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World Cup 4 will not be in Oberhof due to Lack of Snow

The IBU confirmed today in a news release that IBU World Cup 4, which was scheduled to be held in Oberhof, Germany from January 7-10, will not be held there due to a lack of snow:

According to the news release, all options for a relocation of the event are considered. The news release does not rule out the possibility of cancelling the event, but hopefully they will find another host.

A likely scenario would be to move World Cup 4 to Ruhpolding, which is the host of World Cup 5. Assuming they have snow, they may be in the best position to host an event on such short notice.

Volunteer Registration for Canmore World Cup Now Available

Canmore is hosting theĀ 2016 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon on Feb 1-7, 2016, the first time a World Cup has been in Canada since 2009.

The organizing committee has set up an online volunteer registration form using Google Documents, which can be accessed here:

For more information about the World Cup and about volunteering, visit