Accreditation is required for all media for this event. The accreditation application window opens on January 15 and closes on February 29.

In order to apply for the IBU accreditation, you need to create a media profile in the IBU Membercenter and upload a letter of assignment or a press card, personal ID and an accreditation picture.

After your profile is checked and approved, you can apply for the event.

The deadline for the accreditation is one week before the event – February 29, 2024. 

If you have any questions on the process, please contact World Cup Media Manager Mariya Osolodkina: Accreditations will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, March 5 at 9 am

Media Center

The Media Center is located on the second floor of the new Soldier Hollow Competition Building. Start lists, results, WiFi and ethernet connections are available in the Media Center.


Tuesday, March 5 10:00 – 18:00 hrs
Wednesday, March 6 10:00 – 18:30 hrs
Thursday, March 7 10:00 – 18:30 hrs   
Friday, March 8 09:30 – 19:00 hrs
Saturday, March 9 09:30 – 19:00 hrs
Sunday, March 10 08:00 – 16:00 hrs


I-Zones (Interview Zones) for the top 3 athletes of each competition will be set up in the media center.

The Top 3 athletes will have separate sit-down zones and can be interviewed by the media after competition and flower ceremonies.


Daily lunch, snacks, coffee, water and soft drinks are available in the Media Center

Media Parking

Parking is available in the main venue parking lot.

You are welcome to pick up your parking pass with your media pass at the accreditation office.


The flower ceremonies will take place immediately after the end of each competition in the stadium. Athletes competing in Sprint and Pursuit that finish place 1-6 will attend the flower ceremonies. Athletes competing in Relay that finish place 1-3 will attend the flower ceremonies.

IBU Picture Service

The IBU photo pool will provide a photo service free of charge. All media representatives and media companies can download a basic package of competition-related pictures as handouts for editorial purposes.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the IBU World Cup Media Manager and IBU Photo Manager


Chief of Media

Brennan Smith

TEL: +1.801.493.5605




IBU Communications Director

Mobile: + 43 664 19 22 429


IBU World Cup Media Manager

Mobile: + 43 664 19 22 552


IBU Photo Manager

Mobile:+43 664 192 2916


EBU TV Delegate

Mobile: +41 794 01 61 83


Broadcast Media

Broadcast Bibs need to be worn by all cameramen who work within the stadium. The bibs are assigned to the host broadcaster and rights holding broadcasters per bookings and accreditation entry. The bibs are then given out to the broadcasters upon accreditation collection at the accreditation center.

Important: Please note that filming at the venue is not allowed outside of the media center work room from athlete arrival to the end of the final flower ceremony for non-rights holders. No filming or usage of footage is allowed of any training, competition or mixed zone interviews, unless you have EBU/IBU permission to do so.

Such requests should be negotiated ahead of the event with EBU/IBU.


All accredited photographers are required to wear a photo bib in the competition area to get access to the Photo Zones. These bibs are available in the media center. There are two different bibs: one is for generally accredited photographers and the other for photographers who have access to restricted areas. The bibs are handed out by the IBU Photo Manager at the required briefings.


Christian Manzoni,
+43 676 8414 9833


The main briefing for photographers will be on Friday, March 8, 2023 at 10:30 in the media center. All credentialed photographers are required the main briefing.

The daily briefings will take place each competition day 1.5 hours prior to the competition start in the main Media Center. The detailed schedule will be published at the welcome desk in the main Media Center.


Men compete over 10 km, the women over 7.5 km, and shoot twice (once prone, once standing). One missed shot means a penalty loop of 150 m

The men compete over 12.5 km, the women 10 km. Each athlete shoots four times prone-prone-standing-standing. A penalty loop is assessed for each missed shot. The start order and start interval are determined through the sprint race results.

The men compete over 20 km, the women over 15 km, and shoot four times (prone-standing-prone-standing). One missed shot means a one-minute penalty.

The female biathlete starts the race for two laps and two shooting rounds (prone and standing.) After the penalty loop, the male biathlete is tagged in for two laps and two shooting rounds (prone and standing.) They repeat the procedure two times. The male biathlete then takes a final lap and heads for the finish line. The race mirrors the individual distances but includes a shorter penalty loop.

In the Mixed Relay competition, the first member of each team starts simultaneously and after completing their part, they tag the next member in. Female biathletes must complete first and second round of the relay while the third and fourth round are completed by a male biathlete.


Monday, March 4

Arrival Day

Training Men + Women | 2 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday, March 5

Training Men | 12 pm to 2 pm

Training Women | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6

Training Men | 12 pm to 2 pm

Training Women | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday, March 7

Official Training Men | 12 pm to 2 pm

Official Training Women | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday, March 8

Men’s Relay Zeroing | 11:40 am to 12:10 pm

Men’s Relay | 12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

Women’s Spring Zeroing | 2 pm to 2:50 pm

Women’s Sprint | 3 pm to 4:15 pm

Saturday, March 9

Women’s Relay Zeroing | 11:40 am to 12:10 pm

Women’s Relay | 12:25 pm to 1:40 pm

Women’s Relay Flower Ceremony | 1:45 pm

Men’s Sprint Zeroing | 2 pm to 2:50 pm

Men’s Sprint | 3 pm to 4:20 pm

Sunday, March 10

Women’s Pursuit Zeroing | 9:15 am to 9:45 am

Women’s Pursuit | 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Men’s Pursuit Zeroing | 11:05 am to 11:35 am

Men’s Pursuit | 11:50 am to 12:35 pm


For accommodation requests, please contact Sarah Emery at for options in the Midway area. Please specify your needs, dates, number of people etc. Media must also arrange their own transportation to and from the venue. Venue parking passes are available upon request.