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    Selection criteria for US Olympic team?

    Does anyone have actual documents (either archived webpages or old rulebooks at home) that show what the Olympic selection criteria for years other than 2014 or 2010 are? (Those are the only two I can find.)

    I just really want to know if the reason USFSA has never deviated from the podium, except injury bye, is because the criteria has not allowed them to, or if it is because the podium has always been in line with the criteria that was set.

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    Here is 2006: http://www.usfsa.org/content/olympicprocedures.pdf

    Haven't found others yet, but did come across this old Hersh article from 1988 that mentions a bit about selection procedures:

    The extenuating circumstances (illness or injury) clause in the rules applies only to those skaters who were medalists in the 1987 World Championships. That includes singles skaters Brian Boitano, Debi Thomas, Caryn Kadavy and the Jill Watson-Peter Oppegard pairs team.

    Otherwise, order of finish at this week`s U.S. National Championships will determine the Olympic team.

    According to Joan Gruber, international committee chairman of the U.S. Figure Skating Association, defending women`s national champion Jill Trenary and 1987 men`s runner-up Christopher Bowman must finish among the top three here to make the Olympic team.

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