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New ISU Team Event Qualifications for 2014 Olympic Games

Olympic Team Figure Skating Event

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, SOCHI 2014

ANNEX A – OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING TEAM EVENT

    1. GENERAL

The IOC Executive Board accepted the inclusion of the Figure Skating (Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance) Team Event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (OWG) in Sochi based on the notion that only athletes that are already qualified for the individual events will participate in the team event. For exceptions please refer to point 3.2.1 below.
As per ISU Regulations, Rule 400, paragraph C, the ISU Council in consultation with the IOC shall determine all relevant conditions (number of Teams and participation, qualifying/participation/entry criteria, technical format, starting order, result determination, Officials participation and other relevant technical and organizational details).

The following Rules and guidelines are based on the consultations with the IOC and in line with the 2010 ISU Constitution and General Regulations and Technical Rules.

    2. BASIC EVENT FORMAT AND QUALIFYING SYSTEM

a) The Figure Skating Team Event format is based on a competition consisting of the ten

(10) best national teams from NOCs/ISU Members. In each Team 1 Man Single Skater, 1 Lady Single Skater, 1 Pair Skating couple and 1 Ice Dance couple, i.e. a total of 6 Skaters per Team, will compete (hereafter called the Team(s)).
The 10 qualified Teams will compete in the Short Program/Short Dance. The 5 best Teams having scored the highest number of aggregate placement points (see paragraph 5 below) after the Short Programs/Short Dance will qualify to continue the Figure Skating Team Event by skating the Free Skating/Free Dance.

b) Ten (10) NOCs/ISU Members will qualify to enter their Teams based on the scoring scale as outlined in sub-paragraph e) below) scored by its best one (1) Lady Single Skater, best one

(1) Man Single Skater, best Pair Skating couple and best Ice Dance couple primarily at ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (season 2012/13) and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events and Final season 2013/14, plus possibly the ISU European Figure Skating Championships/ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013 (season 2012/13), the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013 (season 2012/13) and
ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating season 2013/14 (only in individual events but not the Final).
c) The 10 Teams having accumulated the highest number of qualifying points by the above-mentioned number and discipline of Skaters/Couples in the above mentioned ISU Events and the criteria outlined below will qualify. If there is a tie among Teams subject to qualify, the
Team having earned the higher number of qualifying points at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 will be qualified. If a tie persists, the qualifying NOC/ISU Member will be decided by draw.

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 4/11

d) For the purpose of the Figure Skating Team Event Qualifying System, the basis is to attribute to each NOC/ISU Member points according to the scale below (sub-paragraph e) on the basis of the best result (the highest number of points earned) of one Single Skaters Man, of one Single Skaters Lady, of one Pair Skating couple and of one Ice Dance couple at each of the two (2) groups of ISU Events listed below (the applicable Events):

i) in one of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events or Final (senior) season 2013/14.
If Skaters/Couples of a NOC/ISU Member have not obtained points in the
above-mentioned ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events and
Final (senior) season 2013/14, then the best result in one event of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events (only in individual events but not the Final) season 2013/14 can be considered;

and

ii) in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (season 2012/13);
If Skaters/Couples of a NOC/ISU Member have not obtained World Standing
points in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013, then it is
possible to use the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2013
respectively the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013 and if needed the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013.

In summary, for the qualifying system of the Figure Skating Team Event, the highest number of qualifying points per discipline (Ladies, Men, Pair Skating, Ice Dance) earned at each of the two above-mentioned group of applicable Events will be used when cumulating the qualifying points earned per NOC/ISU Member. This means that more and different Skaters/Couples per NOC/ISU Member may contribute to the cumulative number of qualifying points per NOC/ISU Member.

Practically, one to two Single Skaters Ladies and one to two Single Skaters Men one to two Pair Skating couples respectively one to two Ice Dance couples per NOC/ISU Member could contribute to the cumulative number of qualifying points per NOC/ISU Member (the maximum two different single skaters/couples would be one skater/couple each at the two
applicable group of Events).

The corresponding ranking and Figure Skating Team Event qualification list indicating the respective qualified NOCs/ISU Members for the 2014 OWG Figure Skating Team Event (hereafter called the “Qualified NOCs/ISU Members”) will be issued in a dedicated ISU Communication immediately after the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013 (season
2013/14) which will be held in December 2013.

