Once again we have the honor and pleasure to welcome world’s best biathletes to Kontiolahti and Joensuu region. BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 7 will take place in March 6.-11. 2018.

The official invitation has been sent to the NFs on 8th of December. In case the invitation didn’t reach your NF or you’ve lost the email please contact

Due to maintenance work the use of shooting range in Kontiolahti Biathlon Stadium is limited during 28.2.–6.3.2018.

Please see the details below.

28.2.-5.3.2018 the whole shooting range is closed daily from 7 am untill 4 pm (skiing only). Training time (possibility to shoot) starts at 4 pm and lasts until 8 pm. Lanes 1–15 are closed all
the time 28.2.-5.3.2018!

Lanes that can be used 28.2.-4.3.2018 from 4 pm until 8 pm:
– Wed 28.2.– Thu 1.3.2018 possible to use lanes 16–30
– Fri 2.3.– Sun 4.3.2018 possible to use lanes 25–30
– starting (and including) on Mon 5.3.2018 the whole shooting range is closed outside wc programme

During whole time it is possible to train also in Pärnävaara Biathlon Stadium / Pärnävaara Sport Center, located only 10 km from Joensuu. Route on Google maps.
In Pärnävaara there are Kurvinen targets (manual). Proper artifical light is available only for 6 shooting lanes which should be considered when planning the trainings. More info regarding
training in Pärnävaara Stadium is offered for those interested, please contact OC office (

For start lists and results please visit IBU datacenter


Welcome to Kontiolahti!


Programme for BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 7

Timetable is provisional.

Thursday 8.3.2018:
LCT 18:45  Sprint Men 10 km

Friday 9.3.2018:
LCT 18:45 Sprint Women 7,5 km

Saturday 10.3.2018:
LCT 14:40 Single Mixed Relay
LCT 17:45 Mixed Relay

Sunday 11.3.2018:
LCT 14:30 Mass Start Men 15 km
LCT 17:10 Pursuit Women 12,5 km

LCT = Local Time