The quotas for the last few Olympics have been unchanged. Maximum 4 athletes per race, but for the strongest national teams, it was possible to delegate 5-6 athletes.
For nations that took 1-5 places in the Nations Cup last year, a quota of 6 declared athletes was offered, and for countries that took 6-10 places - 5 applications each.
This year it's changed. Now only the top three national teams will have the opportunity to apply from 6 athletes, based on the results of the best 12 races. The races of both the last season and the current one up to the 5th stage inclusive (Ruhpolding) are taken into account. So, races from November 28, 2020 to January 16, 2022 are taken into account.
The best races are counted:
- 6 sprints
- 3 relays
- One individual race, mixed relay, and single mixed relay.
Countries ranked 4-10 place, will receive a quota of 5 athletes.
China, as the host of the Olympics, is guaranteed to receive 2 athletes per race (previously guaranteed 1, plus the opportunity to compete for the second).
The rest is unchanged - 11-20 places - participants for 4 athletes. Places 21 and 22 - 2 athletes. The rest are selected through the Wild Card.