To be eligible for participation in the Olympic Games an athlete must comply with the Olympic Charter as well as with the rules of the International Sports Federation concerned as approved by the IOC, and must be entered by his National Olympic Committee. A competitor must notably:
- respect the spirit of fair play and non violence, and behave accordingly on the sportsfield ;
- refrain from using substances and procedures prohibited by the rules of the IOC, the International Sports Federations or the National Olympic Committees (NOC);
- respect and comply in all aspects with the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code.
- Any competitor in the Olympic Games must be a national of the country of the NOC with is entering him.