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Bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Qualification

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The following is about the qualification rules and the quota allocation for the bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Qualification Rules

A maximum of 190 quota spots are available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum 130 men and 40 women may qualify. The qualification is based on the world rankings of January 20, 2014. Pilots must compete in five different races on three different tracks during the 2012/13 season or 2013/14 season. Men pilots must be in the top 50 of the world rankings, while women need to be in the top 40. Each continent (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Asia) and the hosts are allowed to enter a sled provided they meet the above standard. For each men's event 30 sleds will be allowed to compete (maximum of three NOCs with three sleds and six NOCs with two sleds). For the women's event there will be a total of 20 sleds allowed to compete (maximum of two NOCs with three sleds, four NOCs with two sleds).

Qualification timeline

Races from October 1, 2013 until January 19th will apply to qualification for the Olympics. In general this means that the Olympic field is established by using the first seven world cup races of the 2013-14 season, but also includes results from intercontinental, Europe, and America cup races. Four sleds will then be allocated in both men's categories, and three in the women's, to either host or continental representation. Unused or realocated spots will be filled by January 27, 2014.

Quota allocation

The following summary is not indicative of assurance of Olympic qualification, but of how the allocations would be represented based on the current FIBT rankings.

Current summary

  • Most countries have athletes that crossover between the two-men and four-men events. Romania and the United States are the only two countries which have some turnover between the two-men and four-man teams.
  • Two man

    Final ranking by nation (as of January 18, 2013).

    Four man

    Final ranking by nation (as of January 19, 2014).

    Two women

    Final ranking by nation (as of January 19, 2014).

    References

    Bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Qualification Wikipedia


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