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Biathlon World Championships 2016 Odds

Biathlon World Championship is an annual event that takes place every year as part of the Biathlon World cup event that lasts from November to March. Biathlon World Championships traditionally takes place in March and in 2016 Oslo will get the honor once again to host the tournament. The Norwegian capital will therefore host the tournament for the sixth time, with the last time being in 2002.

Last year's Biathlon World Championships 2016 took place in Kontiolahti, Finland. France came out victorious with the most number of golden medals (three) and six medals in total, while quantitative-like Norway was the most successful with seven medals in total. Eleven countries got the medal in total. Biathlon World Championships will take place in 11 different events in each of the gender category; pursuit, individual, sprint, mass start, and relay races.

Men’s sprint is the competition that requires the energy and stamina like very few other sports. Martin Fourcade won the 2015 20km individual event and in 2016 he will aim to get the sprint event to his tally. Fourcade currently stands at the very top of the Biathlon World cup and in sprint he looks set to take the trophy as well. This season he did not have much competition and Anton Shipulin from Russia looks like the only promising candidate capable of defeating the Frenchmen. Fourcade is most likely to appear in other events as well, but in this he emerges as a clear favorite. Johaness Thingnes Bo is another athlete that might be looking to clinch a medal here. His performance at the World cup has been impressive this season and the advantage of home turf might be his chance.

Men’s pursuit is another highly followed event that he look forward to at the Biathlon World Championships and another one that sees Martin Fourcade as the number one favorite. On the overall rankings for the pursuit event, Fourcade is comfortably on top ahead of Shipulin and his recent performances can see him take his first medal on pursuit since 2013. Russian hopeful won silver last year in Finland in pursuit and this year he might be looking for a step forward. Fourcade has had the better of the two this year, but Shipulin’s sole World cup win came a few weeks ago with a win in pursuit in Italy.

Somehow surprisingly, Germany took home the last year’s relay event and therefore won the golden medal. This year they might not be that lucky and regular favorites Norway hold the torch as the side that will most like win it. With great line up, including Johaness Bo and others, Norway might be looking to win the relay race in front of home fans, which might be a deciding factor very much. France is on the list as well, but unlike Fourcade, the team does not feature player capable of high scores.

Biathlon World Championships 2016 will start on March 3rd and conclude on March 13th.

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