The P-1 visa classification is appropriate for athletes going to the United States to perform at an internationally recognized level, either individually or as a part of a team. International recognition is evidenced by a substantially higher level of skill and/or recognition than normally encountered in the field, such that the applicant’s achievements are well-known in more than one country. If the applicant is applying as an individual, he or she must demonstrate they have attained the appropriate level of international recognition based on their own individual achievements and reputation. If the applicant is being sponsored by a team, then it must be shown that the team has the requisite level of international recognition. It is also important to note that the services to be performed while in the US must be those that are ordinarily required to be performed by an internationally recognized athlete.