0 - 8 from Japan in Toulouse?

EDITORIAL

Friday, 8 November

IFSC has not yet presented the starting list for the Olympic Qualifying event in Toulouse that will take place in just three weeks. We have previously reported that IFSC has deleted the criteria the max 2 country quota and that Japan has sued IFSC for saying their second-highest highest-ranked must go to Tokyo. IFSC has sent out invitation letters to the athletes to the Top-20 but with the deleted max country quota, some of them should not any longer be included in the Top-20. The max quota just might be that IOC has put pressure against IFSC that such rule is not applicable for Olympic qualifications. It is otherwise very hard to understand how come IFSC did first send out invitations and later sent out info in regards to changes in the rule. Furthermore, as IFSC has said that Japan has filled its quota, it is uncertain if team Japan will be allowed to send 0 or 8 to Toulouse. It should be underlined that this article is just based on speculations from athletes and coaches. If Japan will be allowed to send their full team, it just might be that the only solution at this stage would be to increase the number of invited athletes to Toulouse.

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