Bidding Committees for 2016, 2017 IBU WCH Announced
|04.06.2012, Salzburg / IBU|
|Oslo, Östersund, Hochfilzen are Candidates|
|Three organizers made bids to host the IBU World Championships in 2016 and 2017, with the selections to be made the IBU Congress, this coming September in Merano, Italy,. Oslo-Holmenkollen, Norway, is the sole applicant for the WCH 2016 while Östersund,
Sweden and Hochfilzen, Austria both would like to host the best biathletes at the 2017 World Championships.|
All three organizers are regulars on the IBU World Cup tour and have previously hosted World Championships Biathlon. Östersund was the most recent host, in 2008, while Hochfilzen hosted the Championships in 2005 and Oslo hosted their last World Championships Biathlon in 2000.
Bids to Host 2014 IBU Congress
Three IBU Member Federations bid to host the 2014 IBU Congress. The candidates are Gagnwondo Jungseongun, Korea; Kiev, Ukraine, and Minsk in Belarus. In addition, the Congress will elect two new members to the IBU Technical Committee.
The elections for the World Championship hosts in 2016 and 2017 and the 2014 IBU Congress will be determined during the IBU Congress in Merano on September 2, 2012 in a secret ballot by the IBU member federations who hold the right to vote. During the IBU Congress, all bidding committees will have the opportunity to introduce their venues and their bids in detail.