UIPM 2022 Biathle-Triathle World Championships awarded to Machico (POR)
Portugal has won the right to host the UIPM 2022 Biathle-Triathle World Championships in Machico, on the island of Madeira.
The Portuguese Modern Pentathlon Federation (FPPM) formed a strong bid around the Atlantic Ocean venue after successfully staging the European Biathle-Triathle Championships immediately followed by a Global Laser Run City Tour.
The FPPM bid was successful against tough competition and its success demonstrates Portugal’s commitment to UIPM development sports since the 2nd UIPM Laser Run World Championships took place in Lisbon (POR) in 2017.
FPPM President Manuel Barroso said: “Madeira is the current Best Island Destination awarded by the World Travel Awards.
“As President of the Portuguese Federation I strongly trust we have found the perfect spot for the UIPM 2022 Biathle-Triathle World Championships to be held in Machico – we are aiming for the best competition ever!
“Our local partners are delighted with this nomination from UIPM and looking forward to show the visiting nations the beauty of the ‘Atlantic Pearl’ combining nature, culture, gastronomy and an astonishing venue for the event.”
Portuguese athletes will have the chance to shine in their own country
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “On behalf of the UIPM Executive Board I congratulate the Portuguese Modern Pentathlon Federation on the success of their bid to host the UIPM 2022 Biathle-Triathle World Championships in Machico.
“After such a long break from international competition in all UIPM Sports in 2020, we already saw during the UIPM 2021 Laser Run World Championships in Cairo that the appetite for competitions is very strong and the worldwide Biathle-Triathle community will be very excited about this news.”
UIPM Executive Board Member for Development Viacheslav Malishev said: “It was a difficult decision because we had strong and convincing bids from five countries from three continents, which indicates worldwide development and a growing interest in Biathle and Triathle.
“So far Portugal has successfully organised various UIPM competitions as well as the European Biathle-Triathle Championships so the local organisers are well acquainted with the process. I wish President Manuel Barosso and his team fruitful preparation and the delivery of a great event!”
The UIPM 2021 Biathle-Triathle World Championships will be the first instalment of the competition for two years and will take place in Weiden (GER) from August 25-29.