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Biathlon World Cup 2016/2017: Full calendar with all dates and locations

The Biathlon World Cup kicks off the new 2016/2017 season on 27 November 2016. Skigebiete-Test.de has taken the opportunity to take a closer look at this year’s calendar, so read on for a breakdown. In addition, we have also taken a quick glance at the top favourites for this year’s titles.

The favourites

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The Biathlon World Cup 2016/2017 kicks off in Östersund (Sweden) on Sunday 27 November 2016 with mixed relay events. Over the course of the season, competitors will have to tackle no less than 56 different competitions to decide who gets to take home the sought-after World Cup trophy at the end of the year.

Most of the favourites are the usual suspects. In the men’s events, look no further than serial winners Martin Fourcade (France), Johannes Thingnes Boe (Norway) and Anton Shipulin (Russia) for the overall World Cup title. Though oldie Ole Einar Björndalen (Norway), Tarjei Boe (Norway) and Simon Schempp (Germany) will also do their best to ensure an upset.

Among the ladies, Gabriela Koukalová (Czech Republic), Marie Dorin Habert (France) and Dorothea Wierer (Italy) are the clear favourites for the overall World Cup title. Laura Dahlmeier (Germany), Tiril Eckhoff (Norway), Tora Berger (Norway) and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (Finland) are also considered dark horses.

Another highlight to look forward to this winter is the Biathlon World Championships from 8 – 19 February 2017 in Hochfilzen (Austria). It is worth noting, however, that the World Championship results do not count towards the overall World Cup standings.

Biathlon World Cup locations

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This year’s World Cup includes three new locations on its tour. In Pyeongchang (South Korea), competitors can gain a first impression of what to expect for the Winter Olympic Games 2016.

Nove Mesto (Czech Republic) also returns to the calendar. The town in the Vysočina region already hosted World Cup events in 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2014/2015. The Biathlon World Championships were also held in Nove Mesto in 2013.

Oberhof (Germany) is another destination back on the World Cup tour. This venerable resort in the heart of Germany had to sit out last year’s season due to a lack of snow. A second World Cup event was held in Ruhpolding instead.

Biathlon Calendar 2016/2017 - All Dates

Östersund: 27.11.2016 - 04.12.2016
DateBeginEventSex
27.11.20163:30 pmRelayMixed
27.11.20166:10 pmIndividual relayMixed
30.11.20166:00 pmIndividual (15 km)Women
01.12.20166:00 pmIndividual (20 km)Men
03.12.201611:45 amSprint (7,5 km)Women
03.12.20162:45 pmSprint (10 km)Men
04.12.201611:15 amPursuit (10 km)Women
04.12.20161:30 pmPursuit (12,5 km)Men

 

Pokljuka: 09.12.2016 - 11.12.2016
DateBeginEventSex
09.12.201611:30 amSprint (10 km)Men
09.12.20162:15 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
10.12.201611:45 amPursuit (12,5 km)Men
10.12.20162:45 pmPursuit (10 km)Women
11.12.201611:15 amRelayMen
11.12.20162:30 pmRelayWomen

 

Nove Mesto: 15.12.2016 - 18.12.2016
DateBeginEventSex
15.12.20165:30 pmSprint (10 km)Men
16.12.20165:30 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
17.12.20163:00 pmPursuit (12,5km)Men
17.12.20165:30 pmPursuit (10 km)Women
18.12.201611:45 amMass startMen
18.12.20162:15 pmMass startWomen

 

Oberhof: 05.01.2017 - 08.01.2017
DateBeginEventSex
05.01.20172:15 pmSprint (10 km)Men
06.01.20172:15 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
07.01.201711:30 amPursuit (12,5 km)Men
07.01.20172:40 pmPursuit (10 km)Women
08.01.201712:30 pmMass startMen
08.01.20172:40 pmMass startWomen

 

Ruhpolding: 11.01.2017 - 15.01.2017
DateBeginEventSex
11.01.20172:30 pmRelayMen
12.01.20172:30 pmRelayWomen
13.01.20172:45 pmSprint (10 km)Men
14.01.20172:30 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
15.01.201711:30 amPursuit (12,5km)Men
15.01.20172:45 pmPursuit (10 km)Women

 

Antholz: 19.01.2017 - 22.01.2017
DateBeginEventSex
19.01.20172:15 pmIndividual (20 km)Men
20.01.20172:15 pmIndividual (15 km)Women
21.01.20171:30 pmMass startWomen
21.01.20173:15 pmRelayMen
22.01.201711:00 amMass startMen
22.01.20172:45 pmRelayWomen

 

WC in Hochfilzen: 08.02.2017 - 19.02.2017
DateBeginEventSex
08.02.20177:30 pmOpenig ceremony 
09.02.20172:45 pmRelayMixed
10.02.20172:45 pmSprintWomen
11.02.20172:45 pmSprintMen
12.02.201710:30 amPursuitWomen
12.02.20172:45 pmPursuitMen
15.02.20172:30 pmIndividualWomen
16.02.20172:30 pmIndividualMen
17.02.20172:45 pmRelayWomen
18.02.20172:45 pmRelayMen
19.02.201711:30 amMass startWomen
19.02.20172:45 pmMass startMen

 

Pyeongchang: 02.03.2017 - 05.03.2017
DateBeginEventSex
02.03.201712:15 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
03.03.201711:00 amSprint (10 km)Men
04.03.201710:45 amPursuit (10 km)Women
04.03.201712:30 pmPursuit (12,5 km)Men
05.03.20179:30 amRelayWomen
05.03.201711:45 amRelayMen

 

Oslo/Holmenkollen: 17.03.2017 - 19.03.2017
DateBeginEventSex
17.03.20172:00 pmSprint (7,5 km)Women
17.03.20174:30 pmSprint (10 km)Men
18.03.201712:45 pmPursuit (10 km)Women
18.03.20173:00 pmPursuit (12,5 km)Men
19.03.201701:00 pmMass startWomen
19.03.20174:30 pmMass startMen

 

World Cup Calendar for download

Download and print our PDF Biathlon World Cup calendar to ensure you don’t miss a single event in the 2016/2017 season.
 

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