Information for Media

Dear media representatives

On March’14-20’2016 Russia will be hosting BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Final 2015/2016. The end of the season will be marked by three races in 3 disciplines of biathlon: sprint, pursuit and mass start. This will be the tenth time Khanty-Mansiysk will be hosting Biathlon World Cup (the first one took place in 2000 , other Cups were held in years 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and the thirteenth time Biathlon World Cup will be conducted in Russia.

The competitions take place in A. Filipenko Winter Sports Center – a biathlon complex that has “A” category license of International Biathlon Union. Its total capacity, including zones for fans along the track, is 15 000 people.

The names of the winners of Biathlon World Cup will be announced in Khanty-Mansiysk They will receive the main trophies of the competitions – Crystal Globes. Besides, Ugra will be the place where the best men and women national teams will be announced upon the end of the season. They will receive the Nations Cup.

The official Opening Ceremony of Biathlon World Cup will take place on March’15’2016. The Gala night and Awarding Ceremony will be on March’20’2016.

It is expected that competitions will attract around 200 athletes from 29 countries: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the USA, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Estonia.

Media interest in final races of the season is traditionally – competitions are covered by main Russian and foreign information agencies, sport media, photo agencies and Internet pages. Races in Khanty-Mansiysk will close the whole biathlon season. «The big biathlon week» is one of the most popular tourist periods in Ugra, competitions are visited by sport fans from almost all regions of Russia and countries whose biathletes are the leaders of Cup total.

Accreditation for media

Accredited media will have the following: working places in the press center of the competitions, transfer (airport – hotel – airport, venues of Biathlon World Cup), booking places in the official hotel for media, participating in press-conferences, Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Deadline for media accreditation applications is February27’2016.

For getting accreditation you need to register on the web-page of International Biathlon Union (IBU) and submit online media-application:

  1. Please follow the link to enter IBU Mediacenter1-Логин
  2. If you are already registered there, use your login and password to enter your account


  1. If this is your first time here, please, create a new account:


To make the data about you easier for search, please put the correct information in all fields:

Employed by – a name of your media; Ser.Nr. of Picture Id – serial number of your document with a photo (passport, driving license); AIPS Number – a number of your accreditation in the International Association of Sport Media (if available).

  1. Upon registration and logging in, please enter the section Applications for Accreditations, press the button Submit Application next to BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 9.


Please fell all the fields of the application correctly:

Application information: Agency – an information agency, Camera Team – a cameraman or a group pf cameramen, Editor — an editor, Internet – an Internet media, Journalist – a writing journalist, Other Function — other, Photographer — a photographer, Reporter – a TV reporter, Technician – technical personnel.

Working zones: Press Center – press center of the competitions, Photo Area – zone for photographers, ENG – zone for TV groups.

Arrival date, Departure date – date, time and flight number

Accommodation needed – please choose Hotel, if you need a booking in the official hotel for media

Transport to venue – means of transport: plane, train or bus.

Parking Space – weather you need a parking place of not.

Other Info to the OC – any other information.


  1. Upon completing the form, you will receive the confirmation that your application for media-accreditation was received by the system.
  2. When your application will be approved by IBU team and press-service of the competitions, you will receive a notification about this. IMPORTANT: a confirmation of receiving an application for media-accreditation does not mean that your application was automatically approved.

Contact info

All the detailed information about the events of IBU World Cup Final 2015/2016 could be found on the official web-page

Press-service contact:

Press officer of the competitions Konstantin Boytsov (English)

Mobile phone: +7 916 501 98 09


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