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IBU World Cup Biathlon 2020/2021: Schedule, Dates and Venues

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last update on Jan 14, 2021

The schedule is set: 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 directly afterwards we have listed all biathlon dates with start times and disciplines clearly arranged. Download and print the PDF or import the iCal to your calendar, so you'll never miss a race!

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The Venues

In January the biathletes will be guests in Oberhof for two weeks.
© WSRO Skisport GmbH In January the biathletes will be guests in Oberhof for two weeks.

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, before heading to Oslo for the World Cup final.

>> Biathlon Teams and Athletes 2020/2021

World Cup 2020/2021: All dates and venues

28 Nov – 29 Nov 2020

03 Dec – 06 Dec 2020

Replaces Östersund
11 Dec – 13 Dec 2020
17 Dec – 20 Dec 2020
Replaces Grand Bornand
08 Jan – 10 Jan 2021
13 Jan – 17 Jan 2021
Replaces Ruhpolding
21 Jan – 24 Jan 2021
10 Feb – 21 Feb 2021
World Championships
04 Mar – 07 Mar 2021
Nové Město
Replaces Beijing
Czech Republic
11 Mar – 14 Mar 2021
Nové MěstoCzech Republic
18 Mar – 21 Mar 2021



(All dates are subject to change.)

Download the schedule of the IBU World Cup Biathlon 2020/2021:

>> PDF: Schedule Biathlon Season 2020/2021

>> iCal: Schedule Biathlon Season 2020/2021

Details Biathlon World Cup Kontiolahti

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

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

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

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

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 202112:00Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
24 Jan 202114:45Men: Mass Start 15 km

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

Details Biathlon World Championships Pokljuka

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

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)

Details Biathlon World Cup Nove Mesto

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

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 Oslo

Oslo (Norway): March 18 – March 21, 2021

18 Mar 202115:30Women: 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 202113:00Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
21 Mar 202115:30Men: Mass Start 15 km

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

Schedule to go

Download the schedule of the IBU World Cup Biathlon 2020/2021:

>> PDF: Schedule Biathlon Season 2020/2021

>> iCal: Schedule Biathlon Season 2020/2021

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Marc-Antoine4 months ago
That would be super cool if you could create a google calendar file with all those events detailled ! So that we'll only have to save it and then receive notifications before those race will start ...
Snow-Online4 months ago

Hi Marc-Antoine. We already have an ical function on our German version of this calendar (just change the language via the country flag). The English ical will follow in the next days.

Snow-Online3 months ago

The iCal feature is now online. :)

~Brian Smith11 months ago
Why do the diathlon people not have a mass start for the 31 to 60 group. A B-group mass start
s. mantylaon Aug 15, 2019
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