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Biathlon World Cup

IBU Biathlon World Cup
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) Northern wintertime season
Begins November
Ends March
Frequency annual
Country varying
Inaugurated 1977 (1977)

The Biathlon World 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).


  • Competition 1
  • Standings 2
    • Men 2.1
      • Overall 2.1.1
        • Statistics
      • Relay 2.1.2
    • Women 2.2
      • Overall 2.2.1
        • Statistics
      • Relay 2.2.2
  • Most successful race winners 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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 athlete winning in the overall total score (i.e. total score for all disciplines) of the World Cup season is awarded the Big Crystal Globe trophy. A Small Crystal Globe trophy is awarded for the first place in the season total for each discipline. Hence, it is possible for an athlete to win both the Big Crystal Globe and Small Crystal Globes for the same World Cup season.


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 60 points, a 2nd place 54 pts, a 3rd place 48 pts, a 4th place 43 pts, a fifth place 40 pts, a 6th place 38 pts, 7th 36 pts 8th 34 points, 9th 32 points, 10th 31 points, then linearly decreasing by one point down to the 40th 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.)


Romanization of Cyrillic script-based names follows the IBU's athlete records.

See the List of IOC country codes for expansions of country abbreviations.


Season Winner 2nd 3rd
1977–78  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Eberhard Rösch (GDR)
1978–79  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Vladimir Barnashov (URS)
1979–80  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Eberhard Rösch (GDR)
1980–81  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Anatoly Alyabyev (URS)  Kjell Søbak (NOR)
1981–82  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Matthias Jacob (GDR)  Kjell Søbak (NOR)
1982–83  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Frank Ullrich (GDR)
1983–84  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)
1984–85  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Juri Kashkarov (URS)  Peter Angerer (FRG)
1985–86  André Sehmisch (GDR)  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Matthias Jacob (GDR)
1986–87  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Fritz Fischer (FRG)  Jan Matouš (TCH)
1987–88  Fritz Fischer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Johann Passler (ITA)
1988–89  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Alexandr Popov (URS)  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)
1989–90  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Valeriy Medvedtsev (URS)
1990–91  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)  Mark Kirchner (GER)  Andreas Zingerle (ITA)
1991–92  Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR)  Mikael Löfgren (SWE)  Sylfest Glimsdal (NOR)
1992–93  Mikael Löfgren (SWE)  Mark Kirchner (GER)  Pieralberto Carrara (ITA)
1993–94  Patrice Bailly-Salins (FRA)  Sven Fischer (GER)  Frank Luck (GER)
1994–95  Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR)  Patrick Favre (ITA)  Wilfried Pallhuber (ITA)
1995–96  Vladimir Drachev (RUS)¹  Viktor Maigourov (RUS)  Sven Fischer (GER)
1996–97  Sven Fischer (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Viktor Maigourov (RUS)
1997–98  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Ricco Groß (GER)  Sven Fischer (GER)
1998–99  Sven Fischer (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Frank Luck (GER)
1999–00  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Sven Fischer (GER)
2000–01  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Frode Andresen (NOR)
2001–02  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Pavel Rostovtsev (RUS)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)
2002–03  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Vladimir Drachev (BLR)¹  Ricco Groß (GER)
2003–04  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Ricco Groß (GER)
2004–05  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Sven Fischer (GER)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)
2005–06  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Sven Fischer (GER)
2006–07  Michael Greis (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)
2007–08  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Dmitri Yaroshenko (RUS)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
2008–09  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Tomasz Sikora (POL)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
2009–10  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Christoph Sumann (AUT)  Ivan Tcherezov (RUS)
2010–11  Tarjei Bø (NOR)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Martin Fourcade (FRA)
2011–12  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Andreas Birnbacher (GER)
2012–13  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Dominik Landertinger (AUT)
2013–14  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)
2014–15  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Anton Shipulin (RUS)  Jakov Fak (SLO)
Rank Competitor
1.  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 6 6 1
2.  Raphaël Poirée (FRA) 4 1 2
3.  Frank Ullrich (GDR) 4 1 1
4.  Martin Fourcade (FRA) 4 0 1
5.  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR) 3 0 0
6.  Sven Fischer (GER) 2 2 4
7.  Sergei Tchepikov (URS) 2 0 1
8.  Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR) 2 0 0
9.  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 1 4 2
10.  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR) 1 3 2
11.  Klaus Siebert (GDR) 1 2 0
 Peter Angerer (FRG) 1 2 0
13.  Fritz Fischer (FRG) 1 1 0
 Mikael Löfgren (SWE) 1 1 0
 Vladimir Drachev (BLR)¹ 1 1 0
16.  André Sehmisch (GDR) 1 0 0
 Patrice Bailly-Salins (FRA) 1 0 0
 Michael Greis (GER) 1 0 0
 Tarjei Bø (NOR) 1 0 0

