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2008 BMX OLYMPICS

QUALIFYING COUNTRIES

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CODE COUNTRY UCI RANKING BY NATION* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
USA United State of America 1 3
AUS Australia 2 3
LAT Latvia 3 3
NED Netherlands 4 3
COL Colombia 5 3
FRA France 6 2
ARG Argentina 7 2
NZL New Zealand** 8 1
CZE Czech Republic 9 1
VEN Venezuela 10 1
ECU Ecuador 11 1
 

Subtotal

23

* CRITERION No. 1: The rankings by nation are determined by the position of the three best male riders from each nation in the UCI world BMX ranking for the period from 01/01/06 to 31/05/08. The UCI world BMX ranking is determined by four categories of events. Category 1: World Championships; Category 2: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup; Category 3: continental events (10 events per continent); and Category 4: national championships.

**NZL NOC utilizes only 1 place

CODE COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
RSA South Africa 3rd place Final 1
ITA Italy 6th place Semifinal 1
GBR Great Britain 7th place Quarterfinal 1
SUI Switzerland 5th place Eighthfinal 1
DEN Denmark 5th place Eighthfinal 1
CAN Canada 6th place Eighthfinal 1

* CRITERION No. 2: The rankings by nation at the world championships are determined by the position of the male riders of each nation in the elite menís finals of the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships (31/05/2008).

(Only NOCs which do not qualify under criterion no. 1 can qualify under criterion no. 2)

Reserve places BMX

CODE COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
NOR Norway 6th place Eighthfinal 1
HUN Hungary 6th place Eighthfinal 1
JPN Japan 7th place Eightfinal 1

* The reserve places are determined by the position of the male riders of each nation in the elite menís finals of the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships (31/05/2008).

 

TOTAL MEN

32

WOMEN

CODE COUNTRY UCI RANKING BY NATIONS* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
FRA France 1 2
NZL New Zealand 2 2
AUS Australia 3 2
ARG Argentina 4 2
CZE Czech Republic 5 1
USA United States of America 6 1
NED Netherlands 7 1
CAN Canada 8 1
 

Subtotal

12

* CRITERION No. 1: The rankings by nation are determined by the position of the three best female riders from each nation in the UCI world BMX ranking for the period from 01/01/06 to 31/05/08. The UCI world BMX ranking is determined by four categories of events. Category 1: World Championships; Category 2: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup; Category 3: continental events (10 events per continent); and Category 4: national championships.

CODE COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
GBR Great Britain 1st place Final 1
DEN Denmark 6th place Semifinal 1
SUI Switzerland 8th place Semifinal 1

* CRITERION No. 2: The rankings by nation at the world championships are determined by the position of the female riders of each nation in the elite womenís finals of the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships (31/05/2008).

(Only NOCs which do not qualify under criterion no. 1 can qualify under criterion no. 2)

CODE COUNTRY BY INVITATION* ATHLETES QUALIFIED
CHN China   1
 

Subtotal

1

*Tripartite Commission (IOC-ANOC-UCI) invitation places

 

TOTAL WOMEN

16