- Biathlon World Cup
BiathlonWorld Cup (BWC) has been held since the winter seasons of 1977/78 and 1982/83, for men and women, respectively (for women, the seasons through 1986/87 were called the European Cup, although participation was not restricted to Europeans).
The BWC season lasts from November/December to March, with contests in a different venue every week excluding some holidays and a couple of weeks before the season's major championships (World Championships or Winter Olympics). All in all, the season comprises nine to ten contest weeks, with events taking place from Wednesday/Thursday through Sunday. Relay competitions are held four to six times per season. Also counting as World Cup events are World Championships and Winter Olympics events.
The tables given below provide an overview of the highest-ranking biathletes and nations of each WC season. For each event, a first place gives 50 points, a 2nd place 46 pts, a 3rd place 43 pts, a 4th place 40 pts, a fifth place 37 pts, a 6th place 34 pts, then further decreasing by two pts down to the 15th place (16 pts), then linearly decreasing by one point down to the 30th place. Equal placings (ties) give an equal number of points. The sum of all WC points of the season, less the points from an IBU-predetermined number of events (e.g. 3), gives the biathlete's total WC score.
(From 1985 to 2000, WC points were awarded so that the first four places gave 30, 26, 24, and 22 points, respectively, and then the 5th to 25th place gave 21, 20, ..., down to 1 point. Before this, points were simply awarded linearly from 25 to 1.)
Cyrillic alphabet-based names follows the IBU's athlete records".
List of IOC country codesfor expansions of country abbreviations."
(¹ Petra Schaaf married XC skier and later German national XC ski team coach Jochen Behle)
Biathlon World Championships
List of Olympic medalists in biathlon
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
2006-07 Biathlon World Cup — The 2006−07 Biathlon World Cup (BWC) was a multi race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season lasted from 29 November 2006 to 18 March 2007.This article contains the top ten result listings… … Wikipedia
2007-08 Biathlon World Cup — The 2007 ndash;08 Biathlon World Cup (BWC) was a multi race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started 28 November 2007 and ended 16 March 2008.This article contains the top ten result… … Wikipedia
2006-07 Biathlon World Cup/Progression statistics — < 2006 07 Biathlon World CupThis page of 2006 07 Biathlon World Cup/Progression statistics gives a detailed tabular account of the accumulating Biathlon World Cup scores and related rankings of the top 30 biathletes in the Total (Overall) World… … Wikipedia
2007-08 Biathlon World Cup/Progression statistics — < 2007 08 Biathlon World Cup2007 08 Biathlon World Cup/Progression statistics gives a detailed tabular account of the accumulating Biathlon World Cup scores and related rankings of the top 30 biathletes in the Total (Overall) World Cup, and the… … Wikipedia
Biathlon World Championships — The first Biathlon World Championships (BWCH) was held in 1958, with individual (official) and relay (unofficial) contests for men. The number of events has grown significantly over the years. Beginning in 1984, women biathletes had their own… … Wikipedia
World Cup — See also: List of world cups A World Cup is a type of sporting competition. World Cup commonly refers to: FIFA World Cup (men s association football) ICC Cricket World Cup Rugby World Cup (rugby union) World Cup can also refer to: Contents 1… … Wikipedia
World Cup (men's golf) — The World Cup is a men s golf tournament contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking, although not all of the first… … Wikipedia
Biathlon World Championships 2007 - Men's Sprint — Event: 10km Sprint MenDate: February 3, 2007Place: flagicon|ITA Antholz, ItalyStart Time: 10:45 CETEnd Time: 12:07 CETInfoOle Einar Bjørndalen took his thirteenth World Championships gold medal (including the five Olympic golds), though missing… … Wikipedia
2007 World Cup — may refer to:* Alpine skiing: 2007 Alpine Skiing World Cup * American football: 2007 IFAF World Cup in Japan * Baseball: 2007 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan * Biathlon: 2007 Biathlon World Cup * Bobsleigh: 2007 Bobsleigh World Cup * Cricket: 2007… … Wikipedia
FIVB World Cup — Logo FIVB World Cup Sport Volleyball Founded 1965 Inaugural season M: 1965 W: 1973 … Wikipedia