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

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last update on May 27, 2020

The schedule is set: Despite the corona epidemic, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) is optimistic about the next 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, so you'll never miss a race! 

>> Biathlon Teams and Athletes 2020/2021

The Venues

Once again, the biathletes will come to Ruhpolding in mid-January.
© Ruhpolding Tourismus GmbH Once again, the biathletes will come to Ruhpolding in mid-January.

Over 70 races await the World Cup athletes in the 2020/2021 season - almost all of them in Europe. They will start at the end of November with a new opening event in Kontiolahti, Finland. After that, Östersund, Hochfilzen and Le Grand Bornand are on the programme until Christmas. 

In January the three big visitor magnets are Oberhof, Ruhpolding and Antholz. Whether many thousands of visitors will be on site again every day is still completely unclear due to the Corona pandemic. An uncertainty that also worries the organisers of the Biathlon World Championships in Pokljuka. In February 2021, twelve races will be held there to compete for medals and World Cup points.

Directly after the last World Cup race, the biathletes will fly to the only World Cup stop outside Europe: the test of endurance for the 2022 Winter Olympics will take place near Beijing. The 2020/2021 season will conclude with the two March World Cups in Nové Město and Oslo. Norway will then also host the new discipline of super sprint for the first time.

World Cup 2020/2021: All dates and venues

28 Nov – 29 Nov 2020

03 Dec – 06 Dec 2020

11 Dec – 13 Dec 2020
17 Dec – 20 Dec 2020
Le Grand BornandFrance
07 Jan – 10 Jan 2021
13 Jan – 17 Jan 2021
21 Jan – 24 Jan 2021
10 Feb – 21 Feb 2021
World Championships
26 Feb – 01 Mar 2021
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

Details Biathlon World Cup Kontiolahti

Kontiolahti (Finland): November 28 – November 29, 2020

28.11.202011:00Men: Individual 20 km
28.11.202014:20Women: Individual 15 km
29.11.202010:30Men: Sprint 10 km
29.11.202013:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET

Details Biathlon World Cup Östersund

Östersund (Sweden): December 03 – December 06, 2020

03.12.202013:30Men: Sprint 10 km
03.12.202016:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
05.12.202013:20Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
05.12.202015:15Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
06.12.202012:45Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km

Women: Pursuit 10 km

(All information is subject to change. Time = CET

Details Biathlon World Cup Hochfilzen

Hochfilzen (Austria): December 11 – December 13, 2020

11.12.202011:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
11.12.202014:20Men: Sprint 10 km
12.12.202011:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km 
12.12.202014:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
13.12.202011:45Women: Pursuit 10 km
13.12.202014:00Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Le Grand Bornand

Annecy-Le Grand Bornand (France): December 17 – December 20, 2020

17.12.202014:15Men: Sprint 10 km
18.12.202014:15Women: Sprint 7,5 km
19.12.202013:00Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
19.12.202015:00Women: Pursuit 10 km
20.12.202012:00Men: Mass Start 15 km
20.12.202014:15Women: Mass Start 12,5 km

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Oberhof

Oberhof (Germany): January 07 – January 10, 2021

07.01.202114:15Women: Sprint 7,5 km
08.01.202114:15Men: Sprint 10 km
09.01.202112:45Women: Pursuit 10 km
09.01.202114:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
10.01.202111:30Mixed Relay
10.01.202114:40Single Mixed Relay

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Ruhpolding

Ruhpolding (Germany): January 13 – January 17, 2021

13.01.202114:30Men: Sprint 10 km
14.01.202114:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
15.01.202114:30Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
16.01.202114:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
17.01.202112:30Men: Mass Start 15 km
17.01.202115:00Women: 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

21.01.202114:15Women: Individual 15 km
22.01.202113:15Men: Individual 20 km
23.01.202113:10Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
23.01.202115:05Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
24.01.202012:00Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
24.01.202014:45Men: Mass Start 15 km

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

Details Biathlon World Championships Pokljuka

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

10.02.202115:00Mixed Relay
12.02.202114:30Men: Sprint 10 km
13.02.202114:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
14.02.202113:15Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
14.02.202115:30Women: Pursuit 10 km
16.02.202112:05Women: Individual 15 km
17.02.202114:30Men: Individual 20 km
18.02.202115:15Single Mixed Relay
20.02.202111:45Women: Relay 4 x 6 km
20.02.202115:00Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
21.02.202112:30Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
21.02.202115:15Men: Mass Start 15 km

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Beijing

Beijing (China): February 26 – March 01, 2021

26.02.202109:15Women: Relay 4 x 6 km 
27.02.202109:15Men: Relay 4 x 7,5 km
28.02.202106:35Women: Sprint 7,5 km
28.02.202109:30Men: Sprint 10 km
01.03.202109:15Women: Pursuit 10 km

Men: Pursuit 12,5 km

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Nove Mesto

Nové Město (Czech Republic): March 11 – March 14, 2021

11.03.202117:30Men: Sprint 10 km
12.03.202117:30Women: Sprint 7,5 km
13.03.202114:45Men: Pursuit 12,5 km
13.03.202117:15Women: Pursuit 10 km
14.03.202110:25Mixed Relay
14.03.202113:45Single Mixed Relay

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

Details Biathlon World Cup Oslo

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

18.03.202110:30Women: Super Sprint Qualification
18.03.202112:30Men: Super Sprint Qualification
18.03.202115:30Women: Super Sprint Final
18.03.202116:30Men: Super Sprint Final
20.03.202112:15Women: Sprint 7,5 km
20.03.202115:15Men: Sprint 10 km
21.03.202113:00Women: Mass Start 12,5 km
21.03.202115:30Men: 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

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Why do the diathlon people not have a mass start for the 31 to 60 group. A B-group mass start
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