For several weeks now, the IBU, accompanied by its group of medical experts, has been working with all the organising committees, their national federations and broadcasters to evaluate the different possible scenarios for hosting the competitions, in accordance with the health guidelines established by the IBU and the national health regulations in force.
As a result of these consultations, the IBU, the organisers and their national federations agreed that reducing the number of stages would limit travel risks and protect the health of the athletes, organisers and partners, thereby helping to safeguard the competition circuit.
The Executive Board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced today that the first four BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup events initially scheduled for November and December 2020 will take place on the same dates and with the same race programmes.
In this new calendar, the BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup will start in Kontiolahti (Finland) as planned and will remain in Kontiolahti for an additional week for the second World Cup stage. The circuit will then move to Hochfilzen (Austria) to host the third and fourth weeks of competition.
Therefore, Östersund (Sweden) and Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand, which were supposed to host two of these first four World Cup events, are no longer scheduled and are therefore cancelled.
Following this decision by the IBU, the Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand Biathlon Organising Committee wishes the entire biathlon family every success for the coming season, with a special thought for the French Team. The Organising Committee will be a fervent supporter throughout the season and hopes that the competitors will be able to express themselves fully and share their passion for biathlon.
The organisation team is already mobilised to prepare the next edition. See you from 13 to 19 December 2021 for a new French leg of the Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand Biathlon World Cup on the Sylvie Becaert stadium.
Published on 26/09/2020 at 6 pm