Biathlon: Biathlon, World Cup opening in Kontiolahti: schedule, disciplines, broadcast on TV and live stream

In a few weeks, the 2022/23 biathlon season will open in Kontiolahti. Schedule, disciplines, broadcast on TV and live stream – here you can find out what you need to know for the start in Finland.

With the Alpine Skiing and Ski Jumping World Cups already underway, the next major winter sport is biathlon. The 2022/23 season starts in just a few weeks, on November 29, in Kontiolahti, Finland. A total of nine different locations form the World Cup calendar, including Ruhpolding as the only German World Cup.

Nevertheless, Ruhpolding is not the only German place where the biathletes will compete. Between the World Cups in Antholz (Italy) and Nove Mesto (Czech Republic), the World Championships take place in Oberhof.

SPOX takes a closer look at the season opener in Kontiolahti and provides information on the schedule, the disciplines and the broadcast on TV and live stream.

Biathlon, World Cup opener in Kontiolahti: schedule, disciplines

On Tuesday, November 29, the men will start the competitions in Kontiolahti with an individual run (20 km). The women are then asked a day later in the same discipline (15 km) and at the same time – 1.15 p.m.

After the individual races, it is the turn of the relay races, which the women and men contest on the same day, on December 1st. The men contest theirs at 11 a.m. and the women at 1:35 p.m.

This is followed by a rest day before the sprints on December 3rd. The men’s 10km sprint starts at 10.45am and the women’s 7.5km sprint starts at 1.45pm.

Finally, on the final day, December 4th, the two pursuits will be completed: the men’s at 12:15 p.m. and the women’s at 2:15 p.m.

Biathlon: The dates of the World Cup in Kontiolahti

date begin discipline
29.11.2022 (Tue) 13:15 Individual men 20 km
30.11.2022 (Wed) 13:15 Individual women 15 km
01.12.2022 (Thu) 11:00 a.m Relay men 4 x 7.5 km
01.12.2022 (Thu) 1:35 p.m Relay women 4 x 6 km
03.12.2022 (Sat) 10:45 Sprint men 10 km
03.12.2022 (Sat) 1:45 p.m Sprint women 7.5 km
04.12.2022 (Sun) 12:15 p.m Pursuit men 12.5 km
04.12.2022 (Sun) 14:15 Pursuit women 10 km

Biathlon, World Cup start in Kontiolahti: broadcast on TV and live stream

Nothing has changed in terms of transmission compared to the past season. The races are broadcast on free TV either by the ARD or the ZDF transfer. The two public broadcasters always offer what is shown on free-to-air television in a free live stream: the ARD at sportschau.de, the ZDF at zdf.de.

Also at Eurosport all races can be seen on free TV. Eurosport 1 is a free TV station, Eurosport 2 on the other hand, a pay-TV broadcaster. Eurosport also offers what is shown on TV as a live stream, but this is subject to a fee and can only be activated with a subscription.

There Eurosport a cooperation with DAZN is received, everything is at Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 is transmitted, even with DAZN offered – around the clock.

A subscription is also required for DAZN, the costs for this are 29.99 euros per month and 274.99 euros per year. However, this also gives you access to a lot of other sports: tennis, handball, motor sports, cycling, US sports (NBA and NFL), soccer and more.

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Biathlon: The World Cup Calendar 2022/23

Date/Period World Cup
29.11.-04.12. Kontiolahti (FIN)
08.12.-11.12. Hochfilzen (AUT)
15.12.-18.12. Annecy (FRA)
05.01.-08.01. Pokljuka (SLO)
11.01.-15.01. Ruhpolding (GER)
19.01.-22.01. Anterselva (ITA)
08.02-19.02. World Championships in Oberhof (GER)
02.03.-05.03 Nove Mesto (CZE)
09.03.-12.03. Ostersund (SWE)
16.03.-19.03. Oslo (NOR)

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