Rigorous health and safety protocols have allowed the Tokyo 2020 qualification process to progress across the globe under the COVID-19 pandemic as part of more than 260 major events successfully organised by the International Sports Federations (IFs) in the five continents since September (20 in the past two weeks).
1⃣5⃣ tickets to Tokyo earned. #WrestlingTrials21— Team USA (@TeamUSA) April 4, 2021
These events have had the cumulative participation of some 40,000 athletes and allowed the share of quota places allocated to reach 70 per cent, which corresponds to over 7,800 athletes. The experience gained by IFs and athletes has been incorporated into the development of the Tokyo 2020 COVID-19 countermeasures and Playbooks.
🇦🇷🆚🇪🇸 Spain secure the second #Tokyo2020 place from Tournament 1 as they defeat Argentina. With the result, the Olympic lineup is now complete!— International Handball Federation (@ihf_info) March 21, 2021
📸 RFEBM/J.L. Recio pic.twitter.com/ZZcU08pMVB
Of the total quota places for the Games, 20 per cent remain to be allocated via rankings and only 10 per cent via qualification events taking place by the deadline of 29 June announced last year as part of the adapted qualification systems following the postponement of the Games.
👏 Congratulations, Honduras!— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) March 29, 2021
🇭🇳 Los Catrachos book their ticket to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament @Tokyo2020
🗼 #OlympicFootball pic.twitter.com/xOmvGqFGPk
There are a number of sports and disciplines that have already completed their qualification processes, including Cycling Road, Cycling Track, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Handball, Hockey, Sport Climbing, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.
Men's 10m Synchro FINAL— FINA (@fina1908) May 1, 2021
🇬🇧Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee are World Cup champion!
Mexico and Canada qualify for the @Tokyo2020 together with Ukraine and South Korea!#DWC2021 #Diving pic.twitter.com/lZSoxcqjX7
International competitions have returned across all Olympic sports, and a number of them have been staged in Japan, including 12 test events.
With the first day of action complete at #WorldRelays, 23 teams have effectively secured their places in the relay events at #Tokyo2020— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) May 1, 2021
Sports facing challenges have shown flexibility, resilience and determination to adapt their qualification systems. The process for that was also announced in July last year to protect the integrity of the qualification pathway and ensure full quota allocation.
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