Snowboarding at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Qualification

The following is about the qualification rules and the quota allocation for the snowboarding events at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1]

Qualification standardEdit

An athlete must have placed in the top 30 at a World Cup event after July 2016 or at the 2017 World Championships in that respective event and also have a maximum number of FIS points (100 for giant slalom and snowboard cross, 50 for the other three).

A total of 258 quota spots are available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 26 athletes can be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 14 men or 14 women.

Allocation of quotasEdit

At the end of the qualification period of 22 January 2018 quotas will be awarded using the Olympic Quota Allocation List (which includes all results of the World Cups from July 2016 and the results of the 2017 World Championship). The spots will be awarded to each country per athlete appearing on the list starting at number one per event until a maximum for each event is reached. Once an NOC has reached the maximum of 4 quota spots in an event, it will no longer be counted for the allocation of quotas. If a nation goes over the total of 14 per sex or 26 total it is up to that nation to select its team to meet the rules by January 24, 2018. Any vacated spots will be then awarded in that event starting from the first athlete not to be awarded a quota.

Current summary (as of 9 February 2018)
NOC Men Women Total
Parallel Halfpipe Snowboardcross Slopestyle/Big air Parallel Halfpipe Snowboardcross Slopestyle/Big air
  Andorra 1 1
  Argentina 1 1 2
  Australia 3 4 2 1 2 12
  Austria 4 4 1 4 1 14
  Belgium 3 3
  Brazil 1 1
  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
  Canada 2 1 4 4 1 0 3 4 3 21
  China 2 3 4 9
  Czech Republic 1 1 1 3 2 8
  Finland 3 1 4 1 9
  France 1 4 3 4 1 13
  Germany 3 1 3 4 1 1 13
  Great Britain 3 1 2 1 5
  Ireland 1 1
  Italy 4 4 1 1 4 14
  Japan 2 1 4 1 2 3 1 4 4 16
  Netherlands 1 1 1 1 3
  New Zealand 1 1 2 1 5
  Norway 1 4 1 5
  Poland 1 1 3 1 6
  Olympic Athletes from Russia 4 1 2 2 4 3 2 1 16
  Slovakia 1 1
  Slovenia 3 2 1 1 7
  South Korea 3 3 1 2 1 1 11
  Spain 3 1 4
  Sweden 3 2 2
  Switzerland 3 4 2 4 4 1 3 4 25
  Ukraine 1 1
  United States 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 26
Total: 30 NOCs 32 30 40 40 31 24 30 30 257

Next eligible NOC per eventEdit

The following list shows the next ten (or less) in the allocation lists. If a country rejects a quota spot then additional quotas become available. A country can be eligible for more than one quota spot per event in the reallocation process. The numbers in brackets indicate the number of quotas to be reallocated, a strike through indicates no interest, and bolding indicates acceptance of the quota.

Men
Parallel (1 confirmed) Halfpipe Snowboard Cross (3 confirmed) Slopestyle/Big Air (1 confirmed)
  Slovenia
  Poland
  Canada
  China
  Germany
  United States
  Switzerland
  Switzerland
  Poland
  South Korea
  New Zealand
  Canada
  Germany
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  China
  Italy
  South Korea
  South Korea
  France
  Canada
  Switzerland
  Argentina
  Spain
  Netherlands
  Canada
  Germany
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  Switzerland
  Japan
  Italy
  Argentina
  Slovenia
  Great Britain
  France
  Austria
  Austria
  Italy
  Germany
  France
Women
Parallel (2 confirmed, 1 unused) Halfpipe Snowboard Cross (1 confirmed) Slopestyle/Big Air (1 available)
  China
  Canada
  Bulgaria
  Slovenia
  Italy
  United States
  Italy
  Canada
  Malta
  Germany
  Australia
  South Korea
  New Zealand
  Canada
  Poland
  Switzerland
  Slovenia
  Austria
  Switzerland
  Great Britain
  Germany
  Olympic Athletes from Russia

  Czech Republic
  Andorra
  Austria
  Czech Republic
  Germany
  New Zealand
  Slovenia
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  Chile
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  Norway
  Croatia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

External linksEdit