The international biathlon Union (IBU) has submitted updated regulations of the world Cup.
Season 2018-2019 racing range in the world biathlon will join the mass start of 60 participants. From classic racing 30 advanced biathlon mass start will differ in the specifics of the shooting – because the shooting range is not equipped with 60 launchers, the first round of the shoot will be only 30 people, and the second the remaining 30. After the first shooting advanced mass start will follow the usual rules.
The debut of the new race will be held in March 2019 at the final stage of the IBU Cup in Italy. In the world Cup calendar advanced mass start will be included no earlier than 2019-2020 season.
In the IBU changed the rules about shooting in the individual race. In the case of the competition in bad weather (rain, temperature, wind and other factors) instead of 1 minute for a miss, the athletes will receive a 45 seconds penalty.
Distance individual race with a new season of men will be reduced from 20 to 15 kilometers, and among women from 15 to 12.5.
New the world Cup season kicks off November 30 in Pokljuka (Slovenia). The world champion will take place 7-17 March 2019 in östersund (Sweden).
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