Biathlon World Championships 2019 preview – When is the event happening and how to watch
Everything you need to know ahead of the 2019 Biathlon World Championships.
When is it on?
The Biathlon World Championships begin on Thursday March 7 and run until Sunday March 17.
Where is it?
The championships are being held in Ostersund in Sweden, it is the third time they have hosted the event after 1970 and 2008.
Is it on TV?
Are tickets still available?
What are the events?
The men and women each have the following events.
Sprint – 10km for men and 7.5km for women
Pursuit – 12.5km for men and 10km for women
Individual – 20km for men and 15km for women
Relay – 4x7.5km for men and 4x6km for women
Mass Start – 15km for men and 12.5km for women
There are also two mixed events – a 2x6km + 2x7.5km relay and a 6km + 7.5km single relay
Who should I be looking out for?
Johannes Thingnes Boe has been the dominant force in the men’s side of the draw and he will be looking to build on his performance at Hochfilzen two years ago when he won two silver medals.
11-time World Championships gold medallist Martin Fourcade is also back in the equation after taking a large chunk of the season out with injury. The Frenchman will be looking to get one over on his young rival on the biggest stage.
In the women’s competition the hero of Hochfilzen Laura Dahlmeier is competing despite struggling with illness this season.
After winning four golds two years ago Dahlmeier is a bit of an unknown quantity but she could achieve more history in Sweden.