• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
    • 2015-16 FIS Continental Cup Series (COC) Selection Criteria

      September 17, 2015

      FIS COC Series Objectives
      1. FIS Objectives: In 1995 Continental Cups series’ were introduced by FIS as a reaction to the reduction of large starting fields on the World Cup (WC) due to the introduction of the FIS minimum points standards for participation in World Cups. This resulted in smaller national WC quotas. In 2004-05, as a reaction to the decreased WC quotas and to assist in athlete development, the COC series winners or current COC series leaders were treated in the same way as members of the Red Group for participation in the World Cup.
      2. CCC Objectives: To create competitive opportunities based on results from the NorAm series and Canadian National Championships that provides WC starts and stimulate the transition from NorAm racing to future WC Red Group level athletes and WC/WSC/OWG medalists.

      2015-16 FIS Continental Cup Series (COC) Selection Criteria