With the approved selection procedures posted recently, there are a few athlete qualification criteria that we want to ensure invitees are aware of. All athletes must be a national of the United States at the time of nomination and must hold a valid U.S. passport that will not expire for six months after the conclusion of the Games. For those of you who do not currently have a passport, you should begin that process and those that do, double check the expiration and begin the process of renewal if it is set to expire between now and February of 2017. Athletes who will not receive an automatic or discretionary invite, pay close attention to the petition process (listed under the About Us section) and ensure you can meet all requirements prior to submitting your letter of request. Those who have been on a national team before and part of the USADA testing pool, a reminder that even if you are not currently in the pool, you are still subject to random testing. Another encouragement to all potential athletes, review the 2015 USADA Athlete Handbook and understand what it means to compete clean. If there are any questions, please reach out to the High Performance Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.