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 5/11

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, SOCHI 2014 e) OWG Figure Skating Team Event qualifying points
Allocation of points:

Place WC EC/FC WJC GPF GP JGP
1. 1200 840 500 800 400 250
2. 1080 756 450 720 360 225
3. 972 680 405 648 324 203
4. 875 612 365 583 292 182
5. 787 551 328 525 262 164
6. 709 496 295 472 236 148
7. 638 446 266 213 133
8. 574 402 239 191 120
9. 517 362 215 108
10. 465 325 194 97
11. 418 293 174
12. 377 264 157
13. 339 237 141
14. 305 214 127
15. 275 192 114
16. 247 173 103
17. 222 156 93
18. 200 140 83
19. 180 126 75
20. 162 113 68
21. 146 102 61
22. 131 92 55
23. 118 83 49
24. 106 74 44
Event 11043 7729 4601 3748 2278 1630

WC = World Championships 2013 EC = European Championships 2013
FC = Four Continents Championships 2013 WJC = World Junior Championships
2013 GPF = Grand Prix Final 2013/14 GP = Grand Prix 2013/14 JPG = Junior Grand Prix 2013/14

      3. CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION AND ENTRIES OF

 

    SKATERS/COUPLES

3.1 Skaters/Couples participation/eligibility requirements
The Figure Skating Team Event is only open to Skaters/Couples who belong to NOCs/ISU Members that have qualified for participation in the Figure Skating Team Event according to the Qualifying System outlined above. The Skaters/Couples entered by the respective Qualified NOCs/ISU Members must satisfy the ISU eligibility requirements and age limits in accordance with the 2012 ISU Constitution and General Regulations (In the current 2010 ISU Constitution and General Regulations being Rule 102 for eligibility and Rule 108, paragraph

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 6/11

2.b for the age limits but subject to change at the 2012 Congress). Only Skaters fulfilling both ISU and IOC citizenship/residency requirements may be entered.
Each Team must participate in at least 3 disciplines (Ladies/Men/Pair Skating/Ice Dance) of the Figure Skating Team Event. NOCs/ISU Members who according to the procedure as per paragraph 2 above would have qualified for the Figure Skating Team Event but who are unable or unwilling to compose a Team with Skaters/Couples competing in at least 3
disciplines will not be allowed to compete in the Figure Skating Team Event.

In case that any Qualified NOC/ISU Member cannot send its Team to the OWG for whatever reason, the ISU may invite the NOC/ISU Member whose Team is ranked next in the Figure Skating Team Event qualification list.

3. 2 Confirmation and Entry Procedure
3.2.1 Entries of Skaters/Couples and Judges
The Qualified NOCs/ISU Members will be officially informed by the ISU Secretariat shortly after the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in December 2013 and must enter their Skaters/Couples by respecting the entry deadlines applicable for the 2014 OWG.

NOCs/ISU Members with Teams who have qualified Skaters/Couples in an individual OWG competition/discipline (Single Lady, Single Man, Pair Skating, Ice Dance), must list the respective qualified Skaters/Couples of such discipline also as entries for the Figure Skating Team Event and may not enter different Skaters/Couples for such discipline.

NOCs/ISU Members who do not have qualified Skaters/Couples in an individual OWG competition/discipline (Single Lady, Single Man, Pair Skating, Ice Dance), may enter into the Figure Skating Team Event 1 Skater/Couple per competition/discipline plus one Stand-by
Skater/Couple per discipline. The Stand-by Skaters/Couples will remain on stand-by and will not be accredited/allowed into the Olympic Village unless the initially entered Skater/Couple has been confirmed as withdrawn due to injury, illness or other serious reasons as accepted
by the IOC/ISU.

The Skaters/Couples entered and competing in the Figure Skating Team Event based on this “incomplete Team” provision will receive a “P” accreditation allowing access to the training venue, the competition venue, the right to enter the Olympic Village and access to the Athlete
Transportation System.

If a NOC/ISU Member has 2 or 3 entries in an individual OWG competition/discipline then the NOC/ISU Member must declare the Skaters/Couples to compete in the Short Program/Short Dance of the Team Event latest at 10.00 hrs (a.m.), local time on site of the OWG, the day before the beginning of the first Short Program/Short Dance of the Figure Skating Team Event. For the 5 Teams qualified for the Free Skating/Free Dance of the Figure
Skating Team Event the NOC/ISU Member must declare the Skater/Couple competing for the Free Skating/Free Dance immediately (latest about 10 minutes) after the conclusion of the last Short Program/Short Dance of the Team Event in order to ensure that the Team composition of all Teams are known before the beginning of the Free Skating/Free Dance.

