Does anyone know about timing details concerning the team events? For the short program, how far (or little) in advance of the start day and time can a country decide who will be skating. For example, the pairs short which is the first part on Thursday, February 6th at 7:30pm. Once the pairs teams have been decided, can a country change that, and if so, how far (or how little) in advance can they change that? Similar question for the long programs. Can the skaters for the long programs be changed once everyone has seen the short program results? One scenario is a country planning on their #2 team for the long program, but when they ended up in third overall instead of second overall as expected, they think, "hey, we better send in team #1 or we won't even get a medal!!" Sorry if this has already been discussed elsewhere. I did scan this thread but didn't see information as far as the timing/scheduling goes. I know your post is old, but I saw some good (and clear) info about this at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_skating_at_the_2014_Winter_Olympics_–_Qualification First, in the "Qualified Countries" section, we can see all the countries, how many qualified entries per discipline, the top 10 teams qualified for the team event, and lastly, the total number of skaters qualified per country for the Olympics. Second, in the "Team Event" section, we can see the top 20 countries based on points earned during the 2012-13 season. This can be re-organized by clicking on the arrow in the 2013-14 column to see how the numbers changed this year. And each country is colour-code whether they are Qualified to Olympics (green), Reserve nation for Olympics (blue) or Not eligible for Olympics (pink). I love Wikipedia.