The IBU provides material support for all developing NF members through cooperation with IBU's supplying partners. Each year, biathlon equipment like skis, ski boots, bindings, poles, ammunition, rifle parts, ski uniforms, gloves, wax, and many other items are distributed to IBU´s member federations to support the Development of biathlon on a national level. The distribution is based on a wishlist provided by the NFs and is regularly organized in December.
The Material Distribution 2023 took place from 06 - 07 December 2023 in Hochfilzen, Austria. In total 37 National Federations were supported by materials from 27 Supplying Partners with a total value of about 900.000 €.
Principles for Material Distribution
The support is given to NFs from B, C, D, and E development categories, which have at least 4 athletes competing in a minimum of 2 IBU Competitions (incl. IBU Regional events). The value of the equipment package will be based on the number of athletes participating in IBU Events from the previous season.
For 2024, wishlists from all eligible NFs will be collected from 01 April via IBU Scope 2.0
Anna Kitzbichler - IBU Development Assistant
Photos: IBU/Christian Manzoni