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“OTP Cuts Biathlon Canada’s Base Funding to Zero”

Jason Albert at fasterskier.com reports on Biathlon Canada’s funding from Own the Podium was cut to zero in an Olympic year: http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/otp-cuts-biathlon-canadas-base-funding-zero/

The article goes into some depth about the financial struggles Biathlon Canada has faced.

Biathlon Canada had received OTP base funding between $250,000 and $435,000 over the past three years, but will receive $0 base funding for this year.

OTP bases its funding recommendations on what it considers to be the “podium potential” of athletes or teams. Heading into the 2018 Olympics it appears that they have little confidence in Canadian medal potential.

2016 North American Summer Biathlon Championships Results

The 2016 North American Summer Biathlon Championships were held last weekend in Jericho, Vermont.

The event featured a Sprint competition on the Saturday, and a Pursuit competition on the Sunday (except for Open Men and Women who did a Mass Start).

The results of the event are on the Ethan Allan Biathlon Club website here:

Sprint results
Pursuit results
Mass Start results

For more about the event fasterskier.com has an article about it here: http://blogs.fasterskier.com/biathlon/2016/08/16/dunklee-bailey-and-burke-shine-at-rollerski-biathlon-in-jericho/