Kontiolahti Biathlon World Cup 2020 - See Schedule & Results

Kontiolahti biathlon World Cup 2020

Kontiolahti has the honour of opening the biathlon world cup season 2020/2021. And due to the covid-19 situation, Kontiolahti will host not only one but two of the first competitions of the seasion. Take a look at the Kontiolahti 2020 biathlon world cup schedule, results and stats from previous years.
Kaisa Mäkäräinen and Magdalena Neuner in Kontiolahti in 2012.
Kaisa Mäkäräinen and Magdalena Neuner in Kontiolahti in 2012. (Kuva: Peter Porai-Koshits [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Due to the covid-19 situation IBU has decided to move the second event of the world cup season from Östersund, Sweden to Kontiolahti Finland. Therefore Kontiolahti will host the two premiere world cup weekends of the 2020/2021 biathlon world cup season.

Kontiolahti is a traditional biathlon venue and it has hosted biathlon world cup events several times in the past. The world cup landed the first time in Kontiolahti during the season 1989/1990. All torgether Kontiolahti has organised a biathlon world cup event 12 times.

Kontiolahti has also been the host of the biathlon world championships in 1999 and 2015. In 1990 the men's world championships relay was competed in Kontiolahti.

In the spring of 2019/2020 Kontiolahti hosted the final competitions of the world cup season when the final weekend in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway was cancelled due to the covid-19 outburst. The local hero Kaisa Mäkäräinen ended her career in the Kontiolahti events in front of empty seats as no spectators were allowed to enter the races.

Kontiolahti World Cup 2020 - Schedule & Time Tables

The two first weekends of the biathlon world cup season 2020/2021 will be hosted in Kontiolahti, Finland. The first set of competitions includes the individual races as well as sprints. The world cup begins on the 28th of November with men's 20 km individual race.

The second weekend starts on the 3th of November with men's and women's sprints. The competitions continue over the weekend with pursuits and relays.

NOTE: All times are local times (Finland (GMT+3)).

Weekend 1

The Schedule 28.-29.11.2020

Date & TimeDiscipline
Sat 28.11.2020 12:00Men 20 km individual
Sat 28.11.2020 15:20Women 15 km individual
Sun 29.11.2020 11:30Men 10 km sprint
Sun 29.11.2020 14:30Women 7,5 km sprint

Weekend 2

The Schedule 3.-6.12.2020

Date & TimeDiscipline
Thu 03.12.2020 14:30Men 10 km sprint
Thu 03.12.2020 17:30Women 7,5 km sprint
Sat 05.12.2020 14:20Men pursuit 12,5 km
Sat 05.12.2020 16:15Women relay 4 x 6 km
Sun 06.12.2020 13:45Men 4 x 7,5 km
Sun 06.12.2020 16:45Women 10 km pursuit

Kontiolahti World Cup results 2020/2021

We will update all the results from the Kontiolahti biathlon world cup events here when each discipline is finished.

History and statistics of Kontiolahti biathlon world cup

The local biathlon star Kaisa Mäkäräinen has been very successful on her home turf in Kontiolahti. Mäkäräinen has total of four victories and two additional podiums from Kontiolahti. Especially in 2014 Mäkäräinen was on fire in Kontiolahti winning a treble - three individual world cup wins in a row.

Mäkäräinen ended her amazing international career in the spring of 2020 in the Kontiolahti world cup in the age of 37 finishing fourth in the 10 km pursuit.

Kaisa Mäkäräinen's podiums in Kontiolahti

11.3.201515 km individual3.
16.3.201410 km pursuit1.
15.3.20147,5 km sprint1.
13.3.20147,5 km sprint1.
12.2.201210 km pursuit1.
11.2.20127,5 km sprint2.

Kontiolahti World Cup 2019/2020 results

Kontiolahti World Cup 14.3.2020

Pursuit, women

1.Julia Simon (FRA)30.43,5
2.Selina Gasparin (SUI)+17,3
3.Lisa Vittozzi (ITA)+20,9
4.Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)+28,2
5.Monika Hojnisz-Starega (POL)+39,8
6.Mona Brorsson (SWE)+42,8
7.Johanna Skottheim (SWE)+44,4
8.Marketa Davidova (CZE)+50,8
9.Franziska Preuss (GER)+56,7
10.Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)+57,2

Pursuit, men

1.Martin Fourcade (FRA)31.25,4
2.Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA)+2,9
3.Emilien Jacquelin (FRA)+4,5
4.Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)+8,3
5.Arnd Peiffer (GER)+14,1
6.Erlend Øvereng Bjøntegaard (NOR)+15,6
7.Alexander Loginov (RUS)+24,0
8.Martin Ponsiluoma (SWE)+29,8
9.Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen (NOR)+36,5
10.Lukas Hofer (ITA)+42,0

Kontiolahti World Cup 13.3.2020

Sprint 7,5 km, women

1.Denise Herrmann (GER)20.00,5
2.Franziska Preuss (GER)+20,1
3.Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)+32,3
4.Lisa Vittozzi (ITA)+37,1
5.Marketa Davidova (CZE)+42,5
6.Monika Hojnisz-Starega (POL)+47,3
7.Larisa Kuklina (RUS)+47,9
8.Celia Chevalier (FRA)+51,5

Kontiolahti World Cup 12.3.2020

Sprint 10 km, men

1.Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)18.40,9 (0)
2.Martin Fourcade (FRA)+21,1 (0)
3.Emilien Jacquelin (FRA)+22,3 (0)
4.Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen (NOR)+30,6 (0)
5.Tarjei Bø (NOR)+34,0 (0)
6.Benedikt Doll (GER)+34,1 (1)
7.Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA)+39,7 (0)
8.Simon Desthieux (FRA)+40,8 (0)
9.Arnd Peiffer (GER)+48,4 (0)
10.Sturla Holm Lägreid (NOR)+51,9 (0)