Contents tagged with biathlon

  • Three Russian biathletes join Ukraine’s national team

    Three Russian biathletes, Ekaterina Bekh, Anasitaia Rasskazova and Oksana Moskalenko will represent the national team of Ukraine,as stated on the website of the Biathlon Federation of Ukraine.

    “These three girls were invited by the Belarussian Federation. They quit in Moscow and had a meeting with the Belarussian team, but something did not work out there and they called me. The girls’ parents are Ukrainian citizens. The documents to acquire citizenship are only now being processed, which is …

  • Media: Russia bribed President of International Biathlon Union with paid escorts

    According to the German publication Bild, citing sources from the channel ARD, an official Russian delegation paid for call girl services for the President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Anders Besseberg in exchange for his support in choosing Tyumen as the host city for the 2021 World Cup.

    Besseberg, a Norwegian citizen, has taken a temporary leave of absence from activity with the IBU in connection with an investigation into the concealment of doping incidents.

    The Norwegian …

  • Canadian biathlon team to boycott competitions in Russia

    The Canadian biathlon team has written a letter to the President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), Anders Besseberg, informing the Union that the athletes intend to boycott the IBU World Cup in Tyumen, Russia, reported the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

    The reasoning for the boycott is the refusal of the IBU to punish the Russian team for numerous violations of anti-doping regulations discovered by the International Olympic Committee.

    "The occurrence of high-level IBU events in Russia is …