The IBU Cup Biathlon (International Biathlon Union www.biathlonworld.com ) tour is returning to Canmore, Alberta for the final events of the season from February 22 – March 4 2023.

There are several training days as well as racing on Feb. 23,25, & 26 and March 1, 2 & 4 . All races will be streamed live as well. Details on race timing can be found here: https://www.biathlonresults.com/ simply select IBU Cup/OECH and scroll down to find the Canmore events.

There is plenty of room for spectators so bring your flags and bells to cheer on the biathletes, especially our Latvian competitors! Biathlon is the most popular winter sport on television in Europe as there is lots of action.

For anyone who would like to volunteer during the event, the link is here: http://canmorebiathlon.ca/volunteers/ Training will be provided. Calgary social club members have helped in the past by greeting teams at the airport (usually their first stop in Canada). It is special to be greeted by a fellow countryman who speaks their language (although most speak English) after a long journey.

For those who like to plan far in advance, in March 2024 the final World Cup of the season will be held in Canmore from March 11 – 17th. The Crystal Globes will be awarded here.

There is plenty to do in Canmore, so make a day or weekend of it and surprise the Latvian biathletes with the number of “hometown” flags along the trails!

Send any questions to info@canmorebiathlon.ca

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