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The prize Fund of the biathlon world Cup season-2017/18 amounted to 3,277 million euros, according to the international biathlon Union (IBU).

In the individual races will be awarded 2.31 million, in the relays – 693 thousand, 274 thousand will be redistributed among the strongest athletes of the season based on overall standings.

Winner of first place in the overall standings of the world Cup will receive 28 thousand euros, the second – 23 thousand, the third to 18 thousand.

First place in the individual competition is estimated at 13 thousand euros (season 44 race among men and women) for the victory in the relay team will receive 20 thousand (only ten races) in the single mixed relay – 10 thousand (only two races).

The prize Fund of world Cup does not take into account prize money won by the athletes for qualifying for the start in the status of the leader of the General offset or offset of a particular discipline. Every time you start the race in the red or yellow Beebe, the athlete gets 750 euros. Thus, it will be distributed to 66 thousand euros.

In addition, the best team of the season based on overall standings of the Nations Cup will receive 44 thousand euros. At the end of the season men’s and women’s national teams will share the 480 thousand in prize money.

Since the current season is the Olympic, world Championships will not be held. In this regard, the current prize pool is the smallest for the last three years, but he is more than half a million euros higher than the one that was in the previous Olympic season.