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22.03.2014
Austria’s Simon Eder Perfect in Oslo Pursuit
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Austria's Simon Eder won for the first time this season, shooting clean to take the men's 12.5K pursuit in 32;23.4. Russia's Alexander Loginov pulled away in the final loop from Sweden's Björn Ferry to claim second, 12.7 seconds back, while Ferry was 20.7 seconds back. Both men had a single penalty in the final standing stage.
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22.03.2014
Holmenkollen Pursuit to Anastasiya Kuzmina
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Olympic Sprint Champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won the final women's 10K pursuit of the season today in 30:29.1, with two penalties. Second went to Norway's Tora Berger, with four penalties, 41.8 seconds back. Russia's Olga Vilukhina finished third, with two penalties, 54 seconds back.
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21.03.2014
The Long Road from Pokljuka to Kontiolahti Video
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At the end of every World Cup, the wax trucks and equipment vans load their equipment and head off into the night to get to the next venue before the athletes arrive. Most of the time, the drives are 6-8 hours within central Europe, making for short efficient trips.
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21.03.2014
Reminiscing and Some Laughs with Björn and Sumi
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Among the group of more than 15 athletes who will end their careers this week are two of the real "characters" in the sport, Sweden's Björn Ferry and Austria's Christoph "Sumi" Sumann.
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20.03.2014
Jakov Fak Wins Holmenkollen Sprint
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Slovenia's Jakov Fak, with one penalty, won for the first time this season by taking the men's 10K sprint at Oslo's Holmenkollen Ski Stadium in 26:05.9. second went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev, who shot clean but finished 13.9 seconds back. Third went to the suddenly ageless Björn Ferry of Sweden who shot clean, but was .4 seconds behind Garanichev.
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20.03.2014
Holmenkollen Sprint to Darya Domracheva
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Darya Domracheva of Belarus overcame a single standing penalty to claim victory in the final World Cup sprint of the season, covering the soft 7.5K course in 22:18.8. Domracheva kept the retiring Tora Berger from the top of the podium in the final sprint of her career. Berger shot clean, but finished 10.7 seconds back. Third went to Susan Dunklee of the USA, who also shot clean, but finished 33 seconds behind Domracheva.
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19.03.2014
#ASKMARTIN@martinfkde Video
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An athlete's day is filled from start to finish with training sessions, rest, meals, team meeting and more. Somewhere, in between this, even the busiest athletes have time for other activities.
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19.03.2014
Oslo Preview Video with Klaus, Ole Einar, and Martin
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Two sprints, two pursuits and two mass starts sum up the next four days at Oslo's legendary Holmenkollen Ski Stadium. When the last man crosses the finish line in Sunday's afternoon's men's mass start, the 2013-14 E.ON IBU World Cup season will be over.
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18.03.2014
Oslo Holmenkollen...End of the Season
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The final E.ON IBU World Cup starts this Thursday here in Oslo. This city looks like much of Europe has this winter, bereft of snow. Last week, in Kontiolahti, there was still some snow in the forest and along the roads. Here, the snow is on the tracks, plus a few large grayish piles surrounding parking areas.
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16.03.2014
Kontiolahti Wrap-up Video: Kaisa, Johannes & Martin
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
Three competition days this week in Kontiolahti produced two winners and an seasonal title. Johannes Thingnes Boe and Kaisa Mäkäräinen were the only people to stand on top of the podium, each winning two sprints and a pursuit, a double hat trick seldom seen.
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