The plans to hold first 4 races at Kontiolahti, Oestersund, Hochfiltzen and Annecy was changed.
The Executive Board of the IBU announced that four World Cup events will take place only at two countries: Finland (Kontiohalti) and Austria (Hochfiltzen). However it was doing, in order to minimise travel and protect athlete and stakeholder safety they.
Dates and disciplines will not change.
IBU Secretary-General Niklas Carlsson said:
“We are pleased that we are able to provide four World Cup events for our athletes and fans this year. We are though of course disappointed that we will not be visiting each of the four venues we had planned. It was a tough choice and we thank our organisers for their understanding and cooperation to come to this decision, which is accepted by all parties involved"
The World Championships will take place on 09-21 February 2021 in Pokljuka.