The Organizing Committee for the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 presents this Athletes Qualification Manual to offer the National Olympic Committees (NOC) and members of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), an instrument to assess the qualification criteria that was established by the Pan American Confederations and by the International Federations in order to participate in this great Continental event.
This document will be considered the only reference for the NOCs to retrieve the updated information related to the athletes' qualification systems for the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011.
Presently, most sports have an approved qualification system. Some sports systems are waiting to be approved and some other sports do not have a qualification system yet. In those cases, PASO and The National Olympic Committees will receive the update as soon as the Pan American Confederations and the International Federations confirm the information.