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06.12.2014
Tiril Eckhoff Skis to Östersund Sprint Win
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Tiril Eckhoff's single penalty did not keep her from winning the women's 7.5K sprint this afternoon in Östersund. The Olympic Mass Start Bronze medalist finished in 21:35.5, putting her 4.6 seconds ahead of clean-shooting Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic. Third went to Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, with two penalties, 7.6 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer, who shot clean finished just 1.8 seconds behind Mäkäräinen, with Belarusian Darya Domracheva with one penalty, .1 seconds farther back in fifth place. Sixth went to Ukraine's Valj Semerenko, who also shot clean, 25.8 seconds back.
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06.12.2014
He’s Back… Fourcade Dominates Men’s Sprint!
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France's Martin Fourcade recovered in style today from his surprising 81st place finish in Wednesday's men's 20K individual, by winning the men's 10K sprint by 28.3 seconds over Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic. Jakov Fak of Slovenia finished third, 28.7 seconds back. All three men shot clean. Moravec's teammate, Michal Slesingr also shot clean in fourth place, 38.9 seconds back. Russian teammates Evgeniy Garanichev and Anton Shipulin finished fifth and sixth, 45 and 48.1 seconds back, with zero and one penalties, respectively.
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05.12.2014
A Roaring New Canadian Wax Truck
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A quick glance abound the team compound; the big trucks of Germany, Russia, Sweden and France dominate the scene. Then parked next to the Russian Truck is a customized Toyota pick-up truck with Alberta, Canada license plates sporting the unique logo, "Canadian Wax Tech Crew" and next to it; a big trailer sporting Florida plates and a panoramic shot of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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05.12.2014
Reallocation of IBU Cup 2
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Due to a lack of snow, Martell Italy informed the IBU that it will be unable to host IBU Cup 2 from December 12-14, 2014. Accordingly, the competitions scheduled for there have been reallocated to IBU Cup 3 in Obertilliach, Austria and IBU Cup 4 in Duszniki Zdrój, Poland.
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05.12.2014
Today’s Question: If Not a Biathlete, What Would You Be
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Biathlon is a full-time job that the athletes prepare for from a very young age, a true career choice. When asked the “what if question,” the answers came quickly. It is obvious, even the best biathletes have thought of a life beyond sports. See their answers to the Question of the Day: If Your Were Not a Biathlete, What Would You Be?
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04.12.2014
Victory in 15K for Domracheva
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus took an early lead in the women's 15K individual this evening in Östersund and never relinquished it. She claimed her 20th World Cup victory in 46:43.6 with two penalties. She finished 27.9 seconds ahead of Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, also with two penalties. Ukraine's Clean-shooting Valj Semerenko was third, 38.1 seconds back. Domracheva's teammate Nadezhda Skardino, with one penalty finished fourth, 2:04.3 back. Fifth went to Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic, with three penalties, 2:09.1 back. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand, with two penalties, finished sixth, 2:25.7 back.
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04.12.2014
Today’s Question: What Was Your Best Summer Memory?
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The women's 15K individual is at 17:15 CET today and the athletes are now focused on the competitive season. Earlier in the week, many of them shared their thoughts on a warmer time of the year, summer. There are some surprising answers to our Question of the Day: What was your best memory of the summer? Our video with the answers to the Question of the Day, "What Was Your Best Memory of This Summer?" follows.
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03.12.2014
Question of the Day: Your Best Memory from Last Season?
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As the new season starts, some of the top athletes reflected on last year during some short interviews this week. Over the coming days, these athletes: Martin Fourcade, Ole Einar Björndalen, Kaisa Mäkäräinen, Arnd Peiffer, Simon Eder, Anton Shipulin, Dominik Landertinger, Dmitry Malyshko, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Valj Semerenko, Johannes Boe, Franziska Hildebrand, Tiril Eckhoff and Darya Domracheva will offer their answers to the “Question of the Day.” Watch our video with today’s Question of the Day, “What was your best memory from last season?”
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03.12.2014
Svendsen Buries the 20K Field
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Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen's literally buried the other 100 men in tonight's men's 20K individual in Östersund. His typical strong performance on the tracks plus brilliant clean shooting on an evening when no one else could do the same resulted in a 53:25.6 victory. That put him 1:17.6 ahead of second place Serhiy Semenov of Ukraine with one penalty. Third went to Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic, also with a single penalty, 2:08.3 back.
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02.12.2014
Men’s 20K under the Lights: Course Video
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Sunday's mixed relay was just the appetizer for the next two nights of competition and the new BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon season. The Sunday competition offered a peek at many of the big names; most of whom as expected looked fit and in race shape. Over the next two evenings, those initial conclusions will be tested.
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