The process is very poorly explained in the communication, "Withdrawal of provisionally allocated event quota places If the acknowledged provisionally allocated event quota places confirmed by NOCs indicate that the total maximum number of 166 quota places is exceeded, the maximum number of quota places for individual events/distances will be reduced by revoking the provisionally allocated quota from the lowest ranked athlete. Provisionally allocated quotas will be revoked from each of the following events/distances according to the following order: • 500m, • then 1000m • then 1500m This process will be repeated until the total quota of 166 for the sport is met and may result in the affected NOCs losing some provisionally allocated quota places for the event(s)/distance(s) concerned with possible effects on their overall quota." Can someone please explain? To me circular, vague and very confusing. Revoking: What happened to gender equality 83-83? Small note: Haugen out on the 3k, but Pechstein and Manganello in, right?