Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


uk12points

Winter Olympic Games 2018 Qualification Systems

Recommended Posts

Near    11
On 4/4/2016 at 08:04, intoronto said:

Some changes from 2014 (besides the biathlon one listed above)

 

-Freestyle skiing max quota per nation has increased to 30 from 26, meaning we will see less countries taking part in the sport in 2018

-Ski jumping: 5 more women quotas, 5 less men quotas

 -Snowboarding: max quota per nation has increased to 26 from 24; overall sport quota has increased by 6

I don't really buy that less nations will take part in Freestyle Skiing. Not all quotas where allocated in Sochi (there where eight quotas nobody wanted / could accept) and only three countries hit the 26 athletes limit. Hopefully by increasing the limit to 30 all quotas will actually be distributed. Plus, honestly, it created some really silly situations in countries like Canada where ski cross athletes would compete against aerials athletes for the same quota. That problem won't go away (both Canada and the US where over 30 in Sochi) but it will relieve a bit of pressure.

 

The other big change in Ski Jumping is that the maximum size of a men's team is now 4, down from 5. So there is no longer any way to bring someone just for the normal hill or the big hill competition.

 

Edit: I love how the solution to the Netherlands sweeping the 10k was "oh, lets just allow two athletes by NOC!"

Edited by Near

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hckosice said:

Most likely the Ice hockey tournament will be without NHL players. René Fassel the president of the IIHF said that it´s very unlikely that we will have the NHLers in Pyeongchang...http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-nhl-olympics-pyeongchang-20160503-story.html

 

so maybe South Korea will win a medal in ice hockey then :lol:

 

 

 

It won’t be that bad. While all of the top nations will suffer, especially the United States the European leagues still have decent players. If they can convince the AHL to suspend their season during the Olympics things will look a lot better too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    891
15 minutes ago, JoshMartini007 said:

 

It won’t be that bad. While all of the top nations will suffer, especially the United States the European leagues still have decent players. If they can convince the AHL to suspend their season during the Olympics things will look a lot better too.

 

well, In some way you´re right, last time we had a non-NHL tournament was the Lillehammer 1994, and yes oh god, it was an exceptional and fantastic tournament during one unrepeatable awesome olympics.

but in other hand, It would be very sad. It´s a fabulous tournament we are all wainting for 4 years, so it would be unfortunate to don´t see the top players in such holiday. The olympics should be a event for mainly the best athletes in the sport.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, hckosice said:

 

well, In some way you´re right, last time we had a non-NHL tournament was the Lillehammer 1994, and yes oh god, it was an exceptional and fantastic tournament during one unrepeatable awesome olympics.

but in other hand, It would be very sad. It´s a fabulous tournament we are all wainting for 4 years, so it would be unfortunate to don´t see the top players in such holiday. The olympics should be a event for mainly the best athletes in the sport.

 

I agree. My (unlikely) hope would be for the players whose contracts are set to expire between now and the Olympics force the teams to put in a clause to allow them to participate in the Olympics. Stamkos would be a great person to approach about this. His contract is expired after this season and he hasn’t played at the Olympics. He was controversially left out in 2010 (“too young”) and in 2014 he was injured.

 

It will cause quite the media stir, but at the same time teams will still want to sign him because he’s Stamkos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
heywoodu    1,292

I've got a question about the biathlon qualification and more specifically about reallocations.

 

Under "F. Reallocation of unused quota places" the document says "Not applicable". However, in May 2017 NOC's who won quota places in the World Cup Nations Cup have to confirm the use of these places. It is of course possible again that not every nation will use every quota place. Now my question is, what will happen with unused quota places? Since the document says "not applicable", does that mean they will be "thrown away" instead of reallocated? And if they are reallocated, who would you guess would get these tickets? Nations that are next in line in the World Cup Nations Cup or do you guys think there will be more than 5-6 athletes who might qualify with the "D4" criteria mentioned in the document?

 

I'm guessing the IOC wants to have exactly 115 male and female athletes at the Olympics, so I almost can't even imagine that unused places won't be reallocated....this "Not applicable" is confusing and worrying me though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
heywoodu    1,292

Why can we only find the documents on the website of the Portuguese NOC by the way? I can't find them on for example the IBU's website..I'm still waiting for them to update something about the reallocation of unused quotas which worries me :p 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
intoronto    195
22 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Why can we only find the documents on the website of the Portuguese NOC by the way? I can't find them on for example the IBU's website..I'm still waiting for them to update something about the reallocation of unused quotas which worries me :p 

 FIS and thr ISU has them up. IBU is the worst when it comes to these type of things. It can also indicate there are changes not finalized yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
heywoodu    1,292
1 hour ago, intoronto said:

 FIS and thr ISU has them up. IBU is the worst when it comes to these type of things. It can also indicate there are changes not finalized yet.

Thanks, IBU is the only one I'm already very much interested in. I just can't understand why it still says "Not applicable" under the reallocation of unused quota places, but alright. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, George_D said:

 

Probably. Qualification to the Winter Olympics is less entertaining since most of them are rankings published 1-2 months before the games.

 

As for biathlon their host quota allocation is a bit weird too. At the top they reserved one quota for a man and a woman, but in the host section they say South Korea would be given a team should they not qualify one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
carivan    44

Colombia is trying to get some of its inline skaters to South Korea. It'll be hard, but I guess I'll have fun following the process. I was living in NL during Sochi so I'll gladly take this as an excuse to root for my former host nation again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
intoronto    195
13 minutes ago, carivan said:

Colombia is trying to get some of its inline skaters to South Korea. It'll be hard, but I guess I'll have fun following the process. I was living in NL during Sochi so I'll gladly take this as an excuse to root for my former host nation again.

 

Two Colombian skaters definitely have a chance. Causil is less than a second off the qualification time for Sochi (and with 3 max per nation) it should be easier to qualify in the 500m event. Also iirc another Colombian skater was a reserve for the mass start at the world championships last year (so he just missed the cut). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×