1st Summer Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen, AUT
Firing point numbering and Prone/Standing reversed to start from the right
Pursuit competitions included in World Cups and World Championships in Osrblie, SVK
Mass start Sprint in World Cup Final in Novosibirsk, RUS
IOC approves the pursuit competition into the Olympic program on June 2-5
Third regular IBU Congress held on June 26-28 in Salzburg, AUT
IBU separates formally from UIPMB
IBU officially registers its seat on June 1 in Salzburg, AUT. Pursuit competition accepted in the Olympic program, Team competition removed from World Championships.
Congress decides that Youth World Championships would be held annually in conjunction with Junior World Championships
Pursuit competition held at the OWG in Salt Lake City, USA. Mass
Start competition in the program of the Olympic Winter Games 2006 Torino, ITA.