Biathlon World Championships 2017
The 49th Biathlon World Championships is scheduled to be held in Hochfilzen, Austria in 2017. The second candidate city was Östersund, Sweden. Hochfilzen was selected as the host city on 2 September 2012 during the X IBU Congress in Merano, Italy. This will be fourth time when World Championships will be held in Hochfilzen; the city had previously hosted the event in 1978, 1998 and 2005.
There will be a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and mixed relay. All the events during this championships will also count for the Biathlon World Cup season.
- "Oslo and Hochfilzen Selected as World Championship Host". biathlonworld.com. September 2, 2012.
- IBU (English)