(¹ Vladimir Drachev changed his citizenship from Russian to Belarusian in 2002)


Season Winner 2nd 3rd
1992–93 N/A N/A N/A
1993–94 N/A N/A N/A
1994–95 N/A N/A N/A
1995–96 N/A N/A N/A
1996–97  Germany  Norway  Russia
1997–98  Germany
1998–99  Germany  Russia  Norway
1999–00  Norway  Russia  Germany
2000–01  Norway (189)  Russia (173)  Czech Republic (167)
2001–02  Norway (238)  Germany (230)  Belarus (202)
2002–03  Belarus (319)  Russia (318)  Norway (298)
2003–04  Norway (176)  Germany (174)  France (172)
2004–05  Norway (200)  Germany (181)  Russia (178)
2005–06  Germany (200)  Russia (184)  France (169)
2006–07  Russia (196)  Norway (189)  Germany (178)
2007–08  Norway (196)  Russia (192)  Germany (175)
2008–09  Austria (276)  Norway (254)  Germany (247)
2009–10  Norway (228)  Austria (210)  Russia (205)
2010–11  Norway (216)  Germany (199)  Ukraine (163)
2011–12  France (198)  Norway (190)  Russia (189)
2012–13  Russia (305)  Norway (302)  France (296)
2013–14  Germany (194)  Sweden (194)  Austria (191)
2014–15  Russia (311)  Norway (308)  Germany (305)


Romanization of Cyrillic script-based names follows the IBU's athlete records.

See the List of IOC country codes for expansions of country abbreviations.


The women's BWC seasons through 1986–87 were actually called the European Cup, although participation was open to biathletes of all nationalities.

Season Winner 2nd 3rd
1982–83  Gry Østvik (NOR)  Siv Bråten (NOR)  Aino Kallunki (FIN)
1983–84  Mette Mestad (NOR)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Gry Østvik (NOR)
1984–85  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Kaija Parve (URS)
1985–86  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Lise Meloche (CAN)
1986–87  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)
1987–88  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Elin Kristiansen (NOR)  Nadezda Aleksieva (BUL)
1988–89  Elena Golovina (URS)  Natalia Prikazchikova (URS)  Svetlana Davidova (URS)
1989–90  Jiřina Adamičková (TCH)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Elena Golovina (URS)
1990–91  Svetlana Davidova (URS)  Myriam Bédard (CAN)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)
1991–92  Anfisa Reztsova (RUS)  Anne Briand (FRA)  Petra Schaaf (GER)1
1992–93  Anfisa Reztsova (RUS)  Myriam Bédard (CAN)  Anne Briand (FRA)
1993–94  Svetlana Paramygina (BLR)  Nathalie Santer (ITA)  Anne Briand (FRA)
1994–95  Anne Briand (FRA)  Svetlana Paramygina (BLR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
1995–96  Emmanuelle Claret (FRA)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Petra Behle (GER)1
1996–97  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm (GER)
1997–98  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Martina Zellner (GER)
1998–99  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
1999–00  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)  Corinne Niogret (FRA)
2000–01  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (NOR)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)
2001–02  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (NOR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
2002–03  Martina Glagow (GER)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)  Sylvie Becaert (FRA)
2003–04  Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (NOR)  Olga Pyleva (RUS)  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)
2004–05  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Olga Pyleva (RUS)
2005–06  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Anna Carin Olofsson (SWE)  Martina Glagow (GER)
2006–07  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Anna Carin Olofsson (SWE)
2007–08  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)  Andrea Henkel (GER)
2008–09  Helena Jonsson (SWE)2  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Tora Berger (NOR)
2009–10  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Simone Hauswald (GER)  Helena Jonsson (SWE)2
2010–11  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Helena Ekholm (SWE)2
2011–12  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Tora Berger (NOR)
2012–13  Tora Berger (NOR)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Andrea Henkel (GER)
2013–14  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Tora Berger (NOR)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)
2014–15  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Valj Semerenko (UKR)

