Cross-country skiing Continental Cup

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The Cross-Country Skiing Continental Cup ( COC for short ) is a series of competitions in cross-country skiing that has been held by the FIS since 1996 .


After only FIS races were initially organized as a substructure for the cross-country skiing World Cup , it was decided in the 1990s to set up an official B series. From 1996 onwards, races according to the valid FIS rules were held on World Cup tracks around the world, especially for young starters. After a few years it was found that a division into squadrons greatly simplified the staging and could also divide up the large field of participants, gradually various individual series were established. Today there are a total of nine series, each covering one or more nations. In addition to the starters from the participating nations, there are also regular guest starters from all nations registered with the FIS who are also included in the ratings, but cannot collect any points, for example with exchange students. The ratings are based on the FIS points system .

Single cups

series abbreviation Has been running since Nations Classes
(also OPA-Cup)
GRANDPA 2004 Senior & U20
Australia / New Zealand Cup ANC 2005 Senior & U20
Balkan Cup BC 2006 Senior & U20
Eastern Europe Cup EEC 2007 Senior & U20
Far East Cup FEC 2004 Senior & U20
Nor-Am Cup NAC 2001 Senior & U20
Scandinavian Cup SCAN 2004 Senior & U20
Slavic Cup SC 2005 Senior & U20
US SuperTour VAT 2001 (as COC since 2004) Senior & U20

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