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World Cup Discretionary Selection Dates and Procedures

Dear XC Community,

Here are the approximate dates when the World Cup Working Group will be making discretionary selections to the different periods of World Cup:

June 11, 2019: World Cup Period 1 (see previous post)

Dec. 16, 2019: Tour de Ski (WC Period 2) Selection

Jan. 3, 2020: WC Period 3 Selection

Jan. 27, 2020: WC Period 4 Selection

Feb. 17, 2020: WC Period 5 Selection

Selections for the Sprint Tour (Quebec City – Minneapolis) and the Canmore WC Finals will not utilize the World Cup Working Group for discretionary selections, but will rely solely on following the World Cup 19-20 Selection Criterion, which is undergoing final draft modifications and review by the World Cup Working Group, and will be sent to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Committee for their review before publication this summer.

The World Cup Working Group is comprised of 15 members. Please see my previous blog post for those members. In the case of a disagreement concerning the discretionary selection of an athlete or athletes to a World Cup start, every member of the Working Group casts a vote. Every vote is equal. Because we have an odd number of Group members, we will always have a majority in order to make a final decision. This same dynamic is at work with the 3-person Discretionary Selection Review Committee.  The names of those Committee members also can be found in my previous post.

Please let me know if you have any questions about our procedures.

Sincerely, Chris
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