The IBU World Cup season will conclude in Oslo this weekend ©IBU

Germany's Laura Dahlmeier is braced to conclude the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup season in style as she is set to secure the women’s sprint, pursuit and mass start titles during the final event of the campaign in Oslo.

The 23-year-old has been in superb form throughout the 2016 to 2017 season, claiming five gold medals at last month's World Championships in Hochfilzen.

Dahlmeier has already sewn up the overall women's World Cup crystal globe and will compete for further glory in Oslo, with the event due to begin tomorrow.

Only a catastrophic performance, or if she registers a did not start, will prevent Dahlmeier from adding the sprint, pursuit and mass start crowns to her growing collection.

"The goal of the season was to do well at the World Championships, not the fight for the yellow bib, perhaps this took off a lot of pressure," said Dahlmeier.

"I wanted to get an individual gold and one with the team, but then it was like a dream and every race was just perfect.”

The main drama is likely to come in the men's mass start event as Germany's Simon Schempp will attempt to hold off the charge of Frenchman Martin Fourcade, the double Olympic champion.

Germany's Laura Dahlmeier will bid to conclude what has been a dominant season in style in Oslo ©IBU
Germany's Laura Dahlmeier will bid to conclude what has been a dominant season in style in Oslo ©IBU

Like Dahlmeier, Fourcade already has the overall title in the bag and has also sealed the sprint, pursuit and individual small globes.

But he trails the German by 22 points in the race for the overall mass start victory, although Schempp arrives in Oslo having suffered a recent bout of illness.

The event in Oslo will bring what has been a difficult season for the IBU to an end.

The 2016-17 campaign has been dominated by doping issues and their response to the McLaren Report, published in December.

Back in September, the IBU also caused controversy by awarding their World Championships to Tyumen in Russia - a decision which has since been reversed.

Action in Oslo gets underway with the men's and women's sprint races tomorrow, before the pursuit events come to the fore on Saturday (March 18).

The season will then officially draw to a close with the mass start races on Sunday (March 19).