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03-05-2013, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by boris4c View Post
That's what I thought, but someone said the rules have changed.

I'm not convinced yet. For Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 the host nations didn't need an automatic spot for obvious reasons, and that's why the system wasn't put to use but I think South Korea will probably get an automatic spot in 2018.
Agreed. Italy was ranked 19 when they were given automatic admission in 06. South Korea is currently 28th but as has been stated here, had South Korea competed for a spot at the 2010 olympics they would be ranked an absolute minimum of 21st right now (that's assuming they played as good as Netherlands and Spain, nations they have badly outperformed in recent years). No reason why they should be not given an automatic berth to the Olympics in 2018.

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