What are FIS Points?
FIS Points are a way to compare and rank athletes competing in different competitions all over the world. Athletes score FIS Points by racing in different events, based on how far they finish behind the winner and the standard of the race. Lower points are better – the winner of a World Cup receives zero points.
FIS Points are used for qualification for events such as the World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic Winter Games. They are also used to determine seeding and starting order for FIS competition, and some nations use FIS Points for team selection.
There are two types of cross country skiing FIS Points, Distance and Sprint, scored for each of the main categories of cross country skiing events. Different ranking lists are published for each type of event.