In December the Russian Biathlon Union “gave back” their planned World Cup stage in Tyumen, before the International Biathlon Union could strip it from the country following an investigation of widespread doping in Russia.
The competitions, scheduled for March 9-12, have now been allocated to Kontiolahti, Finland, a usual World Cup stop which lost its hosting rights this year in order to make room for the pre-Olympic test races in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kontiolahti also hosted 2015 IBU World Championships.
Per an IBU press release:
“Following the recent decision by the IBU Executive Board to move BMW IBU World Cup 8; they IBU have now selected a new venue to host the event. BMW IBU World Cup 8 will be held in Kontiolahti, Finland March 6 – 12, 2017.”