Due to the global health crisis, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) is currently studying, based on the recommendations of a group of international medical experts, several scenarios to deliver a safe competition circuit and preserve the health of athletes, organisers and the public.
Since last July, the International Federation has been in constant contact with all the organisers of the World Cup circuit in order to evaluate the health constraints currently in force and the dynamics of the evolution of COVID-19 in each organising country. Among the scenarios envisaged by the IBU are the maintenance of the initial calendar in compliance with national health constraints ranging from limiting the number of spectators to closed-door events, or the possible reprogramming of the calendar with a regrouping of competitions on a smaller number of sites, thus reducing the health risks linked to the movement of teams and preserving the athletes’ bubble. The decision
for the organisation of the calendar for the first four stages of the December World Cup will be taken by the IBU Executive Board no later than 30 September.
Consequently, the opening of the Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand stage ticketing initially scheduled for 8 September is postponed to a later date. In the meantime, the Organising Committee is continuing its preparation work as usual.
Published on 02/09/2020 at 7.00 pm