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Qualification System

­­­WORLD SKATE
Skateboarding

A.      EVENTS (4)

Men’s Events (2)

Women’s Events (2)

Park

Street

Park

Street

 

B.      ATHLETES QUOTA

  1. Total Quota for Skateboarding:
 

Qualification Places

Host Country Places

Tripartite Commission Invitation Places

Total

Men

38

2

0

40

Women

38

2

0

40

Total

76

4

0

80

  1. Maximum Number of Athletes per NOC:
 

Quota per NOC

Event Specific Quota

Men

6

3 athletes maximum per NOC per event

Women

6

3 athletes maximum per NOC per event

Total

12

 

  1. Type of Allocation of Quota Places:

The quota place is allocated to the athlete(s) by name.

 

C.      ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors).  Only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Olympic Games.

 

Additional IF Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, all athletes must:

  • Be listed by name in the World Skateboarding Rankings at http://www.worldskate.org as of July 1, 2020
  • Hold a valid license or be recognized by their National Federation.

 

D.      QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

The Women’s Park and Street events and Men’s Park and Street events will each be comprised of exactly 20 athletes: the three (3) highest placed in the 2020 Season World Skate World Skateboarding Championship events will be directly qualified. Sixteen (16) will be qualified through the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings (OWSR) and one (1) Host Country place will be allocated to the highest ranked Host Country skateboarders in each event.

The Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings (OWSR) are sanctioned by World Skate and will be listed at http://www.worldskate.org. The OWSR are issued every Tuesday following completion of the previous week’s contests from around the world.

The OWSR recognizes World Skate-sanctioned National Championship, Continental Championship, and World Championship events.

The Women’s and Men’s Street OWSR recognizes official prize money events from the Pro Tour and the 5-Star events.

The Women’s and Men’s Park OWSR recognizes official prize money events from the Pro Tour and the following 5-Star events.

Points will be awarded at the following events during the qualifying period:

World Championships
Pro Tour Events
5-Star Events
Continental Championships
National Championships

The OWSR is calculated as follows: Each event has a specified maximum point total which determines how many ranking points will be awarded to top finishers. Points are awarded to athletes based on their finish positions in each event. The points available at each event will be published at http://www.worldskate.org as of 1 July 2018.

Ranking points for each athlete accumulate over the qualifying period. The top 2 points results from the 2019 season (1 Jan 2019 – 30 September 2019) will be added to the highest 5 points results from the 2020 Season (01 October 2019 – 31 May 2020) to establish the athletes final position in the OWSR. In case of a tie, the next highest points result from the 2020 season will be used to break the tie, repeated with additional highest results until the tie is broken.

OWSR ranking points to qualify for the Olympic Games, which are used to calculate the athlete’s position on the OWSR, can be earned during the period beginning 1 January 2019 and up to and including 31 May 2020.

Qualification Places

MEN / WOMEN

Number of Quota Places

Qualification Event

3


World Skate World Skateboarding Championship Events (between October 2019 – June 2020)

The three (3) highest placed athletes in each of the four (4) World Skate World Championship events (Women’s Street / Women’s Park / Men’s Street / Men’s Park) during the 2020 Season will be directly qualified to participate in the Olympic Games regardless of their placings on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings as of 1 June 2020

16


Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of 1 June 2020

Athletes will first be selected by name on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings as of 1 June 2020 (following the conclusion of all eligible OWSR events in the week immediately preceding), with a maximum quota of three (3) athletes per NOC until the number of 16 athletes is reached, including continental places.

Each of the five (5) continents of the Olympic Movement is guaranteed one (1) athlete per event, if not qualified in accordance with the above qualification criteria (continental places). Such continental places will be allocated to the highest ranked athlete(s) on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings from the continent(s) without representation.

