Going into the new season, the French team returns with another strong team that features a mix of established veteran and rising stars, all with Olympic medals in their trophy cases.
Last week, we asked you to vote for your favourite pictures of the past season. The IBU reached out to the many accredited photographers of the 2017/2018 winter and asked them to submit their best pictures in three categories: Emotions, Feature, Portrait -- and now the vote is in.
This new 2018-19 BMW IBU World Cup season marks the start of a new cycle, especially in Norway. The Norwegian men’s team remains strong, despite the retirement of two big stars, while the women’s team begins with a new coach leading the team with a strong veteran presence.
It is hard to believe that hours of endless training and hard work are coming to an end and less than two weeks separate us from the start of a new 2018-19 biathlon season! It is almost time for the athletes to show their efforts were not in vain; time
The Italian Team made some big changes coming into this new season including new coaches and a new training set-up. However one thing has not changed: the four athletes who have consistently driven the success of the Italian program in recent years. When one thinks of Italian biathlon, it is
Going into the new season, the team at the top of the heap once again is undoubtedly, as usual…Germany. Both the men’s and women’s teams return untouched by post-Olympic retirements with rosters led by Olympic medalists.
Over the course of the past few weeks, the IBU asked photographers accredited at IBU events during the past winter to submit their best shots in three categories: "Emotion", "Feature" and "Portrait". We received many fantastic images and would like to express our gratitude to all the photographers w...
Since jumping from the junior ranks to the World Cup scene four years ago, Lisa Theresa Hauser has become the face of the Austrian women’s team. She has been in two Olympic Winter Games, four IBU World Championships, finished 15th in the World Cup Total Score and been on the
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has published its competition calendars for the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 for the federation’s three biathlon series: the BMW IBU World Cup, the IBU Cup and the IBU Junior Cup. The calendar is compiled according to the principle that events are only awa...
The Slovenian team got a jump on some of their rivals, when they moved north from their home base at Pokljuka to Sjusjøen, Norway on October 25. In the days just before the trek north, the team’s ultimate cross-trainer Klemen Bauer was on the sunny Adriatic coast one day and
Mari (Laukkanen) Eder competes for Finland, but has lived in Austria for the past five years. This summer she married her long-time partner Benjamin Eder in late July, celebrated in Austria and Finland. Her heart and soul are in Austria, but deep down Finland is always calling. Now a new
On September 14, 2017, Dominik Landertinger had major back surgery; for the next 10 weeks, he could not train or even pick up his rifle to dry fire. Yet 5 months and one day later, he was on the podium in Pyeongchang with an Olympic 20K individual Bronze medal around
A spectacularly nice summer in Austria transformed into equally nice, warm and sunny October, making autumn seem more summer-like. That weather made the Instagram-perfect Ramsau plateau and village below the Dachstein glacier into a perfect setting for the fall training camps that are a tradition fo...
From the time she was a small child; 23-year old Anastasiya Merkushyna knew exactly what to dedicate her life to. She grew in a sports family, where her mother Irina was a professional biathlete and her father Oleh Merkushyn a coach; so no surprise that Anastasiya followed her parents’ footsteps.