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 2022 took place from 07 - 08 December in Hochfilzen, Austria. In total 40 National Federations were supported by materials from 31 Supplying Partners with a total value of about 950.000 €.
NEW principles from 2023
The support is given to NFs from B, C , D and E 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.
Wishlists from all eligible NFs will be collected from 01 April via IBU Scope
Theresa Heinsinger - IBU Development Manager