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03-15-2011, 10:46 PM #1
Minimum age for tournaments (Olympics, All England, World Champ...)
Just wondering what's the minimum age to qualify for these tournaments, especially the Olympics. I know they have different age brackets, but for the adult bracket, is it 15 or 16 or 18?
03-21-2011, 11:06 PM #2
We need to ask the tournament organisers/associations
We need to ask the tournament organisers/associations.
Here is one from the BAI (Badminton Association of India);
BAI bows to ministry, accepts age and tenure limit guidelines
PTI, Feb 12, 2011, 02.57pm
NEW DELHI: After being at loggerheads with the sports ministry for long, the Badminton Association of India has finally agreed to adhere to the age and tenure limitation guidelines, taking the total number of consenting federations to 24.
"24 National Sports Federations ( NSFs) have conveyed their acceptance to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports till date, to incorporate age and tenure limits and other good governance practices prescribed by the Government, which are based on the basic universal principle of good governance recommended by the Olympic Congress," the sports ministry said in a statement.
The sports ministry under M S Gill issued guidelines in May 2010 to limit the tenure of national sports federation chiefs to a maximum of 12 years and set the age limit at 70.
Five heads of sports federations sought a stay order on the guidelines but the Delhi high court in November last gave a green signal to the ministry to implement them, following which the ministry issued warnings to such federations to fall in line or risk de-recognition.
BAI, in fact, went to the extent of refusing government funding to avoid falling under the criteria set by the ministry and went ahead with its elections.
Other prominent federations which have agreed to adhere to government guidelines are Indian Boxing Federation, All India Football Federation, Athletics Federation of India and All India Tennis Association.
The complete list Federations which have accepted the ministry guidelines: Athletics Federation of India, Badminton Association of India, Table Tennis Federation of India, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, Gymnastics Federation of India, All India Football Federation, All India Carrom Federation, National Rifle Association of India, Handball Federation of India, Indian Golf Union, All India Karate-Do Federation, Rowing Federation of India, Indian Powerlifting Federation, Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India, Mallakhamb Federation of India, All India Tennis Association, Tennikoit Federation of India, Volleyball Federation of India, Tenpin Bowling Federation, Yachting Association of India, Tug-of-War Federation of India, Indian Weightlifting Federation, School Games Federation of India, Badminton Association of India, Sepak Takraw Federation of India.
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