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Dear Broadcasters

Welcome to Östersund, one of the places where the sport of Biathlon has reached its maximum heights through great facilities and perfect organization.  We all remember the amazing 2008 IBU Biathlon World Championships which created such an upswing in the results of the Swedish Biathletes in the following years and so many memorable moments.  Over the years we have closely followed the build-up for Östersund 2019 with a dynamic and professional organizer, supported by the Swedish Biathlon Federation, which is now harvesting from a comprehensive youth programme.  This created a real blast at the Olympic Games in South-Korea and we are convinced that their young team will continue on the success path leading to Östersund 2019.  There is excitement in the air.

The host broadcaster is SVT, one of the key players in the EBU Team, delivering each time world class services to visiting broadcasters and producing top end coverage for our rights holders around the World.  We have seen this in one major event after another, latest one being the FIS Nordic Ski Championships in Falun 2019 and then recently the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are.

Apart from IBU, Swedish Biathlon, the LOC, city of Östersund and numerous other parties we would especially like to convey our gratitude to the numerous volunteers, which make it possible to smoothly run the Championships.


Ingolfur Hannesson
EBU Head of Winter Sports.

Bruno Chappuis

Sports Rights Manager

Mobile: +41 799 103 641
Ingolfur Hannesson

Head of  Winter Sports

Mobile: +41 796 470 738

Paolo Carta

Senior Producer

Mobile: +41 792 408 617
Christophe Pasquier

Radio & Digital Sports Manager

Mobile: +41 797 947 946
Jakob Bjurström

Executive Producer

Mobile: +46 708 132 817