Cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Qualification

The following is about the qualification rules and the quota allocation for the cross-country skiing events at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.[1]

Qualification rulesEdit

Basic QuotaEdit

A total of 296 athletes will be allowed to compete in cross-country skiing, 148 men and 148 women. For any National Olympic Committee to send at least one male, or one female competitor, they must have an athlete of that gender score less than 300 FIS points in any individual event at either the 2021 World Championships, or the under 23 World Championships.[1]

'A' StandardEdit

An athlete who has less than 100 FIS Distance points on the list published on 17 January 2022, can be entered in any event.

'B' StandardEdit

An athlete who has not met the 'A' standard, but has less than 300 FIS Distance points may be entered in the 15 km men's or 10 km women's race, as well as in the team relay. Similarly, athletes who have less than 300 FIS Sprint points may be entered in the sprint, or the team sprint.

Additional Relay eligibilityEdit

Athletes who are entered in Nordic Combined or Biathlon, at the 2022 Olympics, may also be used in the relay events. They must have a valid FIS code and have met the appropriate 'B' standard.

Allocation of QuotasEdit

Quota per NOC.

A FIS Cross Country Nation Ranking will be used that takes into account results, from each gender, from the 2020-2021 season. Nations ranked one through five will receive four additional quotas, nations six through ten receive three, nations eleven through twenty receive two, and nations twenty-one through thirty receive one.[1]

Remaining quota places.

In each gender, the remainder of the quota places will be distributed in four rounds using the Nation Ranking proceeding from the highest ranked nation down. Nations from 1 to 5 receive an additional quota in round one. Nations from 1 to 10 receive an additional quota in round two. Nations from 1 to 20 receive an quota in round three. All remaining quotas are distributed in round four.

Host quota

If the host has not received four quotas, in each gender, and have remaining athletes who have met at least the 'B' standard, they will be allotted up to four athletes per gender.

Quota AllocationEdit

As of 22 January 2021.[2]

Current summaryEdit

Each NOC listed has qualified one competitor in the gender indicated, numbers higher than one are based on rankings and will change as rankings change.

Nations Men Women Reallocated men Reallocated women Athletes
  Andorra 2 1 2 1 2
  Argentina 1 1 2
  Armenia 1 2 3
  Australia 3 2 1 6
  Austria 3 4 2 5
  Belarus 2 2 4
  Belgium 1 1
  Bolivia 1 1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 2
  Brazil 1 2 3
  Bulgaria 1 1
  Canada 3 4 1 1 9
  Chile 1 1
  China 4 4 1 9
  Colombia 1 1
  Croatia 1 2 3
  Czech Republic 5 7 5 1 11
  Denmark 1 0 0
  Estonia 3 4 1 1 9
  Finland 6 7 13
  France 8 4 1 13
  Germany 6 8 14
  Great Britain 3 3
  Greece 1 2 3
  Hungary 1 1 2
  Iceland 2 1 3
  Iran 1 1
  Ireland 3 1 1
  Italy 6 7 6 12
  Japan 3 4 1 8
  Kazakhstan 2 4 1 7
  Latvia 2 4 1 7
  Lebanon 1 1
  Liechtenstein 1 1
  Lithuania 2 2 4
  Luxembourg 1 0 0
  Mexico 1 1
  Mongolia 1 1 2
  Montenegro 1 1
  New Zealand 1 0 0
  Nigeria 1 1
  North Macedonia 1 1 2
  Norway 8 8 16
  Poland 3 4 1 1 9
  Portugal 1 1
  ROC 8 8 16
  Romania 2 1 3
  Serbia 1 0 2 0 0
  Slovakia 2 2 1 5
  Slovenia 3 6 1 10
  South Korea 2 2 1 5
  Spain 3 2 1 0 2
  Sweden 8 8 16
  Switzerland 8 6 14
  Thailand 1 2 1 2
  Turkey 1 2 3
  Ukraine 2 4 1 7
  United States 5 8 1 14
Total: 58 NOCs 140 138 8 10 296

MenEdit

Criteria Athletes per NOC Total Athletes Qualified
Basic quota and ranked in the top 5 5 25   France
  Norway
  ROC
  Sweden
  Switzerland
Basic quota and ranked 6th through 10th 4 20   Czech Republic
  Finland
  Germany
  Italy
  United States
Basic quota and ranked 11th through 20th 3 30   Australia
  Austria
  Canada
  Estonia
  Great Britain
  Ireland
  Japan
  Poland
  Slovenia
  Spain
Basic quota and ranked 21st through 30th 2 20   Andorra
  Belarus
  Iceland
  Kazakhstan
  Latvia
  Lithuania
  Romania
  Slovakia
  South Korea
  Ukraine
Basic quota 1 26   Argentina
  Armenia
  Belgium
  Bolivia
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Chile
  Colombia
  Croatia
  Denmark
  Greece
  Hungary
  Iran
  Lebanon
  Luxembourg
  Mexico
  Mongolia
  Montenegro
  New Zealand
  Nigeria
  North Macedonia
  Portugal
  Serbia
  Thailand
  Turkey
Host quota 4 4   China
Total 125 57

Remaining quotasEdit

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Next available
  ROC
  France
  Norway
  Switzerland
  Sweden
  ROC
  France
  Norway
  Switzerland
  Sweden
  Finland
  Italy
  Germany
  United States
  Czech Republic
  ROC
  France
  Norway
  Switzerland
  Sweden
  Finland
  Italy
  Germany
  United States
  Czech Republic
  Great Britain
  Canada
  Poland
  Estonia
  Austria
  Japan
  Australia
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Ireland
  Finland
  Italy
  Germany
5 10 8 8

WomenEdit

Criteria Athletes per NOC Total Athletes Qualified
Basic quota and ranked in the top 5 5 25   Germany
  Norway
  ROC
  Sweden
  United States
Basic quota and ranked 6th through 10th 4 20   Czech Republic
  Finland
  Italy
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
Basic quota and ranked 11th through 20th 3 30   Austria
  Canada
  China
  Estonia
  France
  Japan
  Kazakhstan
  Latvia
  Poland
  Ukraine
Basic quota and ranked 21st through 33rd 2 26   Andorra
  Armenia
  Australia
  Belarus
  Brazil
  Croatia
  Greece
  Lithuania
  Serbia
  Slovakia
  South Korea
  Thailand[a]
  Turkey
Basic quota 1 9   Argentina
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Hungary
  Iceland
  Liechtenstein
  Mongolia
  North Macedonia
  Romania
  Spain
  Thailand
Total 110 42
  1. ^ a quota will need to be returned due to lack of enough eligible athletes

Remaining quotasEdit

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Next available
  Sweden
  ROC
  United States
  Germany
  Norway
  Sweden
  ROC
  United States
  Germany
  Norway
  Finland
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
  Sweden
  ROC
  United States
  Germany
  Norway
  Finland
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
  France
  Poland
  Austria
  Canada
  Ukraine
  China
  Latvia
  Japan
  Estonia
  Kazakhstan
  Finland
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
  France
  Poland
  Austria
  Canada
  Ukraine
  China
  Latvia
  Japan
  Estonia
  Kazakhstan
  Slovakia

  Belarus
  Serbia
  South Korea
  Brazil
  Greece
  Lithuania
  Andorra
  Turkey
5 10 20 3 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR XXIV OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, BEIJING 2022" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com/. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. ^ "CROSS-COUNTRY QUOTAS LIST FOR OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2022". www.fis-ski.com/. Retrieved 29 August 2021.

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