Last-minute preparations ahead of Biathlon World Championships opening

The organisers of the Biathlon World Championships in the Czech town of Nové Město na Moravě are making last-minute preparations for the major international sporting event.

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.

Eleven years ago the Czechs came third in that event at the first, and so far only, Biathlon World Championships held in the country, at the same venue. This year’s edition will end on February 18.

Author: Ian Willoughby