Changes will be made to the way discretionary Olympic places are awarded at future Games after a series of selection rows in the lead-up to London 2012.
The governing bodies for fencing, diving, rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, triathlon and most notably taekwondo have all had to deal with selection issues ahead of this summer's Games, and Team GB chef de mission Andy Hunt says lessons will be learned for the next Olympic cycle.
With so many additional home nation places available, the British Olympic Association have been able to open up the competition to the largest-ever GB squad.
However, that has also meant a string of disappointed athletes denied the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at a home Games.
Hunt feels the issues will be taken on board when the planning starts for Rio 2016.
"With host nation places available, the criteria is different to an athlete qualifying on merit at a qualification tournament," said Hunt, who was in London for the Team GB fencing squad announcement.
"You do get more subjective judgements to be made over who will deliver the most credible performance or who has the most potential for 2016.
"After the Games, we will spend quite a bit of time looking at how we remove as much subjectivity as possible, and that where selection policies do need to be exercised on a discretionary basis, the criteria are set out much more clearly, perhaps ranked so that individuals can understand how these judgements are made.
"I don't think anybody should be concerned with exposing exactly how they are making these decisions."
Despite all of the controversy, Hunt is "completely comfortable" that all of the confirmed participants for Team GB so far have been given the proper due process for selection.
"There are a lot of athletes not being selected right now and we need to be sympathetic to them and the journey they have been on to try to make selection," he said.
"There are quite a lot who have appealed to their governing body, and there are very few which have been upheld and actually gone anywhere. One case (the dispute in taekwondo over Aaron Cook's exclusion) has spiralled into a debate with ourselves.
"We are making sure procedurally everything is followed as exactly as what was set out in the selection policy and we are completely comfortable with what is going on.
"Every athlete signs up to the selection policy and that is usually a binding process which has an appeals mechanism within it and they sign up to that being a full and final outcome."
Taekwondo world number one Cook has yet to announce whether he will launch a legal challenge to his omission in favour of Lutalo Muhammad.
Cook was overlooked three times by GB Taekwondo, with the BOA reviewing the process before finally ratifying Muhammad's nomination.
The World Taekwondo Federation have also launched their own investigation. Hunt, though, has no doubts proper procedure was followed in the selection process.
"The WTF have not come back yet with a clear plan as to how they are going to undertake their review process of what went on in the selection process with taekwondo," he said.
"There is no timescale and I do not know the composition of that review.
"We will absolutely comply and provide whatever information they need."
Hunt added: "Probably collectively in the BOA we spent over 200 hours on that one issue of reviewing documentation and going through the entire process.
"I am confident the end point where we got to - and there are lots of people out there who do not necessarily like the outcome - that our job was to make sure a fair process in accordance with the selection policy was totally followed.
"I am completely and utterly confident that is what took place and is why we were able to ratify the nomination of Lutalo Muhammad."