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?
Fangio I was responding to a quote CVC gave to inside the games:
http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/su ... n-commenee
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.
Of course he may have been misquoted or not have made himself entirely clear. Of course selection for the Euros will be difficult because it comes before the Trials and in the more competitive events it will be hard to guess who will get the first two slots. UKA can nominate two reserves for the Euros, though, and the top two can then drop out.
I think the EAA are completely bonkers to hold these championships in Olympic year anyway, but if they're a flop it won't be good for the sport.