Biathlon World Championships 2021

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Biathlon World Championships 2021
Host cityPokljuka
CountrySlovenia
Opening ceremony11 February 2021
Closing ceremony21 February 2021
Main venueTBD
Antholz-Anterselva 2020 Oberhof 2023  >

The Biathlon World Championships 2021 are scheduled to take place in Pokljuka, Slovenia, from February 11 to 21, 2021.

Host selection[edit]

On 4 September 2016, Tyumen won the voting (25 votes) during the 12th IBU Congress in Chisinau in Moldova over Pokljuka in Slovenia (13 votes) and Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic (11 votes). Also Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, withdrew their bid for 2021 championships before the vote took place due to winning of an election for the host of the 2020 event.[1]

Just before the Biathlon World Championships 2017 in Hochfilzen, Austria, IBU forced Russia to give back rights due to the doping scandal, for revote process after 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korean Republic.[2]

On 9 September 2018, during the IBU Congress, Pokljuka was named the 2021 event host city without alternative with 49–1 votes.[3]

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