The BMW IBU World Cup will kick off in Kontiolahti (FIN) on 29 November – 4 December 2022. The mid-week season start on a Tuesday has been agreed by IBU and its stakeholders to minimize clashes with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar played at the time.
The highlight of the season, the IBU World Championships Biathlon in Oberhof (GER) will take place on 06-19 February 2023.
The season will come to a close in Oslo-Holmenkollen (NOR), with the final competitions taking place on 19 March 2023.
The full schedules can be found here.
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) today also published the list of National Federations which have been sanctioned for possessing waxes containing C8 fluorocarbons/PFOA above the allowed threshold, in violation of the IBU Event and Competition rules for the 2021/2022 season.
The National Federations who are fined for violations in the Junior Cup are: Korea, Czech Republic, Belarus and Finland.
The National Federations who are fined for violations considered to be at minor level in the IBU Cup are: Poland, Germany and Japan.
As a first-time offence, the National Federations have received a fine of several thousand Euros. A second violation will result in a higher financial fine and a third violation would see that National Federation banned from the next IBU event. Fines given at IBU Cup and Junior Cup level are lower than in the World Cup.