HOW SA SELECTION CRITERIA COMPARE
South African track and field athletes have between May 1 and July 11 next year to meet the standards.
They have to prove their level of readiness at next year’s senior national championships, which will be considered the Olympic trials.
No African competitions will be considered as an avenue for qualification.
Swimmers will have to attain the international swimming federation A-standard qualifying time at next year’s national aquatics championships and – like most other codes – no African competitions will be considered for qualification.
The US holds Olympic trials and also qualifies via the Pan American Games, which is held among athletes from nations of the Americas every four years in the year before the Olympic Games.
Athletes must compete at the Asian Athletics Championships and China will also use the IAAF World Championships, which it hosts next month, to qualify for Rio.
China qualifies its swimmers through the Asian/Oceania Championships.
Athletes must qualify at the 2016 Russian Athletics Championships.
Swimmers must qualify at the 2016 Russian Swimming Championships.
There are single entry standards for each gender for Rio 2016, rather than A and B standards, at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month.
British swimmers must qualify by finishing in the top two of the Olympic trials, having gained the qualifying A standard internationally, as set by British Swimming.