Biathlon

As a sport that has its roots in the army, Biathlon has become a very exciting and popular discipline for university students. Biathlon was included in the sports programme for the first time during the 1983 FISU Winter Universiade that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The biathlon competition has already been held 14 times at the Winter Universiade from 1983 to 2017, with the exception of 1985, 1987, 1991 and 1995.

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2017

29 January - 8 February 2017

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2023

 Lake Placid (USA)

2021

 Lucerne (SUI) 21-31 January

2019

 Krasnoyarsk (RUS), 2-12 March

2017

Almaty (KAZ), 29 Jan. - 8 Feb.

2015

 Granada (ESP), 4-14 February

2015

 Strbske Pleso / Osrblie (SVK) 24 Jan. - 1 Feb.

Biathlon

FISU Technical Delegate

Ondrej RYBAR (CZE)

 

 

International Federation



International Biathlon Union

 


Biathlon Competitions

The programme of competitions has been updated for the previous Winter Universiades to arouse more interest among spectators and for TV broadcasting, and FISU has always endeavoured to keep developing the biathlon competition with IBU.

Today’s biathlon competitions are organised for men and women as follows:

 

Men

Women

Individual 20 km

Individual 15 km

Sprint 10 km

Sprint 7,5 km

Pursuit 12,5 km

Pursuit 10 km

Mass Start 15 km

Mass Start 12,5 km

Single Mixed Relay: 6 km W + 7,5 km M

 

At the 2009 Winter Universiade in Harbin, the competition included Mixed Relay for the first time. This gave countries with fewer competitors more opportunities to participate.
The competitions are always supervised by the FISU Technical Chair and the IBU Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. All tracks must follow the requirements of IBU and get an IBU license.

 

The History of Biathlon in FISU

As a sport that has its roots in the army, biathlon has become a very exiting sport for university students. In February 1983, the FISU Winter Universiade was staged in Sofia, Bulgaria. The global character of the games was reflected in the number of disciplines on the programme and the biathlon competition was included in the sports programme for the first time. Seven countries and 34 male athletes competed. The Soviets sailed through the competition and won the first three places. Until today’s competitions Soviet students and students form Eastern European countries have kept showing their international class. Many Olympians have participated in Winter Universiades such as: Olga Zaytseva (RUS), an Olympic Champion in Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010; Tomasz Sikora (POL), ranked 2nd  at the 2006 OWG in Torino; Olga Nazarova, ranked 6th and 7th at the 2006 OWG in Torino; and many others, who achieved excellent results in World Championships and World Cup competitions. The biathlon competition has already been held 14 times at the Winter Universiade from 1983 to 2017, with the exception of 1985, 1987, 1991 and 1995.

 

 

 Men's 20km Individual at Almaty 2017 Winter Universiade

 

 

Women's 15km Individual at Almaty 2017 Winter Universiade

 

 

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