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  1. Most quotas are awarded to the NOC rather than the athlete. You also risk the possibility of sport federations not letting their athletes attend the Olympic qualifier or the NOCs telling their athletes "if you want to go, pay for it yourself"
  2. In the bigger picture, I'm not too afraid of Georgia. Yes we could lose to them, but if we are then we are not beating Japan. The men's singles will be very important for Canada's chances. Worst case scenario we could have and maybe even if they get a host nation boost finish between Japan and Canada. Ice dancing will cover a lot of ground, but they will also need to compensate the distance in the women's singles as at best, our pair would barely finish ahead of Japan's
  3. On paper Japan is the favourite over Canada for the bronze medal in the team event, but given the format where only placing matters a lot can change if one member just barely beats out or misses against a close competitor. Japan is better in the men's and women's singles while Canada is better in the pairs (hopefully) and ice dancing so it'll come down to whoever can get more nations in between the other nation and whether or not the other nations will use their best athletes in both rounds.
  4. Yeah things are tight. 106 quotas went to nations which only used the basic quota while the other 40 basic quotas went to nations who qualified athletes through other criteria which means a few are getting a free ride despite being from a large nation. This only leaves 160 athletes who qualified by merit which averages around 16 athletes per individual event. While athletes do compete in more than one event, that's pretty tight. If I controlled things I would boost it up to 24 unique athletes per event plus 100 for small nations for a total of 340 quotas.
  5. Hey I would let you know that we got double digits worth of snow a few weeks ago AND we were below 0 degrees. As for snow in February...
  6. Given the amount of time until the Olympics the quotas will likely be reallocated.
  7. So comparing these numbers with 2018 (according to Wikipedia) we have the following changes Alpine - -1 Biathlon - -2 Bobsleigh - 0 Cross-Country - -2 Curling - 0 Figure skating - -4 Freestyle skiing -+2 Hockey - 0 Luge - -2 Nordic - 0 Short track - 0 Skeleton - -3 Ski jumping - +2 Snowboarding - +2 Speed skating - -3 Slight increases in freestyle skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding while slight decreases in alpine, biathlon, cross-country, figure skating, luge, skeleton and speed skating.
  8. Money is a big issue. Also for some nations funding is tied to performance at the Olympics and it's better to have five top 10 results than five top 10 results + one 30th result.
  9. Again the issue is without using my rule where nations qualified via D.2 or D.3 are not eligible for a D.1 quota the FIS would just make 80 men and 80 female quotas the basic quota and we are back to the same place. The IOC won't allow FIS to decrease the universality quotas so your options are either a low ranked "mid-tier" nation athlete or a top tier nation getting most of the quotas it deserves.
  10. That won't save as many quotas as you think, FIS would just subtract the "exotic" nations quotas from the overall count. A better system would be only award the basic quota to nations which have not qualified a male/female athlete. This gets rid of the +1 quotas for the middle tier nations.
  11. Winter sports do need a more diverse set of tripartite quotas. Not all nations perform alpine/cross-country skiing.
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