Became known to the calendar of the stages of the biathlon world cup and IBU Cup of the season-2018/19, published on the website of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) on 1 may. The main change is the lack of a stage in Russia.
Last season Russia held its two IBU Cup (Uvat and Khanty-Mansiysk) and one world cup (Tyumen). The competitions in the Tyumen because of the doping scandals with Russian athletes are denied to the athletes from the USA, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Many of them have been duly scandals.
Recall that several leading Russian biathletes were disqualified for doping. Among them is Olga Zaitseva, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina. In particular, for it was the deed of Olympic gold medals in Sochi. Also before it was disqualified one of the winners of the 2014 Games, Alexander Legkov, but he was acquitted in February 2018.