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Short Track Speed Skating World Cup 2000/2001
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Rankings and Results
1. World Cup Competitions
For the season 2000/2001 the ISU has designated the following Competitions as "World Cup Competitions":
Place Country Date Calgary Canada October 20-22, 2000 Salt Lake City (Provo) USA October 27-29, 2000 Nobeyama Japan December 1-3, 2000 Changchun China December 8-10, 2000 Trnava Slovak Republic January 26-28, 2001 Graz Austria February 2-4, 2001
Organizers of these competitions are required to observe the conditions of the 2000 ISU Regulations.
a) All competitions are held according to Rule 288
b) All competitions shall be open to all ISU Members.
c) The competitions will have a single distance character.
d) A classification over each distance will be made.
e) Expenses may be paid to skaters and Officials in accordance with the ISU General Regulations, Rule 137, paragraph 6 & 10 with details to be stated in the respective announcement.
f) Organizers are obliged to forward complete results of all races and all classifications in a digital form in a common format provided by the ISU immediately after the conclusion of the last race to:
Mr. Fredi Schmid General Secretary, International Skating Union Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax +41/21 612 66 77
g) Doping tests will be made at each competition in accordance with ISU Rule 139 and the valid ISU Doping Communication.
h) The ISU Technical Committee will assign a Representative according to Rule 289.
Individual 500, 1000, 1500, 3000 meters Ladies and Men Relay 3000 meters Ladies, 5000 meters Men
a) Entries shall be restricted to a maximum of five (5) skaters per category (Ladies + Men) for each ISU Member at each Competition.
b) Individual entries for 500, 1000 and 1500 meters :
three (3) competitors per distance per category. Any three (3) of the maximum five (5) may skate each distance.
c) Individual entries for 3000 meters :
Only the top 8 final point scorers and ties, who have participated in all distances, 500, 1000 and 1500 meters, are eligible to start the 3000 meters Final.
d) Relay entries: one (1) team of 5 competitors per category
e) Members entering the relay must include those skaters who participated in the individual events.
f) Entries can only be made using the ISU Entry Form for Short Track Speed Skating World Cup.
5. Drawing and progression
The make up of the first qualifying round of each distance shall be based on the current distance ranking following the principles of Rule 283, paragraph 3, of the 2000 ISU Regulations. Progression to subsequent qualifying rounds shall be according to Rule 283, paragraph 3.
Each individual distance shall be completed in one day. Relay races may be held on each day of the World Cup competition provided they are held before or after the conclusion of the individual races of that day.
The organizing committee may determine the starting times on each day. Each day's program can be divided in two parts. Semi-finals and finals must be in one part and not separate. When each part (session) starts it will be held without any intermission or breaks other than to resurface the ice or give the athletes rest time according to Rule 282, paragraph 2.
No other Short Track Speed Skating events are allowed in the same facility during the World Cup Competitions.
Each organizer of the above mentioned World Cup Competitions will send an announcement to all ISU Members specifying:
8. Classifications at each World Cup Competition
a) The following classifications will be made according to Rule 282, paragraph 5 and 6 of the 2000 ISU Regulations :
b) The following classification will be made according to Rule 282, paragraph 5 and 6 of the 2000 ISU Regulations :
c) In addition the following classification will be made:
Team Ranking Ladies / Men
The Team Ranking Ladies / Men will be made by totaling the World Cup points (see paragraph 9 below) of each Members' skaters on the following classifications;
d) The 3 teams having skated the fastest times during any Relay race at a World Cup Competition will be listed separately in the results of the respective competition. This is used only for determining the entry at World Championships.
9. Points scoring
a) The points scoring for each of the above classifications at World Cup Competitions is as follows:
1st place 25 points 2nd place 24 points 3rd place 23 points 4th place 22 points until 25th place where 1 point is awarded.
b) Points are awarded only if ranked on the respective classification of that competition. E.g. no points are awarded to skaters of teams that are disqualified in the first qualifying round.
c) In the case of a tie the higher number of ranking points shall be awarded to both skaters/teams, e.g. in the case of a tie for second places the points will be 25,24,24,22,etc.
