Russia awarded 2021 Biathlon world meet

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Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) The Russian city of Tyumen was on Sunday awarded the 2021 International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Championships.

Tyumen was chosen ahead of Czech resort Nove Mesto na Morave and Slovenia’s Pokljuka at the IBU’s Congress in Chisinau in Moldova, reports Xinhua.

Antholz in Italy was given the hosting rights for the 2020 World Championships, with Pokljuka again missing out along with the German town of Oberhof.

Nove Mesto na Morave withdrew their bid for 2020 before the vote took place.

Following the release of the McLaren Report in July, which alleged the presence of a state-sponsored doping scheme in Russia, in place at flagship events such as the 2014 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee asked Winter Federations not to stage major competitions in the scandal-hit nation.

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