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 7/11

The Skaters/Couples competing in the Free Skating must be the same as those having competed in the Short Program/Short Dance, however each Team has the option to replace up to two (2) entries (two Single Skaters or one Single Skater (Lady or Man) plus one couple (Pair Skating or Ice Dance) or both the Pair Skating and Ice Dance Couples) between the
Short Program/Short Dance and the Fee Skating/Free Dance provided such Skaters/Couple is part of the accredited delegation on site of the OWG.

3.3 Withdrawals & Alternate Skaters/Couples procedure
Nominated Skaters/Couples unable to compete due to injury/illness or other accepted serious reasons in any segment of the Figure Skating Team Event, the concerned NOC/ISU Member may replace the concerned Skater/Couple by a named Alternate Skater/Couple.
For NOCs/ISU Members having 2 or 3 Skaters/Couples competing in an individual OWG competition/discipline, the concerned NOC/ISU Member must replace the injured Skater/Couple by another Alternate Skater/Couple present and accredited on site of the OWG unless such Alternate Skater/Couple is also confirmed to be unable to compete.

For NOCs/ISU Member who have no available Alternate Skaters/Couples on site and accredited at the OWG, Stand-by Skaters/Couples to travel to the site of the OWG are accepted as per the IOC guidelines and time-lines.

If an entered Skater or Couple is unable to compete, he/she/they must immediately inform the Organizing Committee and the ISU Secretariat (respectively during the OWG the ISU Technical Delegates) in writing through the respective NOC/ISU Member. The concerned Qualified NOC/ISU Member must ensure that the Alternate Skater/Couple nominated shall
be allowed to attend.
The Stand-by Skaters/Couples who are not on site and not accredited at the OWG must remain on stand-by until the deadlines defined under paragraph 3.2.1 above. These Stand-by Skaters/Couples are responsible to keep readily available their own necessary Olympic accreditation and possibly the travel documents.

Withdrawals permitted for illness or injury must be duly confirmed by a timely Medical Certificate as outlined below and subject to review by an ISU appointed Medical Doctor and/or for other justified serious reasons accepted by the IOC/ISU.

In the case an entered Skater/Couple is withdrawn for injury or illness a Medical Certificate is required to be submitted to the ISU. The Certificate must be issued on the official withdrawal form and duly signed by the Medical Doctor. If the certificate is not in English a
translation signed by an Official of the NOC of the respective Skater must be attached.
In addition, upon request of the ISU the Certificate must be received by the ISU within 72 hours after the notice of withdrawal and the following information must be included or attached:

i) the history which clearly indicates the date of injury or date of onset of illness, the type of injury or illness and severity of injury or illness as well as the physical findings on examination;

ii) copies of laboratory or radiological reports that were conducted in the investigation of the injury/illness;

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 8/11

iii) the recommended treatment by the physician including medications, therapy, advice on training frequency and intensity, date for follow-up examination ( a copy of this assessment should then be forwarded to the ISU), expected date of return to full activity, planned further investigations and/or criteria for return to full activity.

    4. STARTING ORDER

The participating Skaters/Couples will be listed according to their ISU World Standing placement at time of the Figure Skating Team Event. The starting order in the Short Program or Short Dance segment will be the reverse order of the ISU World Standing placements. In the case of any tie, there will be a draw to determine who skates first.

Skaters/Couples, not having earned any ISU World Standing points will be listed at the bottom of the ISU World Standing list in NOC/ISU Member order. There will be a separate draw between those Skaters/Couples with no World Standing points to determine the starting order, following the basic principles of ISU Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating/Ice
Dance (In the 2010 ISU Regulations being Rule 579 respectively Rule 660 but subject to change during the 2012 ISU Congress).
For Free Skating/Free Dance the starting order will be the reverse order of the respective result of each discipline after the previous segment.

    5. ISU JUDGING SYSTEM – RESULT DETERMINATION

The ISU Judging System as described in the 2012 ISU Special Regulations Single and Pair Skating/Ice Dance shall apply, in particular but not limited to Rule “General” e), Rule 352 and Rule 353 (subject to change during the 2012 ISU Congress).

