Finland to host biathlon World Cup 8, not Russia

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Moscow: Finland’s Kontiolahti city has been selected to host BMW World Cup 8 instead of Russia’s Tyumen, the International Biathlon Union said.

In December, the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) announced its decision to refrain from hosting the 2017 World Cup in Tyumen and the 2017 Youth Championship in Ostrov to ensure that the tournaments are not held “amidst suspicions and speculations” stirred by the final edition of the report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission, reports Efe.

“Following the recent decision by the IBU Executive Board to move BMW IBU World Cup 8, the IBU selected a new venue to host the event. BMW IBU World Cup 8 will be held in Kontiolahti, Finland, March 6-12,” IBU said.

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