280 coaches and athletes registered for the IBU Coach Webinar on the topic "Nutritional Aspects for Training and Competitions in Biathlon" on 29 June 2022. More than 140 of them joined the presentations live online. Well-known experts shared their knowledge on nutrition and highlighted this topic for biathlon.
Judith Haudum from the University of Salzburg focused on nutrition in training and competition and highlighted the importance of this topic for a successful biathlon career. Claudia Osterkamp from Germany talked about the periodization of nutrition and underlined, that athletes have to adapt their food intake in regard to their preparation phase.
Nanna Meyer from the University of Colorado presented new findings on sustainable nutrition and also focused on nutritional aspects in major events like the Olympics. Therese Fostervold Mathisen from Norway highlighted eating disorders and energy deficiency which is a common problem also in Nordic Sports.
In the final panel discussion, the four speakers focused on common nutrition mistakes, and special needs for biathlon and they answered several questions from the audience.
IBU Athletes Webinar: 6 July 2022, 1.00 - 2.15 pm CET
IBU Coach Webinar "Olympic Cycle": 7 and 8 September 2022