World Cup Biathlon Returning to North America in 2019

The IBU announced today that the World Cup circuit will be returning to North America in 2019.

The 2018/2019 provisional schedule has been set out in a news release about an IBU Executive Board meeting here: http://www.biathlonworld.com/news/detail/press-release-ibu-executive-board-meeting

The schedule for 2018/2019 is as follows. World Cup 7 is scheduled for Canmore on February 4-10, with World Cup 8 following in Soldier Hollow from February 11-17:

SLO/Pokljuka 03-09.12.2018
AUT/Hochfilzen 10-16.12.2018
CZE/ Nove Mesto 17-23.12.2018*

GER/Oberhof 07-13.01.2019
GER/Ruhpolding 14-20.01.2019
ITA/Antholz 21-27.01.2019

CAN/Canmore 04-10.02.2019
USA/Soldier Hollow 11-17.02.2019
WCH Östersund/SWE 07-17.03.2019
NOR/Oslo 18-24.03.2019

One issue that will again be a talking point for bringing the World Cup to North America is that these events precede the World Championships is Ostersund. Will the best biathletes come across the pond for these two World Cups, or will they stay in Europe and train for the World Champs? Only time will tell…

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