The top-6 teams of the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Ranking – USA, Canada, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Japan – and host China are already qualified as previously announced while three spots in Beijing 2022 are up for grabs through the Olympic Qualification tournaments.
The Pre-Qualification Round 1 will be played in one group in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik from 26 to 29 August 2021. Round 2 will take place in three groups in Korea, Italy and Poland from 7 to 10 October 2021 while the Final Olympic Qualification is set to be played in the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden from 11 to 14 November 2021.
A record number of 34 women’s national teams have been entered for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the qualification tournaments.
|Final Olympic Qualification (11-14 Nov.)|
|Group C||Group D||Group E|
|(in Pribram/CZE)||(in Fussen/GER)||(In Sweden)|
|Olympic Pre-Qualification Round 2 (7-10 Oct.)|
|Group F||Group G||Group H|
|(in Gangneung/KOR)||(in Torre Pelice/ITA)||(in Poland)|
|Olympic Pre-Qualification Round 1 (26-29 Aug.)|
|Hong Kong, China|
On the men’s side the Olympic Qualification started during the 2019/2020 season with the Final Olympic Qualification in Slovakia, Latvia and Norway moved to 26-29 August 2021. The top-8 countries of the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Ranking – Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Switzerland – and host China are already qualified.
|Final Olympic Qualification (26-29 Aug.)|
|Group D||Group E||Group F|
|(in Bratislava/SVK)||(in Riga/LAT)||(in Norway)|
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