Exciting news for Biathlon fans in Canada! Biathlon Canada announced today that the IBU World Cup circuit will return to Canada in February of 2016.
This will be the first time that the World Cup circuit has been in Canada since the 2009 in Whistler. The Canmore event will be one of two stops in North America that year, the other being in Maine, US. In preparation for the 2016 World Cup, Canmore will also host an IBU Cup event in 2015.
One thing I found strange about this news release is how they used the term “test event” to describe the 2009 World Cup in Whistler. It is true that it was a test event for the Olympics, but it was also a genuine World Cup event. Why downplay the fact that it was a World Cup event. Anyways, that’s just something about the drafting of the release that I wondered about, coming from Whistler and all.