Biathlon World Championships 2017

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The 49th Biathlon World Championships is scheduled to be held in Hochfilzen, Austria in 2017.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Oslo and Hochfilzen Selected as World Championship Host". September 2, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • IBU (English)