2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Jan. 19-Feb. 1, Gangwon, South Korea

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Published by the ISU on March 7, 2023 - Communication No. 2546
PROVISIONAL QUOTA PLACES FIGURE SKATING
2024 WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG)
GANGWON/KOR – JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 1, 2024:

The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will take place from January 19 to February 1, 2024 in Gangwon, South Korea. There will be 72 athletes for Figure Skating and all athletes "must be born between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009."
On the basis of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 ... an initial set of YOG Quota Places has been assigned to the respective NOCs/Members.
The assignment of remaining YOG Quota Places to be allocated to NOCs/Members will be based on the results from individual events held on the occasion of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating during the Autumn of 2023.


YOG Quota Places based on the results of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 (countries listed in order of qualification):

Women (14)
2: JPN KOR
1: CHN SUI USA GEO CAN FRA EST LAT HUN CYP

Men (14)
2: JPN SUI
1: ITA CAN KOR USA CHN EST SWE FRASVK UKR

Pairs (4)
2: USA & AUS

Ice Dance (9)
2: CZE KOR CAN
1: GBR USA FRA


2. Remaining open YOG Quota Places For Figure Skating an additional qualification opportunity is given through the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events listed below during which only one (1) YOG Quota Place per discipline and Member/NOC may be earned.

ISU Junior Grand Prix Figure Skating season 2023/24:
• August 23-26, 2023 Bangkok / THA
• August 30-September 2, 2023 Linz / AUT (including Pair Skating)
• September 6-9, 2023 Istanbul / TUR (including Pair Skating)
• September 13-16, 2023 Osaka / JPN
• September 20-23, 2023 Budapest / HUN (including Pair Skating)
• September 27-30, 2023 Gdansk / POL (including Pair Skating)
• October 4-7, 2023 Yerevan / ARM

In the final ranking of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series season 2023/24 (as published after the last individual Junior Grand Prix event of Yerevan) - NOCs/ISU Members that have not been already allocated a quota place:
For Men and Women, the top four (4);
For Pair Skating, the top two (2);
For Ice Dance, Members/NOCs with the top three (3).

Final entry numbers in each discipline:
18 women, 18 men, 6 pair teams, 12 ice dance teams = 72 athletes total

Please note that the Host Member/NOC (KOR) has the right to enter one (1) competitor per discipline. This entry will not increase the total number of participants, if the Host Member’s/NOC’s competitor is not qualified, he will instead substitute the entry of the Member/NOC with the last qualified YOG Quota Place of the discipline in question.


3. Timeline for acceptance/rejection of allocated YOG Quota Places and entries

a) March 27, 2023 – Indicative announcement by Members/NOCs having earned YOG Quota Places based on the results of their competitors at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023. [...]
Considering the restrictive age criteria mentioned above, especially for the two Skaters forming a Pair Skating or Ice Dance couple, it is critical to establish as soon as possible the potential number of entries. ISU Members/NOCs are therefore asked when providing the information about the intended use of YOG Places to the ISU Secretariat by March 27, 2023, to carefully check the ages of their competitors, especially in Pair Skating and Ice Dance.

b) By November 2, 2023 – ISU to publish a summary of YOG Quota Places according the results of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating individual events season 2023/24, including the number of Judges drawn per discipline per Member, which is scheduled during October 2023.

c) By November 16, 2023 –NOCs/ISU Members to confirm use of allocated YOG Quota Places to ISU Secretariat and NOCs/ISU Members on stand-by list to confirm interest in participation to ISU.

d) November 15 – December 15, 2023 – ISU to reallocate unused quota places to Members/NOCs on standby list who had confirmed interest in participation. ISU Members/NOCs being offered an unused Quota Place to react within 24 hours of receipt of the ISU notification.

e) December 11-12, 2023 – ISU to publish a summary of NOCs/ISU Members qualified for the Team Event.
NOCs/ISU Members must confirm the use of the allocated quota place withing 24 hours.

f) December 11-18, 2023 – ISU to inform relevant NOCs/ISU Members regarding reallocation of Team quota places that will have to be confirmed by the NOC within 24 hours. Lack of an NOC response to the ISU within this deadline will be considered as a refusal of the offered Team Quota Place.

g) Until January 5, 2023 – Entries by name by NOCs to be sent to the local YOG Organizing Committee with copy to ISU.

