Our Games History - WA
* To be eligible to be considered as a Western Australian representative for the purpose of the official “WA Olympic Records”, at the time of Olympic selection /competition an athlete must meet the WA Eligibility Criteria.
WA Eligibility Policy
Updated 18 March 2008
As custodian of the Olympic Movement in Western Australia, the WAOC has the sole responsibility for the management of the State’s Olympic Historical Records Maintenance Program. The Program encompasses a number of key components and provides a comprehensive and accurate statistical and historical record of WA’s Olympic participation.
Determination of eligibility to be included as a Western Australian Olympic Team Member for the purpose of the “Official Records” is based on the accepted WAOC “WA Eligibility Criteria” which was created in 2000 prior to the creation of the Olympians Walkway, a permanent public memorial honouring WA's Olympic representatives.
This policy was created in consultation and agreement with WAIS and was applied to all Olympians within the official listing dating back to 1912, providing a historically significant and accurate record of the State’s athlete and team staff participation in Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
To be eligible to be considered as a Western Australian representative for the purpose of the official “WA Olympic Records”, at the time of Olympic selection /competition an athlete must;
be eligible to represent Western Australia at State/National level;
be a registered member of their relevant Western Australia State Sporting Association or if not applicable or based overseas, last registered with Western Australia;
not represent another State (not State Institute) that competes against a Western Australian State Team or WA based professional Sporting Team i.e.: Perth Wildcats, Perth Glory.
This policy underpins the creations of the “Official” Australian 2008 Olympic Team Western Australian Members “Record”.
Updated - The policy was developed based on nationally accepted policies at the time endorsed by the National Elite Sports Council (NESC) regarding State recognition and has been amended on the 18th March, 2008, in consideration of amended NESC policy regards dual recognition of SIS/SAS support.