The 12th Regular IBU Congress was held last month in Chișinău, Moldova. The Key decisions are listed below:
Antholz holds the Aces for 2020
The 2020 World Championships will be held in Antholz / Anterselva ITA. Victory was assured in the first round of voting with 30 votes over Poklujka SLO (15) and Oberhof GER (4). The World Champs have previously been held in Antholz in 1975, 1983, 1995 and 2007.
Doping? What doping? Russia wins for 2021
Somewhat surprisingly given the WADA report into State-sponsored doping and against all perceived wisdom, and certainly not with the vote of GBR, the 2021 World Champion ships were awarded to Tyumen RUS. On the first ballot Tyumen just achieved a simple majority with 25 votes. Poklujka SLO had 13 and Nove Mesto Na Morave CZE 11. The presence of Miss Russia in the Tyumen presentation team clearly wooed some delegates, but was that all that wooed them?
Max Cobb USA voted in as Vice President for Sport
Chairman of the IBU Technical Committee since 2010 and CEO of US Biathlon Association Max Cobb, was voted in as Vice President for Sport, ahead of fellow candidates, Dagmara Gerasimuk POL and Baiba Broka LAT. Max, who was also Biathlon Chief of Competition for Salt Lake City 2002 fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Italian Gottlieb Taschler. The full Executive Board is due for re-election at the 2018 Congress.
Poreč to host 2018 Congress
The Croatian Adriatic resort of Poreč will be the host venue for the IBU 13th Regular Congress in 2018. It was a very comfortable victor over Midway Utah USA and Oslo NOR.
IBU Rule Changes – effective 01 Nov 16 (also applicable to AWSA)
The main IBU Rule Changes, which also affect AWSA. are shown below, A number of changes for International race only, will be briefed to the GBR athletes separately.