Sochi – Krasnaya Polyana – Today is the biathlon mixed relay race in Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex. Teams from 6 countries – Russia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany and China – will start the race on the tracks of2 and 2.5 km lengthat 3 p.m.  Women will run twice for 6 miles, and men – twice for 7.5 kilometers.

The Russian team’s members are – UlianaKaisheva, Galina Nechkasova, MatveyEliseev and Maxim Tsvetkov. Maxim Tsvetkov won the individual sprint, Tatiana Akimova and UlianaKaishevawon silver and bronze in women’s individual race yesterday. MatveyEliseevis in the top ten according to the results of the first day of the competition, so the chances of the Russian team to win the “gold” at the end of the relay arevery high.”

So, there are different ways to get to the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex. There is a shuttle bus, that runs from the Iceberg Skating Palace and also a shuttle bus from the WSCD “Psekhako” that runs from 6:30 a.m. to 22:00 every hour or depending on load. Also you can take a taxi, a public transport or a “Lastochka” train to the KrasnayaPolyana station. Next, you need to rise to the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex by the funicular.

For more information, please, contact:

Press Center of the 3rd CISM World Winter Games

Tel: +7 (926) 099-33-01

E-mail: press@cismsochi2017.ru

http://cismsochi2017.ru

Additional information:

The 3rd CISM World Winter Games will be held in Sochi (RUS) on February 22-28, 2017.

The sports program of the 3rd CISM World Winter Games 2017 consists of 7 sports: Ski Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Orienteering. The Games with 44 sets of awards up for grabs.

The opening ceremony is on the 24th of February, 2017in the multifunctional venue “Ice cube”.

The Winter Military World Games are a multi-sports event organized for military athletes once every four years (one year prior to holding the Winter OLYMPIC Games). Since 1995 they are held in summer too.

During this time, 6 Summer and 2 World Winter Games were held – in 2010 in Aosta (Italy) and in 2013 in Annecy (France). The decision to hold the 3rd Winter Military World Games in Russia was made on May 22, 2015, in Kuwait, at the 70th General Assembly of the International Military Sports Council (CISM).

Nowadays, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is the largest sports organization after the International Olympic Committee and the International University Sports Federation. Its main aim is to unite the armed forces of different countries in the field of sport and physical education.