Annual Balkan Conference Bansko 2024

The IBU delegation of President Olle Dahlin, Development Director Dagmara Gerasimuk, and the IBU Executive Board Member Ekaterina Dafovska visited the Annual Balkan Conference in Bansko, hosted by the Bulgarian Biathlon Federation.

It joined the National Federations of Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Turkey, Lebanon, Moldova, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia to discuss the state of biathlon in the region and growth prospects for the sport.

As part of the the Conference, President Dahlin provided an update on the delivery of the IBU strategy. Development Director Gerasimuk spoke about the development programs and good practice sharing within the scope of the IBU Academy activities and the importance of the Regional Events.

The President of the Bulgarian Biathlon Federation, Atanas Furnadshiev, organised a meeting with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev. During the meeting, the IBU delegation discussed various topics related to biathlon development support in the country, such as infrastructure, broadcasting, and other relevant matters.

The IBU delegation also met with the Youth and Sports Minister Georgi Glushkov, who presented President Dahlin with a special plaque.

After visiting the biathlon venue in Bansko, a meeting was held with Major Stoycho Metodiev Banenski to discuss the modernisation of the venue and the developing biathlon in the city.

IBU Development Director Dagmara Gerasimuk said:

The Annual Balkan Conference was a great opportunity for the National Federations to come together and discuss the development of biathlon in the Balkan region. The conference covered a wide range of topics and provided a platform for sharing good practices and ideas for future development.

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