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For reference:
Website: https://olympics.com/en/gangwon-2024/

2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are scheduled for January 22-28, in Columbus, Ohio.
2024 Canadian Nationals dates?
 
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4 ice dance teams from 2023 Junior Worlds are YOG age-eligible:

Ashlie Slatter & Atl Ongay-Perez (GBR)
Jinny Kim & Namu Lee (KOR)
Milla O'Brien & Laurin Wiederkehr (SUI)
Sofiia Beznosikova (born in RUS)/Max Archadi Brunovitch Leleu (BEL)

ETA (from the Dance Hall thread):
The age requirements (born between 1 Jan 2006 and 31 Dec 2009) could also make the YOG field interesting - potentially a good opportunity for younger teams or those moving up from novice. From a quick look at teams at Junior Worlds and on the JGP this year:
CZE: Psurna/Novak
...
FRA: Perrier Gianesini/Blanc Klaperman
Olivia Ilin/Dylan Cain (USA) - she was born in July 2009 and he in August 2008 (she/the team will be ISU Junior age-eligible in 2023-24).
 
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why just 6 pairs teams?
There were 8 pairs and 76 skaters in 2020 YOG so 2 pairs were cut to meet the reduced figure skating quota to 72. The male pair and ice dance partners were allowed to be older last time, but not this time, so it will be especially difficult for pairs to meet the age requirements.
 

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It might well end up being zero pair teams. Literally none of the teams at Junior Worlds this year meet the age limits.
Yeah, even the teams that were at Challenge Cup, none of them would qualify due to the age limits.
 

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... e) December 11-12, 2023 – ISU to publish a summary of NOCs/ISU Members qualified for the Team Event.
NOCs/ISU Members must confirm the use of the allocated quota place withing 24 hours.

f) December 11-18, 2023 – ISU to inform relevant NOCs/ISU Members regarding reallocation of Team quota places that will have to be confirmed by the NOC within 24 hours. Lack of an NOC response to the ISU within this deadline will be considered as a refusal of the offered Team Quota Place. ...

For better or worse, a big change for the YOG team event is that it no longer will have mixed-NOC teams.
The previous mixed-NOC format also attempted to balance the strengths of teams by mandating combinations of skaters who had both lower and higher placements in the competitions for their individual disciplines.

The 2024 YOG team event will be much more similar to the Olympic team event.
[ETA: Although the YOG team event will be limited to FS/FD.​
Also for YOG: "If a NOC has entries in all 4 disciplines of the Team Event, only the best 3 results (by team points) will be considered into the calculation of the final result."]​


Previous editions of both Summer and Winter YOG had mixed-NOC team events in certain sports.
But all mixed-NOC team events have been eliminated from 2024 Winter YOG and 2026 Summer YOG.

From official announcement (in Feb 2021) re 2024 Winter YOG:

"The event programme will be further aligned with the young elite athlete development pathway of each sport. In this regard, no mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) events will be included in any of the sports on the Winter YOG programme, ensuring consistency with the Summer YOG programme for Dakar 2026. Instead, these events will be replaced with equivalent events of the same or a similar format with teams of athletes from the same NOCs.​

While the mixed NOC events were ultimately removed from the programme as medal events, the IOC EB recognised their value in providing the athletes with a very special experience in past YOG editions. The Board therefore recommended further exploring mixed NOC activities by sport as part of the Athlete Education Programme “Focus Day”, developed by the respective International Sports Federations (IFs)."​


(Sorry, I have no idea whether the change to the team event format already received attention in an earlier YOG thread.
Please excuse any redundancy.)
 
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2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are scheduled for January 22-28, in Columbus, Ohio.
2024 Canadian Nationals dates?
Canadian Nationals is January 8-14, 2024 in Calgary.
The following describes the process Skate Canada will undertake in the selection of athletes who will represent Canada at the 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games.
The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an important competition in which Skate Canada will name the best possible athletes who meet the eligibility standards. Skate Canada recognizes that this competitive event can play a significant role in an athlete’s long-term preparation for Olympic Winter Games. Skate Canada also recognizes that the age eligibility for YOG does not completely align with Skate Canada’s LTAD and NextGen development guidelines.
The Canadian 2024 Olympic Winter Games Figure Skating Team will be named by Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee.
Link to Skate Canada's 2024 YOG document (3 January 2023): https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2024-YOG-Figure-Skating-INP-Final-DEC2022-EN.pdf

