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The 2022 Olympic Winter Games take place Feb. 4-20 in Beijing, China. On Sep. 29, the International Olympic Committee announced that only those resident in mainland China will be able to purchase tickets to events. All athletes and Games participants who are fully vaccinated will enter a closed-loop management system upon arrival. Games participants who are not fully vaccinated will have to serve a 21-day quarantine upon arrival in Beijing.


A total of 144 skaters in men (30), women (30), pairs (19) and ice dance (23) will compete at the Games, with a maximum of 18 athletes per country.

Russia was the only nation to earn the full quota of three skaters/teams in all four disciplines. The U.S. ranked second with three entries in men, women and ice dance, and two in pairs. 


Singles: 24 / Pairs: 16 / Ice Dance: 20


The judges′ draw for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games was also held at 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy. Canada and China have judges on all four panels. Russia and the U.S. have no judge on the men′s panel and Japan has no judge on the women′s panel.

Though Georgia will field skaters to the Games, it has no judges on any panel due to the fact that its only ISU-level judge was suspended in July 2021 for bias with respect to the marks she awarded a Georgian skater at the 2021 World Championships.


Belarus, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Netherlands, South Korea, Russia, U.S. Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, U.S. Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, U.S.


The results of 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy determined the top 10 nations with skaters qualified in three or more disciplines that are eligible to compete in the Team Event in Beijing:

Russia, U.S., Canada, Japan, China, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany and Italy

Judges for the Team Event were drawn from the same pool as for the individual competitions and therefore the panels for this competition are not limited to judges from nations that will compete. Russia was not drawn for any of the four panels for the Team Event.

Austria, China, Estonia, France, Hungary, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Latvia Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, U.S. Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, U.S. Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, U.S.

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“Participation in the All Japan Championship, which is the final selection, is mandatory. However, if the athlete who finished third at the World Championships in the past cannot participate in the All Japan Championship due to unavoidable reasons such as injury, then that skater’s performance before the occurrence of injury or other circumstances that caused the non-participation may be evaluated in light of the above selection criteria, and selection may be made while looking at the condition at the time of the tournament.”

SINGLES: The winners of the All Japan Championships will automatically earn a place on the team. The second skater will be selected based on the following criteria: Second and third placements at the All Japan Championships; Top two participants at the 2021 Grand Prix Final; Top three ISU season best scores at the end of the All Japan Championships.

The third skater must meet the following criteria:

(A)  A skater who falls under (A), (B) or (C) of the second group but is not selected in that group
(B)  Top three in the ISU World Standings at the end of the All Japan Championships
(C)  Top three ISU Season World Rankings at the end of the All Japan Championships
(D) Top two season best technical scores in international competitions, the All Japan Championships and domestic competitions as designated by the strengthening department

PAIRS AND ICE DANCE: Japan has one spot in pairs and ice dance at the 2022 Olympics. Skaters who meet any of the following criteria will be eligible for selection:

All Japan Championship top group: ISU World Standing at the end of the All Japan Championships; The highest in the ISU Season World Ranking at the end of the All Japan Championships; The highest of the ISU Season Best Scores at the end of the All Japan Championships.

2022 Olympic Winter Games Figure Skating Schedule