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, roller skis 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 2021 took place from 08 - 09 December in Hochfilzen, Austria during WC3. In total 42 National Federations were supported by materials from 29 Supplying Partners with a total value of about 800.000 €.
The material distribution 2022 will take place from 05 -08 December in Hochfilzen.
NEW principles from 2022
The support is given to NFs from B, C and D development categories, which have at least 4 athletes competing in minimum 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.
Report Material Distribution 2021 (coming soon)Report Material Distribution 2020
Theresa Jost - IBU Development Project Coordinator