Biathlon
Germany

World Team Challenge

Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
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The cross-country course – between the Winterdorf (Winter Village) and the stadium – is around 200 meters long. Passing cheering, celebrating and encouraging biathlon fans. Followed by a camera on rails, and with only a slight chance of passing (the opponents), since the snow-covered course is only four meters wide. The best part is still to come: after a sharp right curve, (the athletes) enter a tunnel almost 100 meters long. All of a sudden, silence. Colorful „darkness“ – the tunnel is lit with multi-colored spotlights. The closer one reaches the tunnel’s exit with powerful thrusts, the louder the background noise gets. And then one enters the largest biathlon arena in Germany, perhaps even worldwide.