Ranking points for each athlete accumulated over the qualifying period. The highest two (2) points results from the 2019 season (1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019) will be added to the highest five (5) points results from the 2020 Season (01 October 2019 – 31 May 2020) to establish the athletes final position in the OWSR. In case of a tie, the next highest points result from the 2020 season will be used to break the tie, repeated with additional highest results until the tie is broken.

Host Country Places

The Host Country is guaranteed at least one (1) athlete in each of the Women’s and Men’s Competitions. The athlete selected by name shall be the highest ranked athlete from the Host Country listed on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings. In the event there is no athlete from the Host Country listed on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings, WS will, in collaboration with the Host Country NOC, identify the athlete(s) to represent the Host Country.

 

E.      CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR QUOTA PLACES

World Skate will publish the current week’s Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking (OWSR) at http://www.worldskate.org/ during the 17-month qualification period prior to the qualification deadline. The qualification period will end on 31 May 2020 and World Skate will publish the final Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings on 1 June 2020, following the conclusion of all eligible OWSR events in the week immediately preceding.

Upon publication of the final Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings, World Skate will send the confirmation of the quota places obtained in accordance with the qualification criteria outlined in Section D above to the respective NOCs, no later than 1 June 2020 at 2200 Central European Standard Time.

No later than 15 June 2020 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time each NOC will have to confirm to World Skate the athlete places that they will use.

As of 15 June 2020 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time World Skate will commence the reallocation of all unused quota places.

 

F.      REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUOTA PLACES

Reallocation of unused Qualification Places

If a quota place allocated is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is declined by the NOC, it will be reallocated to the highest ranked athlete by name on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of 1 June 2020 not already qualified, and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event (as determined under Section B above). No later than 30 June 2020 at 22:00 Central European Standard Time, World Skate will reallocate all unused quota places.

Reallocation of unused Host Country Places

Unused Host Country Place(s) will be reallocated by name, to the highest ranked athlete by name on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings of July 1, 2020, not already qualified and respecting the maximum quota per NOC per event, no later than Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1300 US Pacific Time.

After July 6, 2020, and the final reallocation of unused quota, reallocation will be based on the Reallocation Reserve List (by event) that WS will publish as of July 1, 2020, as outlined in the section above.

 

A.      QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

1 January 2019 – 31 May 2020 Qualification period to earn OWSR points

20 – 26 May 2019 SLS 1/2, London (GBR), Street Pro Tour Event

10 – 16 June 2019 Dew Tour, Long Beach (USA), Street&Park 5-Star Event

14 – 19 July 2019 International Skateboarding Open of Park, Nanjing (CHI), Park 5-Star Event

23 – 28 July 2019 SLS 2/2, Los Angeles (USA), Street Pro Tour Event

3 – 8 September 2019 International Skateboarding Open of Street, Qingfeng (CHI), Street 5-Star Event

9 – 15 September 2019 Park World Champs by STU, Sao Paulo (BRA)

18 – 22 September 2019 Street World Champs by SLS, Sao Paulo (BRA)

11 – 17 November 2019 OI STU Open, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event

16 – 22 March 2020 WS Lima Open, Lima (PER) - Street&Park 5-Star Event
6 - 12 April 2020 ISO Yancheng 2020, Yancheng (CHN) - Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event
14 - 19 April 2020 ISO Nanjing 2020, Nanjing (CHN) -Street 5-Star Event
22 - 26 April ARK League, Samukawa (JPN) - Street 5-Star Event

4 – 10 May 2020 Dew Tour, Long Beach (USA), Street 5-Star Event - Park Pro Tour Event

19 – 24 May 2020 WS/SLS Street World Champs, London (GBR)

26 – 31 May 2020 Park World Champs, Nanjing (CHN) 

31 May 2020 End of Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings qualification period

1 June 2020 Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings published & World Skate to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places

15 June 2020 NOCs to confirm use of allocated quota places to World Skate

Until 30 June 2020 World Skate to reallocate all unused quota places

6 July 2020 Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries deadline

24 July – 9 August 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

*WS/SLS World Tour events to be announced shortly

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