The International Biathlon Union (IBU) is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership program, with the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences (NIH) joining as a significant collaborator. This partnership agreement was officiated by IBU President Olle Dahlin and NIH Rector Lars Tore Ronglan, marking a new chapter of enhanced research and education in the field of biathlon.

Also in attendance at the signing were Klavs Madsen, project coordinator, Thomas Losnegard, a researcher from NIH, and Lone Friis Thing, Head of the Department of Sport and Social Sciences. Their collective expertise and experience will be crucial in steering the partnership's direction towards meaningful research and education endeavors.

The partnership between the IBU and NIH will encompass various areas of education and research, with a particular emphasis on creating a robust platform for biathlon development. NIH becomes the second partner in this expanding initiative, following the inaugural partnership with Mid Sweden University and paving the way for the future inclusion of the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice.

Head of Academy, Dr. Gerold Sattlecker, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, saying,

"For the IBU, these partnerships are very essential. They strengthen our research projects and educational activities. The Norwegian School of Sports Science is well known in the scientific community and covers all relevant parts of sports science. The IBU Academy will strongly benefit from the NIH´s expertise."

Through these partnerships, the IBU continues its commitment to integrating academic knowledge and practical training, advancing the sport of biathlon and supporting the development of its athletes. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the expanding world of the IBU Academy.

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