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Did they discover our biathlon thread? If so, we want more individual races @ibu  

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3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Besides, that's like Lance Armstrong saying he used doping when absolutely everyone in the world was already convinced about Armstrong using doping :lol: 

But for Russia, even that admission is a big one.

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Here is another one, I like the quote from Khovantsev: : "Between 2002 and 2014, you could count clean [Russian] biathletes on the fingers of one hand."

Ouch, that is pretty all encompassing.  Now is this surprising, no.    

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Not a surprise but Summer Biathlon World Championships is cancelled

 

IBU Congress rescheduled to 13-15 November 2020 in Prague.

Summer Biathlon World Championships in 2021 in Nove Mesto na Morave

 

World Championship bids:

2024: Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic
2025: Lenzerheide, Switzerland; Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus; Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

 

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13 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

Not a surprise but Summer Biathlon World Championships is cancelled

 

IBU Congress rescheduled to 13-15 November 2020 in Prague.

Summer Biathlon World Championships in 2021 in Nove Mesto na Morave

 

World Championship bids:

2024: Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic
2025: Lenzerheide, Switzerland; Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus; Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

 

 

Nove Mesto in 2025 would be stupid if they already get it in 2024 for which they're the only bid? Minsk is a little soulless, Lenzerheide is absolutely fantastic, so Lenzerheide please :wub: 

 

Far and away my favourite biathlon place in the world.

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6 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Nove Mesto in 2025 would be stupid if they already get it in 2024 for which they're the only bid? Minsk is a little soulless, Lenzerheide is absolutely fantastic, so Lenzerheide please :wub: 

 

Far and away my favourite biathlon place in the world.

I don’t know, Hotham is pretty state of the art :p

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7 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

I don’t know, Hotham is pretty state of the art :p

As far as Australian biathlon venues go, yeah :p But I haven't been there, so I can only really judge Obertilliach, Lenzerheide, Martell and Arber and although apart from Martell they're all excellent, Lenzerheide absolutely wins it :d 

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3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

As far as Australian biathlon venues go, yeah :p But I haven't been there, so I can only really judge Obertilliach, Lenzerheide, Martell and Arber and although apart from Martell they're all excellent, Lenzerheide absolutely wins it :d 

From the ones I’ve seen, I’ve only ever been to Soldier Hollow, I really like Almaty, Les Tuffes, and Antholz-Anterselva (at least based off venues I can remember vividly, and love of their trails). I like venues that are really unique, and standout. I like trails with natural scenery, difficult climbs/descents, and unique layouts/features.

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56 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

As far as Australian biathlon venues go, yeah :p But I haven't been there, so I can only really judge Obertilliach, Lenzerheide, Martell and Arber and although apart from Martell they're all excellent, Lenzerheide absolutely wins it :d 

 

There's one problem about Lenzerheide, alpine skiing is still more popular than biathlon in Switzerland ;)

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33 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

There's one problem about Lenzerheide, alpine skiing is still more popular than biathlon in Switzerland ;)

I wouldn’t exactly consider that a problem with the venue. It’s not like Biathlon is popular in the U.S., and Soldier Hollow is still a nice venue. Baku has a beautiful Aquatics Centre that often well filled for events, and Azerbaijan has zero Aquatics tradition.

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