USFS' Athlete Selecction Procedures for the 2024 YOG were approved on July 5, 2023 (9 page document): https://www.usfigureskating.org/sites/default/files/media-files/2024 YOG Athlete Selection Procedures.pdf
The National Qualifying Series (NQS) will be used to select the Youth Olympic
Games Team in all disciplines. Age-eligible athletes in the junior and senior levels
will be ranked by their highest overall score. These athletes will qualify for
nomination for the 2024 Youth Olympic Games.
ETA:

South Korea (via skating korea's Twitter) Oct. 12-15, 2023: Espoir Comp, Gangwon Youth Olympic qualifiers
 
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Machine translation copied from JSF's international selection document (linked in post #26 of the Japanese news thread):
2024 Youth Olympic Games
(2 slots each for male and female singles)
At the end of the All Japan Junior Championships, among the eligible athletes, a comprehensive judgment will be made from those who meet any of the following.
(1) Top 4 scorers for the 2023 Junior Grand Prix
(2) All Japan Junior Championship Top 4 [in November 2023]
 
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I recently watched the Czech Jr Test Skate. There are 4 ice dance teams, only two of which I believe are age-eligible:
Andrea PSURNA / Jachym NOVAK
Lauren Batkova / Jacob Yang
(They are actually from Canada, ranking 10th at last season’s Canadian Jr Nationals. Not sure if they will get the citizenship in time for YOG.)

Meanwhile according to Korea’s JGP assignments, it seems that they only have one ice dance team:
Jinny Kim / Namu Lee

So if Czech and Korea won’t be able to use their spots, does that mean the two countries ranked next after France in 2023 WJC will each get an extra spot?

Now the following rankings are:
Cyprus
Israel
Ukraine
Germany

I don’t see any ice dancers from Cyprus and Israel are age-eligible right now from their JGP assignments, but maybe they have?

As far as I know, Sofiya Rekunova / Denis Fediankin from Ukraine and Mia Lee MAYER / Davide CALDERARI from Germany are age-eligible.

PS: Canada, UK, USA and France all have enough age-eligible skaters for their spots.

Canada:
Victoria CARANDIUC / Andrei CARANDIUC
AURÉA CINÇON-DEBOUT / EARL JESSE CELESTINO

And maybe more.

UK:
Ashlie SLATTER / Atl ONGAY-PEREZ

USA:
Olivia Ilin / Dylan Cain

France has quite a lot of eligible teams:
Louise DUPRAT / Tahory TADDEI-DUGUE
Lena MALIQUEO-REPOUX / Illia SYNELNIKOV
Dania MOUADEN / Theo BIGOT
Ambre PERRIER GIANESINI / Samuel BLANC KLAPERMAN
Diane SZNAJDER / Joseph BOOTH
 

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... all athletes "must be born between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009."
Women (14)
2: JPN KOR
1: CHN SUI USA GEO CAN FRA EST LAT HUN CYP
Current top 4 women/countries not already qualified for YOG in the JGP standings with 1 (Yerevan) to go:

12 Yu-Feng TSAI TPE
16 Iida KARHUNEN FIN
25 Hana BATH AUS (born in 2010 - too young for YOG) *refer to links below
27 Sophia SHIFRIN ISR (born in 2009 ... in RUS?)
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34 Jana HORCICKOVA CZE
44 Phattaratida KANESHIGE THA
45 Olesya RAY GER
46 Anna PEZZETTA ITA

ETA:

* Links posted on Ice Skating Australia's High Performance and Athlete Development page under "Winter Youth Olympic Games"
AOC / ISA Winter Youth Olympics Nomination and Selection Criteria
ISU_Communication_1420_Citizenship_requirements
 
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I was able to find only one age-eligible pair :eek:
Peyton BELLAMY-MARTINS / Kryshtof PRADEAUX AUS

If they don't find any more, will they cancel the pairs competition?
Also, looking at ISU bios and some of the JGP substitutes who didn't compete -

CAN - Annika BEHNKE / Kole SAUVE - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117815.htm
ESP - Carolina Shan CAMPILLO / Pau VILELLA - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117571.htm

So, theoretically, there are at least 4 age-eligible junior teams out there competing.
 

