Biathlon World Championships opening ceremony held in Nové Město na Moravě

The Biathlon World Championships officially kicked off in the central Czech town of Nové Město na Moravě on Tuesday evening. The event, which runs until February 18, was ceremonially launched by the president of the International Biathlon Union, Olle Dahlin.

Some 27,000 spectators are expected to attend the opening competition, the mixed relay, which starts at the Vysočina Arena at 5:20 pm on Wednesday.

Author: Ian Willoughby