10. World Cup Classification
a) The following classifications will be recognized by the ISU:
b) The issue of each list will be considered as preliminary only as the results of the best four (4) competitions will be taken. This means that a better performance in World Cup Competitions will result in a previous performance becoming obsolete.
c) All classifications will be published by the ISU on the ISU Home Page as soon as possible after each World Cup Competition. Each Ranking will be listed with a date and a revision-number.
d) After all World Cup Competitions have been held, a Communication with all the classifications will be published.
e) For the World Cup Ranking 500 m, World Cup Ranking 1000 m, the World Cup Ranking 1500 m and the World Cup Ranking Relay only the four (4) best results from these competitions shall be taken into consideration.
f) For the World Cup Team Ranking only four (4) best results from these competitions shall be taken into consideration.
g) In the case of a tie in any World Cup Ranking the highest rank in any of the World Cup Competitions will decide the final order of ranking. If the tie persists, subsequent ranking will be used to determine the order of ranking.
11. Prize Money
The ISU Council has approved providing Prize Money to the athletes starting with the 2000-2001 season as per the schedule below. Prize Money for the Overall Classification at each World Cup Event will be:
Men Ladies 1st place US$ 1000 1st place US$ 1000 2nd place US$ 750 2nd place US$ 750 3rd place US$ 500 3rd place US$ 500 4th place US$ 400 4th place US$ 400 5th place US$ 300 5th place US$ 300 6th place US$ 250 6th place US$ 250 Total US$ 3200 Total US$ 3200
Prize money to be distributed for Final Overall World Ranking, after all World Cup competitions are concluded:
Men Ladies 1st place US$ 4000 1st place US$ 4000 2nd place US$ 3000 2nd place US$ 3000 3rd place US$ 2000 3rd place US$ 2000 4th place US$ 1500 4th place US$ 1500 5th place US$ 1250 5th place US$ 1250 6th place US$ 1000 6th place US$ 1000 Total US$ 12750 Total US$ 12750
12. Event Organizers Support
The ISU Council has agreed to provide organizers with financial support to ensure better quality World Cup events in order to generate greater interest and enhance marketability of the circuit. Organizers will be eligible to receive up to US$ 20,000. When awarded an event the ISU member will receive 25% of the amount and the remaining will be forwarded after completion of the event. The ISU will require the event organizers to ensure an appropriate event organization. Once an organizer successfully completes the event, the other 75% will be made available.
13. Television and Advertising Rights
As the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup is an ISU Event, the international TV rights and advertising rights belong to the ISU. Consequently, before concluding an agreement in this respect, in particular for medium/long term arrangements, the ISU General Secretary must be consulted.
14. Applications for 2001 through 2003
For the coming seasons the ISU will again designate specific competitions. In order for International Competitions to be designated by the ISU, the organization of the competition must meet all criteria of Rule 288 and those specified in this Communication. It is the desire of the ISU to establish a three-year calendar to ensure optimal marketability.
Organizers who intend to hold International Competitions in the coming seasons are herewith kindly requested to send in writing to the ISU Secretariat, with supporting documentation, their application to hold World Cup Status competitions on the following dates;
Season 2001/2002 September 21-23, 2001 Asia September 28-30, 2001 October 19-21, 2001 North America (October 26-28 Olympic Qlfr) December 7-9, 2001 Europe December 14-16, 2001 Season 2002/2003 October 18-20, 2002 Oceania/Asia October 25-27, 2002 November 29-December 1, 2002 Europe December 6-8, 2002 February 7-9, 2003 North America February 14-16, 2003 Season 2003/2004 October 17-19, 2003 - October 24-26, 2003 November 28-30, 2003 - December 5-7, 2003 February 6-8, 2004 - February 13-15, 2004
Members are asked to contact other Members in their area to coordinate their applications.
To give the ISU Members the earliest notice of the conditions for conducting the World Cup Competitions we remind all Members of the following deadlines:
For the 2001/2002 season;
For the 2002/2003 season;
For the 2003/2004 season;
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