Corona and no end. Further strict hygiene rules, not everywhere are how the biathlon fans hopes again. Then in February 2022 Olympia in Beijing, where the Germans do not know the routes at all. Nevertheless, the ski hunters look forward to the start of the season on Saturday in Swedish Öresund.
What does the World Cup winter of biathlete look like?
After being deleted in the previous year Coronabeding for travel reduction stations in Sweden, France and Upholding as well as the Olympia test in Beijing, it runs this season with nine World Cup stations, including traditionally early January Oberon and Upholding, again normal. New is the Estonian Notepad. The highlight is the Olympic races in China from 5 to 19 February.
What is sporty for the German athletes in it?
After the resignation of Olympic champion And Gaffer, it becomes hard for men with podium places or victories especially for men. We have to bake smaller bread rolls, said the former world champion Erik Lesser. The ex-world champions Denise Herrmann and Franziska Press have the best opportunities for top outcomes and travel as a hopeful support in the women. The times with winning en masse are long ago — and probably will not come back so fast.
Who are the favorites?
Favorites are Tirol Emhoff again, the entire World Cup winner of the preseason, and Mate Olsen Roseland from Norway. In the men, their compatriot Johannes Thingies BO goes to the hunt for his fourth big crystal ball in series. Let's see if his teammate Stella Hold Language returns him such a big fight as last. The French are likely to mix again. The tip will be very close again this winter.
Are fans back after the ghost races of the preseason?
At the start of the season this Saturday in Swedish Öresund is calculated with 3000 spectators a day, at the weekend with up to 5000. Restrictions for fans such as 2G or 3G are not available in Sweden for outdoor events, as little as a viewer limitation; The Arena There is about 10,000 people. But the second World Cup in Hochfilzen has to take place without fans because of Lockdown in Austria. In France at the last races of this year, 3G — which includes the acceptance of antigen tests for viewers in the country. In January at the World Cups in Oberon and Upholding, 2G for the fans is valid, and the tickets must be personalized, which also applies to the currently valid 3G rule in Italian Atwood. Everything can change depending on the pandemic development.
What rules are there for the biathlete?
Hold the normal hygiene rules such as a distance, hands washing, etc. continue. At the winning science, as in the previous year, handshakes is not allowed, press conferences will be again only separate from the journalists. Masks do not have to be worn outside, they remain duty inside. The string results are back to normal mode back to two, instead of the first Corona season to four. One thing is clear: the teams or athletes are responsible for their behavior himself how good or bad they come through the season, said Ibu-SportDirector Felix Bitter ling.
How is the world association in front of the second corona winter?
The IBM goes off from a vaccination rate of 80 percent, possibly more. Vaccinated and geneses have a little more freedom as unpacked. The IBM has an online registration platform on which any association must deposit information on whether the athlete is vaccinated or unpaved and with which vaccine. The associated documents must be uploaded. If this is not the case, the one at the venue does not come to the stadium. There is also a scanning app of the IBM for the World Cups, where the respective status is more or less scanned every day. This concerns primarily the ones who need to be tested. If there is no current PCR test, the person concerned does not come in. The IBM does not have its own test laboratory due to the now possible vaccinations, but provides for the participants PCR test options in cooperation with the organizers.
Coming more expenses on the IBM?
According to the ghost races in the preseason, multi-expenses such as compensatory payments to the IBM event host and the mobile IBM PCR test laboratory amounted to nearly five million euros. Basically, the World Association set its support planning for the organizers by 2026. Due to the improved marketing and television contracts from 2022, a decent increase in support payments is provided for in the current planning. Should ghost races threaten, after the season, a subsequent subsidy for the organizers in question was decided, said IBM Sport Director Felix Bitter ling.
Where does Biathlon run on TV?
The transfers can see the fans in the main programs of ARD and IDF. There are also shipments as Livestream on the Internet on SportStudio.DE and Sportsman.DE. Eurosport also uses classic television and its digital platforms. The resigned Olympic champion And Gaffer is new as an expert at the ARD; He represents record world champion Magdalena Neuter and alternates with Kate Wilhelm. Sven Fischer and Laura Dahlia are used for IDF.
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