The IBU Executive Committee took the decision to cancel the summer biathlon world Championships. Also postponed the Congress IBU, which is September 10-13, will be held on 13-15 November.
Such changes in summer biathlon calendar is based on security considerations, since both events are impossible to hold with the due guarantees for the health of the participants.
Summer world champion this year was to be held 19-23 August in Ruhpolding. First, however, the German government has cancelled all public events until August 31, and taking into account the dynamics of the spread of the virus COVID-19, the organizing Committee decided to cancel the training and return the right to host the tournament IBU.
The search for an alternative venue chirp was not successful, and the result is a two-day meeting of the IBU Executive Committee (via videoconference) was taken the decision to cancel.
Earlier it was reported that IBU can change the calendar following the biathlon world Cup.