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... all athletes "must be born between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009."
Men (14)
2: JPN SUI
1: ITA CAN KOR USA CHN EST SWE FRA SVK UKR
Current top 4 men/countries not already qualified for YOG in the JGP standings with 1 (Yerevan) to go:

10 Yanhao LI NZL (born Aug. 12, 2008 in CHN - already has a NZL passport, I assume?)
14 Edward APPLEBY GBR (born 2004, not YOG age-eligible) - does BIS have a YOG selection policy online?
15 Konstantin SUPATASHVILI GEO (born Dec. 23, 2007 in RUS)
17 Jakub LOFEK POL (born 2005, not YOG age-eligible) - does SVK fed. have a YOG selection policy online?
==
19 Fedir KULISH LAT
23 Nikita SHEIKO ISR
28 Ali Efe GUNES TUR
33 Yu-Hsiang LI TPE
 
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The mission is to find not the best, but at least someone :slinkaway
These age rules, especially for pairs, are just nuts.

I'd guess there's some Chinese junior team that "meets" the age requirements but didn't place high enough at their internal comps to get sent out to the JGP.

ETA - per @Gris there aren't any age-eligible Chinese pairs teams. :(
 
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Also, looking at ISU bios and some of the JGP substitutes who didn't compete -

CAN - Annika BEHNKE / Kole SAUVE - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117815.htm
ESP - Carolina Shan CAMPILLO / Pau VILELLA - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117571.htm

So, theoretically, there are at least 4 age-eligible junior teams out there competing.
Behnke/Sauve are scheduled to make their junior international debut for Canada at the Senior/Junior B in Nice, France next week (will go create the competition thread in Kiss & Cry now).

Re-posting from the Chinese news thread re. this Chinese ice dance team competing in Senior (thanks @Gris!):
Nice to see Zixi Xiao / Linghao He getting an international assignment - they're actually a YOG age eligible team but are competing in Seniors both domestically and internationally.
ETA link to the competition thread I've started in Kiss & Cry: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...tropole-nice-côte-dazur-fra-oct-18-22.111093/
 
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Excerpt:

Athlete Selection Criteria
The Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee has the final authorityover the selection of the team to YOG. After the selection process is completed, if any events remain unfilled, the Skate Canada High Performance Development Committeehas the authority to fill those events. If unanticipated circumstances arise that are not covered in the selection criteria, a final and binding decision will be made by the Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee.

The Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee will then base its athlete selection to the YOG on the following criteria:
1. Qualifying for the 2023 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
2. Best international scores achieved at a Junior Grand Prix, junior international competition, Grand Prix or senior international competition from 20 August to 13 November 2023 in which the skater/team as been named to the Junior Grand Prix or international competition by Skate Canada. Scores achieved at a Grand Prix or senior international will be adjusted to match the junior technical requirements.
3. In the event of a tie, the best technical total score will be used

Should any decision regarding selection of athletes or removal of athletes be requiredwhile on-site at the 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games, the team leader in consultationwith the NextGen Director will have the decision-making authority.

Ice Dance:
Caroline KRAVETS / Jacob STARK 116.55 (12th in Budapest)
Audra GANS / Michael BOUTSAN 115.03 (17th in Gdansk)
Aurea CINCON-DEBOUT / Earl Jesse CELESTINO 113.97 (8th in Yerevan)
Victoria CARANDIUC / Andrei CARANDIUC 112.12 (10th in Bangkok)

Pair (only 1 is age-eligible):
Annika BEHNKE / Kole SAUVE 97.38 (7th of 8 Junior pairs in Nice, France): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117815.htm

JGP scores of the 5 age-eligible men:
David Li 177.03 (8th in Linz): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113287.htm
Grayson Long 172.94 (9th in Bangkok): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00111125.htm
David Bondar 163.23 (12th in Istanbul): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113291.htm
Anthony Paradis 162.11 (16th in Osaka): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00111126.htm
David Howes 159.33 (12th in Budapest): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00117218.htm

Kaiya Ruiter (born May 2006): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107952.htm
JGP scores of the top 2 age-eligible women:
Hetty Shi 156.70 (7th in Bangkok): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113292.htm
Kara Yun 156.24 (7th in Linz): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113293.htm
 

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