In less than two mounths the final competitions of IBU Cup 2017/2018 will get started. The first race of IBU Cup Biathlon 8 is on the 14th of March and it is Super Sprint. Super Sprint is a brand new competiton for the official international biathlon calendar. It consists of two parts: the qualification and the final. In addition to Super Sprint the program of IBU Cup Biathlon 8 will include Sprint and Pursuit.
Everybody interested in biathlon can become a part of this sport celebration. To enter the stadium and the track, exept the North Stand, will be free for everyone. Tickets are required only for the North Stand. Their cost will be 100 rubles (~ 1,5 euro) for 1 day of competition. Start of sales will begin in February, the location of cash desks and their operating hours will be announced later.
The schedule of IBU Cup Biathlon 8 races (local time, GMT+5):
14 MAR 2018
11:00 Women Super Sprint Qualification
13:00 Men Super Sprint Qualification
17:45 Women Super Sprint Final
19:15 Men Super Sprint Final
16 MAR 2018
11:00 Women 7.5 km Sprint Competition
14:00 Men 10 km Sprint Competition
17 MAR 2018
11:00 Women 10 km Pursuit Competition
13:30 Men 12.5 km Pursuit Competition
This isn’t the first time for Khanty-Mansiysk to host international biathlon competitions. The capital of Ugra had two World Championships (2003 and 2011) and ten World Cup legs behind. However, the city has never hosted IBU Cup before.