fangio wrote:Can someone point me to the policy document that says the best placed at the Euro's goes, can't actually see this either from CVC or in any of the UKA documents. I can see that they have said that if people need the qualifying time they will be sent to the Europeans, but nothing about the best placed going to the worlds, what am I missing?
Van Commenee said this year's European Championships would be used as "a preparation for London", adding that the leading British field event athletes would be selected, but that the policy for track runners would be different.
"All track athletes who qualify for the Games after finishing in the top two in the Olympic trials will not be selected for Helsinki.
"The Championships come less than a week after the trials, and so we will select track athletes who didn't make the top two or who are still seeking qualifying times.
"Mostly those events will feature our number 3, 4 and 5 athletes. I don't think there will be many athletes in Europe who will rate the European Championships over the Olympics."
Van Commenee added that the exception to this rule would be the sprint relay teams, and possibly also the 4x400m relay teams.
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