Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko praised the chances of Khanty-Mansiysk to spend in 2020 Biathlon World Championships.

"Competition in the world biathlon world terms is very high. We strongly support the Khanty-Mansiysk. This city was behind the promotion and development of biathlon in the country. It is necessary to remember and appreciate. I believe that all the chances to take the World Cup biathlon there, but you have to fight for it, "- said Mutko during a press conference in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Note that the Khanty-Mansiysk is preparing to file an application for the Biathlon World Championships in 2020.