1 Petra Schaaf married XC skier and later German national XC ski team coach Jochen Behle
2 Helena Jonsson married fellow biathlete David Ekholm in 2010

Rank Competitor
1.  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE) 6 0 0
2.  Magdalena Neuner (GER) 3 0 0
3.  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN) 2 1 0
3.  Eva Korpela (SWE) 2 1 0
5.  Anfisa Reztsova (RUS) 2 0 0
6.  Kati Wilhelm (GER) 1 3 0
7.  Anne Elvebakk (NOR) 1 2 1
 Sanna Grønlid (NOR) 1 2 1
 Darya Domracheva (BLR) 1 2 1
10.  Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (NOR) 1 2 0
11.  Tora Berger (NOR) 1 1 2
 Anne Briand (FRA) 1 1 2
 Andrea Henkel (GER) 1 1 2
14.  Sandrine Bailly (FRA) 1 1 1
15.  Svetlana Paramygina (BLR) 1 1 0
16.  Helena Ekholm (SWE)¹ 1 0 2
17.  Svetlana Davidova (URS) 1 0 1
 Martina Glagow (GER) 1 0 1
 Yelena Golovina (URS) 1 0 1
 Gry Østvik (NOR) 1 0 1
21.  Jiřina Adamičková (TCH) 1 0 0
 Emmanuelle Claret (FRA) 1 0 0
 Mette Mestad (NOR) 1 0 0

¹ Helena Jonsson married fellow biathlete David Ekholm in 2010, and changed her name to Helena Ekholm


Season Winner 2nd 3rd
1992–93 N/A N/A N/A
1993–94 N/A N/A N/A
1994–95 N/A N/A N/A
1995–96 N/A N/A N/A
1996–97  Russia  Norway  Germany
1997–98 N/A N/A N/A
1998–99  Germany  Russia  Ukraine
1999–00  Germany
2000–01  Norway (190)  Germany (188)  Russia (182)
2001–02  Germany (250)  Norway
 Russia (221)
2002–03  Russia (339)  Germany (327)  Belarus (293)
2003–04  Norway (180)  Russia (178)  Germany (176)
2004–05  Russia (200)  Germany (188)  Norway (163)
2005–06  Russia (189)  Germany (181)  France (179)
2006–07  France (189)  Germany (188)  Russia (180)
2007–08  Germany (200)  Russia (178)  France (172)
2008–09  Germany (288)  France (242)  Ukraine (232)
2009–10  Russia (234)  Germany (205)  France (204)
2010–11  Germany (206)  Sweden (190)  Russia (177)
2011–12  France (216)  Norway (205)  Russia (192)
2012–13  Norway (314)  Ukraine (298)  Germany (294)
2013–14  Germany (168)  Ukraine (157)  Russia (141)
2014–15  Czech Republic (316)  Germany (302)  France (266)

Most successful race winners

Below is a list of all male and female biathletes that have won 7 or more World Cup victories. Biathletes whose names are in bold are still active.
Updated: 22 March 2015

See also


  1. ^ a b "Records Men | Real Biathlon". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Records Women | Real Biathlon". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 

External links

  • IBU Website
  • IBU Datacenter
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