Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is the lead body for Commonwealth Games sport in Scotland. The CGS is one of 71 Commonwealth Games Associations who are members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the parent body for the Games.
Commonwealth Games Scotland is responsible for selecting, preparing and managing Scotland’s team at the Commonwealth Games every four years and since 2010 our team has been known as Team Scotland.
With the countdown on until Scotland’s athletes march into the Opening Ceremony at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the triathlon selection policy for Team Scotland is available to view below.
Following publication of the CGS General Selection Policy in December 2015, Triathlon Scotland and CGS have worked closely to finalise the Triathlon Selection Policy for the 2018 Games. The policy details the sport specific standards required for consideration, as Team Scotland aims for its most successful ever overseas Games in the Gold Coast. The standards reflect this aim, with athletes from all sports required to finish in the equivalent of the top six of their event, based on performances at recent Commonwealth Games.
Building on the success of Glasgow 2014, CGS is looking to have a higher percentage of Team Scotland athletes meeting the selection standards during the Gold Coast Games, compared to 2014. For triathlon, given the high standard across the Commonwealth countries, a top six standard is a big challenge, however one that our Scottish athletes will no doubt endeavour to achieve.
It is important to emphasise that Triathlon Scotland does not select athletes. Athletes who have met the criteria are nominated by Triathlon Scotland, but selected to represent Team Scotland by Commonwealth Games Scotland.
Eligible athletes should read both the General Selection Policy and the Triathlon Selection Policy. Triathlon Scotland will only nominate those athletes qualified under the triathlon specific selection standards included in the policy, and who meet the criteria of the CGS General Selection Policy.