Archive for February, 2011
On the unofficial trainings athletes were given the opportunity to test the tracks and shooting ranges of the renewed stadium. After the Filipenko Winter Sports Center reconstruction the tracks were widened, the route was altered, so, before the race starts the athletes need to adjust to the new targets and try out the tracks.
This service is very popular among biathlon fans worldwide. Ticket offices in Khanty-Mansiysk have already exchanged more than 1500 e-tickets for the official Biathlon World Championships tickets.
Russianbest winter combination sportsmen, who have already retired from professional sport, are coming to Khanty-Mansiysk as honorable guests at World Championship Biathlon, among them are repeated world champions AlbinaAkhatova, Svetlana Ishmuratova, Galina Kukleva, NikolayKruglov.
Special tactical training on preventing possible terroristic threats took place in Khanty-Mansiysk. It was organized by the Ugra’s operational headquarter in the framework of National Anti-terrorism Committee.
More than 300 representatives of various security organizations took part in the practice. Besides, cynologists with trained dogs were involved and more than 20 items of special equipment were applied.
The participants and visitors of the IBU World Championships Biathlon are arriving in Khanty-Mansiysk
Athletes from more than 20 countries as well as IBU representatives, members of organizing committee and leading sport equipment producers arrived in Khanty-Mansiysk from Oslo and Munich on 3 charter flights.