The IBU executive board moved to suspend its Russian and Belarusian members one week after the World Cup season ended.
Here's a glimpse into what Biathlon is, what makes it tick and how it unfolds.
The Biathlon Integrity Unit said Ustyugov will lose the gold medal he won in the 15-kilometer mass start race at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and his relay bronze from the same year, subject to confirmation from the International Olympic Committee.
International Biathlon Union bans two Russian athletes for doping based on computer data from Moscow laboratory
The International Biathlon Union has prioritized clearing up older Russian cases as its own conduct comes under scrutiny after raids from Austrian officials
Germany's double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announces retirement at 25 after struggling with health issues
Dahlmeier has won seven world championship gold medals, and last year in Pyeongchang she became the first female biathlete to win both the sprint and the pursuit at the same Olympics
In the Google doodle, the athletes can be seen gliding down the snow with full gusto on their respective sporting gears.
Darya Domracheva, a former KGB agent, scripted history at the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang by becoming the first female biathlete to win four Olympic gold medals.
Winter Olympics 2018: Martin Fourcade eyeing 2nd biathlon gold and other things to watch out for on Day 6
The weather has played havoc with the Olympic skiing programme with three events rescheduled for Thursday, meaning nine golds will be on offer — equalling the single-day record set in Turin on 18 February 2006.
As per today's Google Doodle, we join action later in the day as Archer, the archerfish takes the stage to compete in the 'spit-n-swim' event.
Fourcade was already France's most decorated winter Olympian prior to the race, and brought his tally to five medals overall including three golds.
The 24-year-old Dahlmeier said she ran "for her life" to finish ahead of Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina, who narrowly beat France's Anais Bescond for the silver in blustery Pyeongchang.
Winter Olympics 2018: Sara Takanashi aims for ski jumping gold, biathlete Martin Fourcade could add to silver on Day 3
Sara Takankshi, Martin Fourcade are among the stars lining up to grab the Pyeongchang spotlight on Day 3. Take a look at five events to watch out for at the Winter Olympics on Monday.
Winter Olympics 2018: Five medals up for grabs on Day 1 as unified Korean ice hockey team make debut
The joint women's ice hockey team will take on Switzerland in a preliminary match on Saturday while gold medals are on offer in cross country skiing, biathlon, speed skating, short track speed skating and ski-jumping.
Biathlon is the combination of two sports into one race: cross-country skiing and shooting. Here's all you need to know about biathlon, one of the sports at Winter Olympics.
Winter Olympics 2018: From Lindsey Vonn to Martin Fourcade, athletes to watch out for at Pyeongchang
Around 3,000 competitors will take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Take a look at some of the big names who are expected to shine.
The Russian sports ministry is to lead an investigation into the death of a biathlete who collapsed and died during a race at the weekend, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko told Reuters on Monday.