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Frequently Asked Questions: “Youth Olympic Games”

1) How/Where can I qualify for the Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010?
By obtaining a quota place for my country at:
Ø Youth World Championships 2009 in Ogden (USA) in the special qualification tournament
Ø Continental Qualifying tournament
Ø Through universality places (see further down)
 
2) Is there team and/or individual quota?
A country can obtain one place for a boy and one place for a girl maximum. There are no team quotas. The team competition is a mixed team—two nations in a team of two archers (see further down).
 
3) Is there minimal score (MQS)?
Yes, all archers participating in the Singapore Youth Games have to have shot at least once a minimum qualification score in a 70m/60m Round or a FITA Round. For details, see the qualification procedure on the World Archery Website.

 

Boys
FITA Round; 1200 (juniors) or 1220 (cadets)
70m/60m Round: 600 (juniors) or 610 (cadets)
Girls
FITA Round: 1180 (juniors) or 1200 (cadets)
70m/60m Round: 590 (juniors) or 600 (cadets)

 

The MQS must be achieved in the qualified period of 11 July 2009 (starting at the 2009 Youth World Championships) to 1 July 2010. Athletes who are shooting the cadet distances in 2008 can obtain the MQS in 2009 as a cadet or obtain the MQS in 2010 in the junior distances.
 
4) I was born in 1994 and therefore I will be cadet in 2010. Can I participate in the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 or a subsequent edition?
No, under the IOC rules only the athletes born between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993 can participate in Singapore. Also, only these athletes are eligible to obtain places for the Youth Olympic Games in the qualification tournaments. For what concerns the 2014 edition no information is known yet.
 
5) Is there a separate tournament in Ogden and are the participants different for the Youth World Championships than for the Qualification Tournament?
Yes, there is separate tournament. Only the archers participating in the Youth World Championships can participate in the qualification tournament but only the ones who are born between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993 with a maximum of three per country and gender. If there are more than three per gender of the same country that are eligible, the Member Association will have to announce the three archers who will participate in the qualification tournament prior to the start of the qualification round of the Youth World Championships.
 
6) Will there be a separate ranking round for the qualification tournament in Ogden?
No, the qualification round of the Youth World Championships will be used as ranking round for the qualification tournament. The score at 70m will be used for boys (*)and the score at 60m for girls (*).
 
(*) of the eligible age range: born in 1992 and 1993, whatever the age category they will shoot at these world championships (juniors or cadets)
 
7) I was born in 1991. Can I obtain a place for the Youth Olympic Games at the Youth World Championships in Ogden and have another person from the same country represent me at the Youth Olympic Games?
No, as stated before, only the ones born in 1992 and 1993 can obtain places even if athletes born in 1991 are juniors in 2009.
 
8) I obtained a place at the Youth World Championships for the Youth Olympic Games. Does this mean that I will compete in Singapore?
No, not for sure. Places are obtained for your National Olympic Committee (NOC). Your federation has to nominate the archer they wish to represent them and then the NOC has to accept this proposal.
 
9) Which distances will I shoot on to obtain a quota place for the Youth Olympic Games?
Ogden Youth World Championships: the qualification round for the Youth World Championships will be shot as a FITA Round for the category they compete in:
 
Ø For boys born in 1992 (juniors): 90m, 70m, 50m and 30m
Ø For boys born in 1993 (cadets): 70m, 60m, 50m and 30m
Ø For girls born in 1992 (juniors): 70m, 60m, 50m and 30m
Ø For girls born in 1993 (cadets): 60m, 50m, 40 and 30m
 
The score at 70m for boys and 60m for girls will be used as entrance for the qualification tournament which is an Olympic Round at 70m for boys and 60m for girls.
 
Continental Qualifiers in 2009: same principle as Ogden so that boys will shoot at 70m and girls at 60m for the Olympic Round and the score at that distance is used as qualifier.
 
Continental Qualifiers in 2010: for all archers, 70m will be used for the Olympic Round.
 
10) What is this mixed team round?
The mixed team round will be a round shot with one boy and one girl from a different country pairing together against another mixed team in an Olympic Round match format. The teams will be mixed so that the competition is very balanced. For instance, the No. 1 boy with the No. 32 girl will shoot against the No. 32 boy combined with the No. 1 girl in the first round, and so on.
 
11) What are the universality places?
The role of these places is to guarantee that each National Olympic Committee (NOC) has a minimum of four athletes at the Youth Olympic Games. Universality places are allocated according to a procedure which you can find on the World Archery website. The number of NOCs that can apply for them are limited.
 
For further information, please consult our website www.worldarchery.org.
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