IBU Statement on World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto
Dear biathlon friends,
Please see below for the IBU statement concerning the decision of the Czech national security council to close the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto na Morave for spectators.
The IBU can confirm that the Czech authorities have decided that the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto na Morave will go ahead but that the event is closed for spectators. The IBU is in contact with the organisers and authorities to understand the details of this decision and to see if other stakeholders will be affected or further measures have to be taken.
The IBU has always said that it will follow any regulations and demands made by national authorities regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. Thus, the IBU and the Czech Organising Committee will fully implement this decision. We regret that this year’s event will not be followed by the 100,000 spectators in the stands which make this a unique experience for our athletes. The IBU is currently liaising with the hosts to be able to inform fans about ticketing refunds and cancellation options in due course.