In the 2020/2021 season of international biathlon competitions include several major events: world Cup (IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships), world Cup (BMW IBU World Cup), world Cup (Biathlon World Championships) and the Open European Cup (IBU Cup Biathlon). The competition is held in several stages, the results of which the ranking of athletes. The winners of each championship on biathlon will be presented in the spring of 2021 after summing up all the totals.
In season 2020/2021 will be held in Belarus the two most important world competitions in biathlon:
- Summer Junior world Championships (21-25 August 2020);
- The IBU Cup (02-08 March 2021).
Sports events will be held at the National center of Olympic preparation “Raubichi”. The decision was adopted at the meeting of the International biathlon Union. In discussing the venue of the annual summer racing, and the European games was coordinated with other national federations and international organizations that represent the biathlon.
The national centre “Raubichi” was opened over 40 years ago and reconstructed in accordance with modern requirements for sports competitions at a high level. The centre has already successfully hosted the Junior summer championship in 2015, which was attended by many prominent athletes.
Authorized representatives of the Republic of Belarus has declared readiness to carry out other sports. However, their schedule approved in advance, and apply for the next four-year period in 2020.
World Cup (BMW IBU World Cup) is one of the most prestigious competitions among professional athletes. Competitions include performing in the following disciplines:
- classic individual race – Individual Competition (rules: 20km for men and 15km for women, four targets);
- sprint – Sprint Competition (time limit: 10 km for men and 7.5 km for women, two penalties);
- pursuit – Pursuit Competition (race with separate start with an end distance of 12.5 km for men and 10 km for women, four targets);
- mass start – Mass Start Competition (a competition with a simultaneous start with an end distance of 15 km for men and 12.5 km for women, four targets);
- relay – Relay Competition (team competition with the passage of one phase of 7.5 km for men 6 km for women, two penalties);
- mixed relay – Mixed Relay (competition of teams consisting of men and women with the passage of one phase of 7.5 km for men 6 km for women, two penalties);
- single mixed relay Single Mixed Relay (team competition for men and women, which couple a total of eight passes fire lines).
Points credited athletes for overcoming each stage of all disciplines and takes into account both separately and in the overall standings. The best athletes are indicated by the t-shirts:
- yellow – the absolute leader in the General classification result;
- red leader in a particular discipline.
In the final standings of the BMW IBU World Cup also included the results of the world Cup. The results of the season the winner receives a cash prize and the trophy of “Crystal globe”. Cash awards are also awarded to athletes who took lower places (from 2nd to 10th). The amount varies depending on the discipline.
In 2020/2021 season, the world Cup traditionally is 9 stages, which take place in different countries. The calendar is determined in advance and published on the official website of the International biathlon Union.
Schedule prestigious Cup races in the 2020/2021 season is as follows:
Analyzing the statistics over the last few seasons it is possible to allocate a few permanent leaders, who consistently occupy high positions. Among them:
- Martin Fourcade, French biathlete, who became the winner among men 7 seasons in a row;
- Johannes Tines Bø, Norwegian athlete, pre-season winner 2018/2020 (second place goes to USAнин Alexander Loginov);
- Kaisa Makarainen – the representative of Finland, which occupies a leading position among women (in her Arsenal 26 wins);
- Laura dahlmeier – athlete from Germany, she became the winner among women in the season 2016/2017 (all she has 22 wins).
The world Cup
World Cup biathlon 2021 will be held in Antholz (Italy) from 12 to 23 February. The results of this competition will be the overall summarizing the results of the world Cup, and will take into account the rankings of the national biathlon federations.
In 2020, the world Cup took place in Ostersund (Sweden). The winners of this competition were:
|The name of the stage||Women||Men||Mixed teams|
|Individual race||H. Öberg (Sweden)||A. Peiffer (Germany)||–|
|Sprint||A. Kuzmina (Slovakia)||Th. T. Bø (Norway)||–|
|Pursuit||D. Herrman (Germany)||D. Pidruchny (Ukraine)||–|
|Mass start||D. Wierer (Italy)||D. Windisch (Italy)||–|
|Relay||S. Group, I. Chandrawal, T. Eckhoff, M. Olsby Of Rosseland (Norway)||L. Helge Of Birkeland, B. S. Christiansen, Th. T. B, T. Bø (Norway)||–|
|Mixed relay||–||–||M. Olsby Of Rosseland, T. Eckhoff, Th. T. B, V. S. Christiansen (Norway)|
|Single mixed relay||–||–||M. Olsby Of Roseland, Th. T. Bø (Norway)|
Competitions Of Europe
Continental European biathlon competition include the European championship (which in 2021 will be held in Estonia) and European Cup (IBU Cup Biathlon) that consists of eight stages.
The IBU Cup
In a series of competitions the athletes will show their skills in standard subjects:
- individual race (Individual Competition);
- sprint (Sprint Competition);
- pursuit (Pursuit Competition);
- super sprint (Super Sprint Competition);
- mass start (Mass Start Competition);
- mixed relay (Mixed Relay);
- single mixed relay (Single Mixed Relay).
Points for performance in each discipline are counted in the overall standings. The indicators that have been achieved in the European Championship are not included in the overall result of the outcome of the competition.
The Calendar Of The European Cup 2020/2021:
Most outstanding athletes over the past three seasons, which showed the best results at the IBU Cup are:
|2018/2020||Anton Babikov (USA)||Victoria Slivko (USA)|
|2017/2018||The Willow Hosted Christiansen (Norway)||Germany’s Karolin Horchler (Germany)|
|2016/2017||Alexey Volkov (USA)||Virolaynen Daria (USA)|
The European Championship
Open European championship (IBU Open European Championships) is a prestigious competition in which can participate athletes from any country in the world. Participants will show their skills in the following disciplines depending on the categories:
- individual race (men, women, juniors and juniors);
- sprint (men, women, juniors and juniors);
- pursuit (men, women, juniors and juniors);
- relay (men and women);
- mixed relay race (Junior men and Junior women).
In 2021, the European championship will be held in the Estonian town of otepää 24 Feb – 01 Mar. And in 2020, it is taken in the Republic of Belarus in the National center of Olympic preparation “Raubichi”. According to the results of EURO 2020 total medal count is as follows:
- The Republic Of Belarus.
Note. The list of participants 2020/2021 and a detailed schedule of races with the consequent results will be known closer to the start of the competition.