Wednesday August 31st, 2011.
Registration of Interest forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org