Biathlon European Championships

The Biathlon European Championships are the top-european competitions in biathlon. The first edition was held in 1994, with sprint, pursuit, individual and relay. The number of events has grown significantly over the years.

Biathlon European Championships
Statusactive
Genresports competition
Date(s)January–February
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1994 (1994)
Organised byIBU

Participation of non-European competitorsEdit

Even though the event is called European Championships, the event is not restricted to European athletes only. The full name of the competition is Open Biathlon European Championships, meaning that biathletes from non-European countries are eligible to participate and their results being recognised. There are three instances in which non-European competitors have won medals. Lowell Bailey from the United States became the first non-European to win a medal by winning bronze in the Junior Sprint event in 2001, followed by another bronze in the Junior Pursuit. Audrey Vaillancourt of Canada became the first non-European athlete to win gold in the competition, winning the Women's 15 km individual in 2014.

EditionsEdit

Number Year Host city Events
1 1994   Kontiolahti
2 1995   Le Grand-Bornand
3 1996   Ridnaun
4 1997   Windischgarsten
5 1998   Minsk
6 1999   Izhevsk
7 2000   Zakopane
8 2001   Maurienne
9 2002   Kontiolahti
10 2003   Forni Avoltri
11 2004   Minsk
12 2005   Novosibirsk 16
13 2006   Langdorf 16
14 2007   Bansko 16
15 2008   Nové Město na Moravě 16
16 2009   Ufa 16
17 2010   Otepää 15
18 2011   Ridnaun 15
19 2012   Osrblie 15
20 2013   Bansko 14
21 2014   Nové Město na Moravě 15
22 2015   Otepää 15
23 2016   Tyumen 8
24 2017   Duszniki-Zdrój 8
25 2018   Ridnaun 8
26 2019   Raubichi 8
27 2020   Raubichi[1] 8
28 2021   Duszniki-Zdrój 8
29 2022   Arber 8
30 2023   Lenzerheide
31 2024   Osrblie

Medals tableEdit

Updated after 2022 Championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia604748155
2  Germany403541116
3  Ukraine28302179
4  Belarus19172460
5  Norway18242567
6  Poland13111034
7  France891128
8  Latvia74920
9  Bulgaria671124
10  Sweden53210
11  Slovakia47213
12  Austria4127
13  Czech Republic314522
14  Moldova2103
15  Slovenia1113
16   Switzerland1012
17  Canada1001
  Romania1001
19  Italy0336
20  Lithuania0202
  Spain0202
22  Finland0033
23  Japan0011
  United States0011
Totals (24 nations)221218221660

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Originally scheduled in Otepää, Estonia