Latvijas Biatlona federācija sadarbībā ar Madonas novada pašvaldību 2021. gada 1. - 7. februārī Sporta un atpūtas bāzē "Smeceres sils" rīkos IBU Eiropas čempionātu biatlonā junioriem.
IBU Sports Director Felix Bitterling commented:
"Drafting competition calendars is always a balancing act between choosing the best venues from the applications and at the same time reducing travel times for the teams as much as possible. Our goal is to guarantee high-class events with the well-established Organizing Committees as well as to develop additional organizers together with the repsective National Federations. Thus, there are two new venues in the World Cup calendar with Otepää (EST) and Minsk-Raubichi (BLR) and the venues of Haanja (EST) and Madona (LAT) will host an IBU Junior Cup for the first time. We have also boosted reactivated hosts by awarding the Open European Championships 2022 to Arber (GER) and the Youth and Junior World Championships to Soldier Hollow (USA).