Traditionally qualification procedures set aside a number of quota places for the host nation and 2016 is no different. Some sports have automatically given Brazil the maximum quota, some will only give Brazil a spot in the event that they fail to qualify any athletes while others have additional criteria that Brazil must fulfill in order to be given a spot. Here is a quick look at the host quotas that are offered in each sport.
Archery: 3 quotas for each gender on the condition Brazil enter three athletes per gender at the 2015 World Archery Championships. Should Brazil enter 1 or 2 athletes in a gender at the championships they will only be given 1 quota to compete in the individual event.
Athletics: While there are no specific host quotas in athletics like all nations without a qualified male and/or female athlete they will be allowed to send one athlete in any event with the exception of the combined events, 10000m and 3000m steeplechase. Should an athlete be chosen to compete in a field or road events they may also be scrutinized based on their technical ability.
Badminton: 1 quota in the men’s and women’s singles event will be offered in the event that they do not qualify normally in the singles events. Any qualification to the doubles events will not eliminate the host quota places. The highest ranked singles player will be given the quota.
Basketball: Both a men’s and women’s team will qualify upon FIBA’s approval. Given their world ranking in both genders approval is highly likely.
Boxing: After the World Boxing Championships, but before the continental championships Brazil can choose 5 men and 1 woman with a max of 1 athlete per weight class. In addition Brazil cannot use the men’s quotas to enter in the heavy or super heavy division. Should Brazil qualify those athletes in the continental championships or the men’s AOB world qualifying event the quota will be reallocated to the 2016 American Continental Championships.
Canoeing: In slalom Brazil will be given a boat to compete should they not qualify. For sprint events should Brazil fail to qualify in a certain boat class (men’s kayak, men’s canoe, women’s kayak) they will be given a spot to compete in the Men’s K1 1000m, Men’s C1 1000m and Women’s K1 500m events respectively.
Cycling: While no host quotas are given for track events in the event Brazil fails to qualify in any of the other three disciplines they are given 1 quota each to compete in the men’s and women’s BMX race, 1 each to compete in the men’s and women’s mountain biking race and 2 quotas each to compete in the men’s and women’s road race.
Diving: Brazil is automatically given quotas to compete in the four synchronized diving events for a total of 8 athletes (4 men, 4 women). To compete in the individual events they must qualify normally.
Equestrian: A team of four athletes in dressage, eventing and jumping will be given provided all athletes reached the minimum standards. Should not enough athletes reach the minimum standard to form a team Brazil will be given 1 or 2 quotas in that discipline provided that they have reached the minimum standards.
Fencing: In addition to the athletes that qualified through the normal qualification procedure Brazil can use up to 8 additional quotas to add athletes into any event, respecting the maximum quota for each event.
Field Hockey: Due to the low level of play in this sport Brazil must demonstrate an improvement in field hockey before given a spot to compete. To qualify a men’s team Brazil must either rank in the top 30 in the world rankings by the end of 2014 or finish in at least 6th place at the 2015 Pan American Games. To qualify a women’s team Brazil must either rank in the top 40 in the world rankings by the end of 2014 or finish in at least 7th place at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Football: Brazil has qualified both a men’s and women’s team.
Golf: Should they not qualify normally through the world rankings the highest ranked man and/or woman will be given a quota to compete.
Gymnastics: 1 man and 1 woman quota will be given in artistic gymnastics should Brazil fail to normally qualify. In rhythmic gymnastics Brazil will be given an individual and team quota should they not qualify. In trampoline if Brazil does not qualify in the men’s and women’s event they will be given 1 quota to compete in one of the events.
Handball: Brazil has qualified both a men’s and women’s team.
Judo: Brazil is automatically given the maximum quota of 7 men and 7 women to compete in all weight classes.
Modern Pentathlon: 1 quota each is given in the men’s and women’s race in the event Brazil does not qualify anyone.
Rowing: If Brazil does not qualify any boats for one or both genders they will be given a boat to compete in the single sculls events.
Rugby Sevens: Both a men’s and women’s team will qualify upon World Rugby’s approval. Since the creation of the qualification procedure Brazil has gained approval and will compete in rugby sevens.
Sailing: Brazil is automatically given the maximum quota to compete in all 10 boats.
Shooting: Brazil is initially given quotas to compete in 5 men’s (50m rifle prone, 25m rapid fire pistol, 10m air pistol, trap and skeet) and 4 women’s (10m air rifle, 10m air pistol, trap and skeet) events. In the event that they qualify to one of those events the host quota for that event will be removed.
Swimming: In the 10km open water event Brazil is given 1 quota each in the men’s and women’s event should they not normally qualify. For the pool events there are no specific host quotas, but should Brazil fail to qualify a man and/or woman swimmer they will be allowed to send one athlete to compete in any event provided that they competed in the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.
Synchronized Swimming: A duet and a team are automatically given to Brazil to compete.
Table Tennis: 1 quota each in men’s and women’s singles is given should Brazil not normally qualify. Also a men’s and women’s team will also be given should Brazil not normally qualify.
Taekwondo: After the release of the world rankings should Brazil not qualify at least 2 men and 2 women they will be given enough quotas so that they have 2 men and 2 women, with a maximum of 1 per event.
Tennis: No host quotas are specifically provided however in the distribution of the ITF Places Brazil has been prioritized. If they did not qualify in a singles event the highest ranked singles player will qualify. If they did not qualify in a doubles event a spot will be given should the combined rankings of the two players not exceed 500.
Triathlon: 1 quota each in the men’s and women’s race will be given should Brazil not normally qualify.
Volleyball: For indoor volleyball Brazil is given a men’s and women’s team to compete. For beach volleyball Brazil is given 1 man’s and 1 woman’s team to compete and they can attempt to qualify a second team through the normal procedures.
Water Polo: Brazil has qualified both a men’s and women’s team.
Weightlifting: If Brazil does not qualify any athletes from the combined team rankings from the 2014 and 2015 World Weightlifting Championships they will be given a quota of 3 men and 2 women.
Wrestling: Initially Brazil is given 4 quotas to use in any event with a maximum of 1 athlete per event. For each athlete qualified through the normal procedure the host quota will be reduced by one.
- The various qualification procedures. To view them please look at the qualification procedure section of this site.
- World Rugby. Olympic Qualification and Eligibility. Access on Feb. 28 2015.