Biathlon

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has moved to suspend all direct financial payments to the International Biathlon Union (IBU) until a series of demands are met concerning reform of the body amid its administration crisis.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has announced that a contest will be held to determine its next leader after two candidates came forward by a deadline set by the governing body.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has said it will form an Ethics Commission to monitor good governance in the federation as it continues to tackle the crisis at the heart of the administration of the sport.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has announced plans for a restructuring of its administration and has engaged with the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) amid the crisis at the heart of the governance of the sport.

Grigory Rodchenkov, the key whistleblower behind the uncovering of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scheme, has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit against him from three Russian biathletes that is backed by Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian owner of NBA basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

Anders Besseberg has said he will stand down as president of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) after confirming that an investigation into the world governing body is focused on “doping issues”.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has today (Wednesday) confirmed that the Austrian Federal Criminal Police conducted a raid on its headquarters in Salzburg yesterday, with secretary general Nicole Resch requesting a leave of absence amid an investigation into herself and president Anders Besseberg.

The US biathlon team has opted to boycott the upcoming World Cup Final in Tyumen, labelling the decision to not strip the Russian city of the event as “completely unacceptable” amid ongoing investigations into the country’s doping scandal.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has opted to maintain hosting rights awarded to Russia for events staged this year.

Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin has today (Thursday) been named as the sole athlete that tested positive for banned substances at the 2010 winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, following re-analysis of samples taken during the sporting spectacle.

The Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) has said it will fight against the decision to strip hosting rights to the 2021 World Championship from Tyumen as fresh doping controversy hit the sport today (Thursday) to overshadow the start of the 2017 edition in Hochfilzen, Austria.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has today (Wednesday) elected to strip its 2021 World Championships from the Russian city of Tyumen, the culmination of a number of decisions regarding events due to be held in the country.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has opened a formal investigation into the Russian Biathlon Union after dropping proceedings against 22 of 29 athletes who were placed under investigation last month following the publication of the McLaren report into doping.

The German Ski Association (DSV) and the winter sports resort of Oberhof are to join forces in a bid for the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) 2023 World Championship.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has reassigned its 2016-17 World Cup round that was due to be staged in Russia to Kontiolahti, Finland.

The International Biathlon Union has announced that Osrblie in Slovakia will stage its 2017 Youth and Junior World Championships after the Russian city of Ostrov last month withdrew its hosting rights for the event.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has said it will strip hosting rights for its 2021 World Championships from the Russian city of Tyumen should further revelations emerge from the doping scandal surrounding sport in the country.

The International Biathlon Union has awarded hosting rights for the 2020 and 2021 editions of its World Championships to Antholz in Italy and the Russian city of Tyumen respectively.

Oberhof in Germany has withdrawn its bid to host the International Biathlon Union’s World Championships in 2021, but remains one of four resorts seeking to stage the event in 2020.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has continued its drive to promote mixed gender events by adding a new discipline to its World Championships.