UBB is the General sponsor of the upcoming Open European Biathlon Championship in Bankso next week
12 February 2013
The Bank provides additional cash bonuses for medal of the Bulgarian athletes
From 18 to 26 February 2013 Bansko will host the Open European Biathlon Championship, which will be held with the general sponsorship of United Bulgarian Bank (UBB). UBB provides additional cash bonuses for the Bulgarian biathletes who win medals from the races - respectively 4000 leva for gold, 3000 for silver and 2000 for bronze medal. This was announced today at a press conference just a week before the start of the Old Continents’ biathlon championship. Ekaterina Dafovska, president of Bulgarian Biathlon Federation, Svilen Neykov, minister of physical education and sports, Anka Kostova, PR and Sponsorship manager at UBB and a representative of one of the companies that support the championship took part in the press conference.
"In recent years we do everything possible to improve the sports facilities across the country. Our goal is to provide a venue, where we can welcome high-class races such as the Open European Biathlon Championship. The ministry provided 600,000 leva for the conduction of the championship, whereas we hope we will demonstrate a very high level of organization," the minister Svilen Neykov said. He is also the Honorary President of the Organizing Committee of the championship.
"UBB believed in the biathlon and the people who run the federation. We are proud the Bulgarian biathletes become better and better. It is an exceptional privilege for our country to host the Open European Championships and we are happy to be able to support this success," Anka Kostova, PR and Sponsorship manager at UBB said.
Almost 400 athletes from 35 countries will take part in the race at "Banderitsa" stadium. At the race Bulgaria will be with a full quota of players. The biathletes will compete for medals in five disciplines - individual, sprint, pursuit, mixed relay and relay.
BNT1 and Eurosport will broadcast live the most interesting races from the championship - sprint and pursuit for men and women. The sprints for men and women will be held on February 23 (Saturday), respectively at 10:30 and 15:00. Pursuit is on the following day, whereas the start for men is scheduled at 12:00 and that for women in 15:45.
February 19, 2013
19:30 - Official Opening
February 20, 2013
10:00 - 12.5 km Individual, girls
13:00 - 15 km Individual, youth
February 21, 2013
10:00 - 15 km Individual, women
13:00 - 20 km Individual, male
February 22, 2013
10:00 - 7.5 km Sprint, girls
13:00 - 10 km Sprint, youth
February 23, 2013
10:30 - 10 km Sprint men
15:00 - 7.5 km Sprint Women
February 24, 2013
11:00 - 12.5 km Pursuit, youth
12:00 - 12.5 km Pursuit, men
14:30 - 10 km Pursuit, girls
15:45 - 10 km Pursuit, women
February 25, 2013
11:00 - 2x6 + 2x7.5 km Mixed Relay, Women, Men
February 26, 2013
10:00 - 4x7.5 km Relay, Men
13:00 - 4x6 km Relay, Women