Our athletes will know in just 13 days if AUS has been allocated places at the 2018 Korea Winter Olympic Games (WOG). The IBU has informed the date of notification to National Federations of allocation of places is 22 January 2018.
These are the current Olympic qualification rules, which were published after the 2014 IBU Congress, a few months after the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The AOC together with the National Federation, Australian Biathlon, funded an intensive preparation camp in Norway and resourced all 5 IBU cup qualifying events in both Trimesters 1 and 2 so as to allow our shadow team members the best opportunity to attain qualification for 2018 WOG. As AUS is not one of the top 22 nations, the qualification pathway for Australian Biathletes would be via rule D.4 of which there are just 5 places, with a sixth place for the host nation.