To determine the result after the Short Program/Short Dance and for the final result after the Free Skating/Free Dance of the Figure Skating Team Event the following rule will be used:

For each discipline and segment placement points will be awarded as follows:
1st10 placement points
2nd 9 placement points
3rd 8 placement points
4th 7 placement points
5th 6 placement points
6th 5 placement points
7th 4 placement points
8th 3 placement points
9th 2 placement points

10th

1 placement point.

The 5 Teams ranked 1 to 5 based on the number of aggregate placement points shall continue the Figure Skating Team Event by competing in the Free Skating/Free Dance.

The Team having earned the highest number of aggregate placement points in the Short Program/Short Dance and the Free Skating/Free Dance is the winner, the Team having earned the second highest number of aggregate placement points is ranked second and so on.

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 9/11

When forming the result after the Short Program/Short Dance as well as the final result, in case of a tie between Teams, the tie breaking procedure will be used taking into consideration the 2 best places of the concerned Teams in different disciplines. The highest total points
from the 2 best places will prevail and the respective placements recorded accordingly.

If ties persist the 3 best places in different disciplines will be considered and the highest total points from the 3 best places will prevail and the respective placements recorded accordingly.

    6. MEDALS/AWARDS

The Teams ranked 1 to 3 will be awarded with the Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Teams ranked 4 through 8 will receive an Olympic Diploma.
Only Skaters who competed in at least one segment of the Figure Skating Team Event will receive a medal respectively a diploma as applicable.
Each Team nominates a Captain from Team Skaters who represents the Team.

    7. TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

The ISU will appoint all Technical Officials (ISU Referees, ISU Technical Controllers, ISU Technical Specialists, Assistant Technical Specialists, ISU Data & Replay Operators) that shall be among the same Officials also officiating the individual OWG Figure Skating competitions.

    8. PANEL OF JUDGES

The panels of Judges for the Figure Skating Team Event will consist of maximum 9 ISU Judges per segment of different NOCs/ISU Members. Only Judges who are also drawn and present on site of the OWG to judge the individual OWG competitions/disciplines shall officiate in the Figure Skating Team Event.

Judges for the Figure Skating Team Event will be drawn from the same pool as for the individual OWG competitions/disciplines (see Rule 402) meaning that the draw will not be limited to a pool of Judges from NOCs/ISU Members who have qualified for the Figure Skating Team Event. The following draw procedure shall apply:

a) The draw for the panel of Judges for the Figure Skating Team Event will be made on the occasion of the Judges Draw at the Olympic Qualifying Competition in the fall of 2013 (see also Rule 402).

b) The number of ISU Judges in the Figure Skating Team Event will be a maximum of nine (9) and a minimum of eight (8) Judges per panel.

c) Immediately following the draw procedure for the respective panels for the individual OWG competitions/disciplines the draw for the panels of the Figure Skating Team Event will follow. The composition will be made as follows:

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 10/11

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, SOCHI 2014

Pairs
9 NOCs/ISU Members out of the 13 NOCs/ISU Members drawn for
the Pairs individual OWG competition will form the Pair panel for the
Pairs Team Event.

Men
5 NOCs/ISU Members, out of the 13 NOCs/ISU Members drawn for
the Men individual OWG competition and 4 NOCs/ISU Members out
of the 9 NOCs/ISU Members drawn already in the Pairs Team event
will form the panel of Judges for the Men Team Event.

Ladies
5 NOCs/ISU Members, out of the 13 NOCs/ISU Members drawn for
the Ladies individual OWG competition and 4 NOCs/ISU Members out
of the 9 NOCs/ISU Members drawn already in the Pairs Team event
will form the panel of Judges for the Ladies Team Event.

Ice Dance
9 NOCs/ISU Members out of the 13 NOCs/ISU Members drawn for
the Ice Dance individual OWG competition will form the Ice Dance
panel for the Ice Dance Team Event.

d) All Judges, officiating in the Team Event can be invited to act as a Substitute Judge for another discipline of the Team Event if needed and so qualified.

e) All Judges, drawn to judge the Figure Skating Team Event must be on site according to the OWG event schedule.

f) All Judges must have the qualification of at least “ISU Judge”.

Original version: English ISU/FS/December 2011/ page 11/11

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