Antholz and Tyumen to host biathlon worlds in 2020 and 2021

The Italian resort of Antholz was awarded the biathlon world championships for the sixth time on Sunday when the congress of the governing body IBU voted to award it the 2020 event.

Antholz won with a convincing 30 votes from 50 participating nations at the meeting in Chisinau, easily beating Oberhof in Germany and Pokljuka in Slovenia.

Previous world championships have been held in Antholz, in various guises, in 1975, 1976, 1983, 1995 and 2007.

Tyumen in Russia will hold the event for the first time after winning the vote for the 2021 edition. Pokljuka lost out again, as did Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.

The 2016 edition was held in Oslo while 2017 is scheduled for Hochfilzen, Austria.

Last update: Sun, 04/09/2016 - 14:04

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