Following the 158th IBU EB meeting in Munich, the National Federation (NF) Presidents’ meeting took place. It focused on updating national biathlon leaders on the work done in their International Federation. The IBU department directors updated the delegates on the implementation of the IBU Sustainability Strategy, of the IBU Gender Equality Strategy, of the IBU Digital Strategy, and current sports technical topics. Budget frames and contributions to National Federations for the next five years were set together with the NF Presidents.
During the meeting, the future vision for the biathlon family and the sport was agreed upon. The delegates defined that the future of the sport must rely on the principles of Innovation, Sustainability, and Integrity.
IBU President Olle Dahlin said:
“It was very important to be able to meet our National Federations again. We have given ourselves a plan at hand how to develop over the next ten years with measurable objectives on sports development, financial growth, gender equality, and sustainability. At the same time, we have not only defined Strategies and Visions, but we are also working towards making sure that our members can implement programmes on a national level. From improving governance to securing athlete development, the IBU as an international federation has to provide strategic guidance to our members and facilitate implementation for the good of our sport.”