Bailey joked that biathlon in the US is only slightly inferior in popularity to the Superbowl
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HOCHFILZEN /Austria/, on February 16. /Spec. Q. TASS Artem Kuznetsov/. American biathlete Lowell Bailey, who won the first US victory at the world Championships, joked that his sport’s popularity is only slightly inferior to one of the most popular sporting events in the world the super bowl – the final match of the North American National football League (NFL). After the race he told TASS on the prospects of development of biathlon in his country.
Biathlete Bailey said that almost a year were preparing for a victorious race at the world Cup
Bailey won the individual race at the world Cup in Hochfilzen. Second place was taken by Czech Ondrej moravec, the top three was rounded out by Frenchman Martin Fourcade.
“Biathlon is only slightly inferior to the super bowl in popularity, Bailey said. – In fact, in the United States biathlon – growing sport . In the last four or five years, European broadcasters have started to show our competition on the Internet, what was the reason for the appearance in our country of a large number of biathlon fans. View, as reflected in the popularity of biathlon is my gold medal.”
“Yes, we have to Wake up at five in the morning to watch live streams, they’re unusual fans, but some of the most passionate fans in the world. In addition, in recent years, growing results and American skiers, which also affects the development of biathlon,” he added.
The last broadcast of the Superbowl looked 111,3 million Americans.