Frequently Asked Questions - Will Scotland have its own Olympics and Paralympics teams?
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Yes. Scotland currently meets all of the qualifying requirements of the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees (IOC), other than being an independent state.
Arrangements will be put in place to ensure that Scottish athletes were able to compete in Rio 2016 by attending any necessary qualifying events in the lead up to Rio 2016. This work would be undertaken in parallel to the wider governance arrangements required for Olympic and Paralympic accreditation, establishing Scottish Olympic and Paralympic Committees and transferring functions currently undertaken at UK level.
It is only through independence that Scotland can have its own teams for the next Olympics and Paralympics.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.