Daily bilingual E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon Kontiolahti event news been published for the very first time. The 4-page infosheet tells the most essential things and happenings during the World Cup days this week. It will be distributed widely at the stadium and also at few hotels in town. In case for some reason you

Kaisa Mäkäräinen starts her home Cup race with an advantage, for she took the overall World Cup lead last week. “The results of last week-end won’t be of much help tomorrow. I have yet another new race ahead and start from zero. Of course, it has a positive effect on my mood and self-confidence, but

According to Ville Haapala, the Chief of Competition at the E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon in Kontiolahti, the games’ ticket sales have accelerated in the past few days. – We expect 20 000 spectators to arrive to Kontiolahti, said Haapala. A great deal of the tickets has been sold to countries outside Finland, and according to

Kaisa Mäkäräinen starts her home Cup race with an advantage, for she took the overall World Cup lead last week. “The results of last week-end won’t be of much help tomorrow. I have yet another new race ahead and start from zero. Of course, it has a positive effect on my mood and self-confidence, but

According to Ville Haapala, the Chief of Competition at the E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon in Kontiolahti, the games’ ticket sales have accelerated in the past few days. – We expect 20 000 spectators to arrive to Kontiolahti, said Haapala. A great deal of the tickets has been sold to countries outside Finland, and according

E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon Kontiolahti newspaper has been published also in bilingual (English and Russian) version. You can read it also online: biathlon_rus_eng_2014_web

There were many pleasantly surprised athletes in unofficial training which were held in sunny weather at Kontiolahti Biathlon Stadium. – I like the courses here, they are nice. Normally there is much colder weather here, so I am surprised! It has never been this warm here, says Arnd Pfeiffer (GER). His sights are set for

247 athletes from 29 countries have signed up for E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon in Kontiolahti. There will be altogether 126 men and 121 women, who include all Olympic medalists, such as three-time gold medalist Darya Domracheva. Finland has four spots in women’s races and three in men’s. Three individual World Cup races will be

U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jonne Kähkönen has been a regular visitor in Kontiolahti for over twenty years. As his first race memory, Kähkönen mentions the 1992-3 biathlon and cross-country race event of the Eastern Army Zone, with accommodation in the Kontiolahti garrison. “I remember best the extremely cold weather – the very common subzero

The city of Joensuu has an essential role in creating the right atmosphere for the games. Excitement caused by biathlon will take over the city centre, too, during the games. The ‘Cuptori’, a marketplace in Joensuu centre will have programme every day from Thursday until Sunday. There will also be free bus rides available from

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