Biathlon European Championships

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Biathlon European Championships
Statusactive
Genresports competition
Date(s)January–February
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1994 (1994)
Organised byIBU

The Biathlon European Championships are the top-european competitions in biathlon. The first edition was held in 1994, with sprint, pursuit, individual and relay. The number of events has grown significantly over the years.

Participation of non-European competitors[edit]

Even though the event is called European Championships, the event is not restricted to European athletes only. The full name of the competition is Open Biathlon European Championships, meaning that biathletes from non-European countries are eligible to participate and their results being recognised. There are three instances in which non-European competitors have won medals. Lowell Bailey from the United States became the first non-European to win a medal by winning bronze in the Junior Sprint event in 2001, followed by another bronze in the Junior Pursuit. Audrey Vaillancourt of Canada became the first non-European athlete to win gold in the competition, winning the Women's 15 km individual in 2014.

Editions[edit]

Number Year Host city Events
1 1994 Finland Kontiolahti
2 1995 France Le Grand-Bornand
3 1996 Italy Ridnaun
4 1997 Austria Windischgarsten
5 1998 Belarus Minsk
6 1999 Russia Izhevsk
7 2000 Poland Zakopane
8 2001 France Maurienne
9 2002 Finland Kontiolahti
10 2003 Italy Forni Avoltri
11 2004 Belarus Minsk
12 2005 Russia Novosibirsk 16
13 2006 Germany Langdorf 16
14 2007 Bulgaria Bansko 16
15 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město na Moravě 16
16 2009 Russia Ufa 16
17 2010 Estonia Otepää 15
18 2011 Italy Ridnaun 15
19 2012 Slovakia Osrblie 15
20 2013 Bulgaria Bansko 14
21 2014 Czech Republic Nové Město na Moravě 15
22 2015 Estonia Otepää 15
23 2016 Russia Tyumen 8
24 2017 Poland Duszniki-Zdrój 8
25 2018 Italy Ridnaun 8
26 2019 Belarus Raubichi 8
27 2020 Belarus Raubichi[1] 8
28 2021 Poland Duszniki-Zdrój
29 2022 Germany Großer Arber

Medals table[edit]

Updated after 2020 Championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia584344145
2 Germany393135105
3 Ukraine27292076
4 Belarus19172460
5 Norway12212154
6 Poland11111032
7 France871126
8 Bulgaria671124
9 Latvia54918
10 Sweden53210
11 Slovakia47213
12 Austria4127
13 Czech Republic313521
14 Slovenia1113
15 Canada1001
 Moldova1001
 Romania1001
18 Italy0336
19 Lithuania0202
 Spain0202
21 Finland0033
22 Japan0011
 United States0011
Totals (23 nations)205202205612

References[edit]

  1. ^ Originally scheduled in Otepää, Estonia