yes thanks. But by alll means if I am missing something I would more than welcome being corrected on this point... See link below for IJF description of the world ranking list and remaining qualifying quotas.
Yes - 22 qualifying quotas (per 14 div) come from the top 22 on the World Ranking list. The remaining 7-8 quotas per div come from 100 remaining total quotas divided by 14 divisions (~7); which amounts to ~1 Continental quota per continent plus 1 host country quota for a total of 30 athletes per division.
The World Ranking List will consist of points from
Continental Open, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, Masters, Continental Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games:
The five best results during each 12 month period will count + one extra (6th) result
*** Olympic Qualification Period Begins - May 30, 2014 ***
For the year 2014 (only - similar legs for 2015);
Leg 1 will include all International events from January 1 to March 31.
Leg 2 will include all International events from April 1 to June 30.
Leg 3 will include all International events from July 1 to September 30.
Leg 4 will include all International events from October 1 to December 31.
- For the 2012 Olympics the Average Top 30 qualifying athletes competed in 6-8 events in the year prior to the Olympics
- Qualifying Points are good for two years, however they are only 50% value for 2nd year
- Strategy to make WRL top 22 by attending ~six events per year (for two years) within affordable regional range in the 2014-2015 qualifying period
- -Estimate ~$3,000 per event equates to about ~$18,000 per year, or `$36,000 per athlete to qualify...
IJF WRL Olympic Qualification Described
Great research and math. I believe your numbers are a little low there are many more costs for training athletes than just traveling to and competing in major events. the number I regularly quote is $35k to $50k yearly could be closer to Bill's # of $60k. Few athletes competing at this level work full time if at all, many of their regular expenses need to be covered if they are going to spend the time to train and compete at this level. IT will take more than six events to qualify. Many trips almost half of the athletes are one loss and done so I would guess a minimum of 12 events yearly to qualify. I believe that you would need six years start to finish to make a Olympic team, the first two years are needed to compete at national and international events to get your judo up to that level. After one is competitive an that level National/sub international you would need a full 4 years to get competitive and qualify at that level. So if some one would ask me what would it cost to make an olympic team my number would be $200k.