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IBU World Cup Biathlon 2020/2021: Dates and Venues

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last update on Apr 29, 2021

Despite the corona epidemic, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) is optimistic about the winter and has published the World Cup calendar for the 2020/2021 season. We have taken a look at the venues and listed all biathlon dates with start times and disciplines.

>> Standings: Men and Women 2020/2021

>> Preview of the next biathlon season 2021/2022

The Venues

Over 70 races await the World Cup athletes in the 2020/2021 season, originally scheduled in eleven World Cup venues, but at the end of September the IBU decided to make a major change of plan. In order to minimize the travel activities of the biathlon troops, only two instead of four World Cup locations will be visited before Christmas.

The start will be at the end of November with the new opening event at Kontiolahti. The biathletes will stay there for the second World Cup weekend, which should have taken place in Östersund. In the connection it continues for two weeks to Hochfilzen. The side trip to Le Grand Bornand in France will be cancelled, as will the popular mixed event at the football stadium in Schalke.

After Christmas, three very popular World Cup venues – Oberhof, Ruhpolding and Antholz – would have been on the program in January. But even here there are changes, as the IBU announced in early October. The athletes will stay in Oberhof for two weeks and Ruhpolding will not be visited in order to reduce travel. The decision for Oberhof was also made at the request of the German federation to test some procedures for the 2023 Biathlon World Championships there. The World Cup races in Antholz, Italy, will then be held as planned.

In February 2021, the World Championships in Pokljuka is the big highlight of the season. After that, a side trip to Beijing for the test event of the 2022 Winter Olympics would have been planned. This event have been cancelled by the IBU in November, so the athletes will be guests in Nové Město for a two-week period in March at the end of the season. The World Cup final should have taken place in Oslo, but will be held in Östersund, Sweden, due to the entry ban to Norway.

>> Biathlon Teams and Athletes 2020/2021

World Cup 2020/2021 - Overview

DateVenueCountry
28 Nov – 29 Nov 2020
Details
KontiolahtiFinland

03 Dec – 06 Dec 2020
Details

Kontiolahti
Replaces Östersund
Finland
11 Dec – 13 Dec 2020
Details
HochfilzenAustria
17 Dec – 20 Dec 2020
Details
Hochfilzen
Replaces Grand Bornand
France
08 Jan – 10 Jan 2021
Details
OberhofGermany
13 Jan – 17 Jan 2021
Details
Oberhof 
Replaces Ruhpolding
Germany
21 Jan – 24 Jan 2021
Details
AntholzItaly
10 Feb – 21 Feb 2021
Results
Pokljuka
World Championships
Slovenia
04 Mar – 07 Mar 2021
Details
Nové Město
Replaces Beijing
Czech Republic
11 Mar – 14 Mar 2021
Details
Nové MěstoCzech Republic
19 Mar – 21 Mar 2021
Details

Östersund
Replaces Oslo

Sweden

(All dates are subject to change.)

Details Biathlon World Cup Kontiolahti

Kontiolahti (Finland): November 28 – December 06, 2020

DateTimeCompetition
28 Nov 202011:00Men: Individual 20 km
28 Nov 202014:20Women: Individual 15 km
29 Nov 202010:30Men: Sprint 10 km
29 Nov 202013:40Women: Sprint 7,5 km
03 Dec 202013:30Men: Sprint 10 km
03 Dec 202016:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
05 Dec 202013:20Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
05 Dec 202015:15Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
06 Dec 202012:45Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
06 Dec 202015:15

Women: Pursuit 10 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

Details Biathlon World Cup Hochfilzen

Hochfilzen (Austria): December 11 – December 20, 2020

DateTimeCompetition
11 Dec 202011:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
11 Dec 202014:20Men: Sprint 10 km
12 Dec 202011:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km 
12 Dec 202014:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
13 Dec 202011:45Women: Pursuit 10 km
13 Dec 202014:00Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
17 Dec 202014:15Men: Sprint 10 km
18 Dec 202014:15Women: Sprint 7,5 km
19 Dec 202013:00Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
19 Dec 202015:00Women: Pursuit 10 km
20 Dec 202012:00Men: Mass Start 15 km
20 Dec 202014:25Women: Mass Start 12,5 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

Details Biathlon World Cup Oberhof

Oberhof (Germany): January 08 – January 17, 2021

DateTimeCompetition
08 Jan 202111:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
08 Jan 202114:15Men: Sprint 10 km
09 Jan 202112:45Women: Pursuit 10 km
09 Jan 202114:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
10 Jan 202111:30Mixed Relay
10 Jan 202114:40Single Mixed Relay
13 Jan 202114:30Men: Sprint 10 km
14 Jan 202114:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
15 Jan 202114:30Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
16 Jan 202114:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
17 Jan 202112:30Men: Mass Start 15 km
17 Jan 202115:00Women: Mass Start 12,5 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

Details Biathlon World Cup Antholz

Antholz (Italy): January 21 – January 24, 2021

DateTimeCompetition
21 Jan 202114:15Women: Individual 15 km
22 Jan 202113:15Men: Individual 20 km
23 Jan 202113:10Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
23 Jan 202115:05Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
24 Jan 202112:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
24 Jan 202115:05Men: Mass Start 15 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

Details Biathlon World Championships Pokljuka

Pokljuka (Slovenia): February 10 – February 21, 2021

DateTimeCompetition
10 Feb 202115:00Mixed Relay
12 Feb 202114:30Men: Sprint 10 km
13 Feb 202114:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
14 Feb 202113:15Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
14 Feb 202115:30Women: Pursuit 10 km
16 Feb 202112:05Women: Individual 15 km
17 Feb 202114:30Men: Individual 20 km
18 Feb 202115:15Single Mixed Relay
20 Feb 202111:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
20 Feb 202115:00Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
21 Feb 202112:30Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
21 Feb 202115:15Men: Mass Start 15 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

>> World Championships in Pokljuka: Schedule, Start Lists and Results

Details Biathlon World Cup Nove Mesto

Nové Město (Czech Republic): March 04 – March 14, 2021

DateTimeCompetition
04 Mar 202116:05Women: Relay 4 x 6 km 
05 Mar 202115:20Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
06 Mar 202111:00Women: Sprint 7,5 km
06 Mar 202115:40Men: Sprint 10 km
07 Mar 202112:00Women: Pursuit 10 km
07 Mar 202116:00

Men: Pursuit 12,5 km

11 Mar 202117:30Men: Sprint 10 km
12 Mar 202117:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
13 Mar 202114:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
13 Mar 202117:30Women: Pursuit 10 km
14 Mar 202110:25Mixed Relay
14 Mar 202113:45Single Mixed Relay

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

Details Biathlon World Cup Östersund

Östersund (Sweden): March 19 – March 21, 2021

DateTimeCompetition
19 Mar 202112:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
19 Mar 202115:30Men: Sprint 10 km
20 Mar 202112:15Women: Pursuit 10 km
20 Mar 202115:15Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
21 Mar 202115:30Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
21 Mar 202117:15Men: Mass Start 15 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET)

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