MAY 2019



IBU Held Ground - Breaking Gender Equality Seminar in Warsaw

The IBU held its first ever Gender Equality in Sports Leadership Seminar in Warsaw, Poland, this weekend. The Seminar focused on achieving a higher level of gender equality. Over 40 participants from 34 countries participated in the three-day Seminar, which combined presentations from expert speakers with interactive discussions. . . . more


IBU Executive Board Proposed Establishment of Independent Biathlon Integrity Unit 

In order to strengthen its efforts to protect the integrity of biathlon and to implement the highest standards in good governance, transparency and anti-doping rules, the IBU Executive Board decided that a new, operationally independent Biathlon Integrity Unit should be set-up. The Biathlon Integrity Unit will centrally manage all integrity-related matters concerning biathlon, including anti-doping. . . . more


IBU TC Meeting Saalfelden, Austria

The IBU Technical Committee and IBU Sports Department met on 10 and 11 May 2019 in Saalfelden, Austria, to discuss the developments of the 2018/2019 season as well as to plan for the new season. An important part of the discussions was dedicated to the review of the existing rules with TC proposals to be further discussed with the IBU Executive Board.


Laura Dahlmeier Retired

Laura Dahlmeier of Germany, the most decorated female biathlete of her generation, decided to call it a career before the start of the 2019/2020 season. Dahlmeier has won multiple gold medals at the IBU World Championships and Olympic Winter Games as well as BMW IBU World Cup Total Score title but had to overcome many setbacks in the course of her relative short but outstanding career. . . . more


Biathlon Made Me

JSetbacks and struggles are part of everyone's life. Athletes are no different, but through biathlon they could fight past those and become better persons. For this, we collected some of their stories. We want to thank, in order of appearance, for opening up with us: Dominik Windisch, Marketa Davidova, Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht, Klemen Bauer, Andrejs Rastorgujevs, Quentin Fillon Maillet, Lisa Theresa Hauser, Valj Semerenko, Clare Egan, Franziska Hildebrand, Christian Gow, Iryna Kryuko, Selina, Elisa and Aita Gasparin, Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen and Kaisa Makarainen. Made by IBU TV. . . .



IBU President appointed on IOC Sustainability Commission

IBU President Olle Dahlin was appointed onto the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission in May reflecting IBU’s growing reputation in the Olympic Movement.

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IBU President Olle Dahlin and IBU Executive Board Member Max Cobb at SportAccord

IBU President Olle Dahlin and IBU Executive Board Member Max Cobb attended the world sport and business summit SportAccord that took place in Gold Coast, Australia between 5 May 2019 and 10 May 2019. They met with many important stakeholders from the Olympic Movement - including IOC President Thomas Bach - and attended an AIOWF Meeting.


Giro d’Italia Stopped in Antholz - Anterselva, Italy

With its glorious backdrop Italian Antholz - Anterselva is one of most beloved stops on each year’s BMW IBU World Cup. This year another sports highlight stopped at the biggest biathlon stadium in Italy: the 181 km long 17th stage of the Giro D'Italia took the riders to the finish line of the biathlon competitions in Antholz. This included the final 5.5 km with a gradient of 7% to the Südtirol-Arena, which will host the next year’s IBU World Championships.



146th IBU Executive Board Meeting Frankfurt, Germany

IBU Executive Board will held its 146th Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on 6 June 2019 and 7 June 2019.


IBU Coach Seminar Copenhagen, Denmark

IBU Coach Seminar will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark between 13 June 2019 and 16 June 2019. Following topics and issues will be presented: How to enhance your Talent Development environment; Skiing Speed: IBU World Cup vs IBU Cup; Shooting parameters; Pre-participation screening; Regeneration in sports; Why the high level endurance athletes perform more than 80% of the training at the intensity below the first lactate threshold?; How to have a successful career in sport and life beyond?; Rifle Care; AD Information, IBU Rules Update.


IBU Supplying Partners’ Meeting Ried, Austria

The IBU will hold its annual Suppliers’ Meeting on 26 June 2019 and 27 June 2019 in Ried, Austria.

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