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15.02.2015
♥Gabi, Lowell, Jean Gui, & Friends; It’s in His Kiss
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After a day of sprints, not many athletes were out celebrating Valentine's Day in Oslo, since there were relays ahead on Sunday. Still, the holiday was a good reason for a bit of fun, led by Gabriela Soukalova, Lowell Bailey and Jean Guillaume Beatrix and a dozen other biathletes. Gabi starts singing "It's in His Kiss" and then the fun begins in the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Dining Room. Gabriela Soukalova Sings, "It's in the Kiss" Our Video "Gabi, Lowell, Jean Gui, & Friends "It's in the Kiss" tells the whole story of a biathlon Valentine's Day in Oslo. Lots of special thanks for this video to to Dasha and the Belarusian women's team, Elisa Gasparin and her Swiss teammates and Amanda Lightfoot, plus obviously Gabriela, Lowell and Jean Guillaume for their time and talent!
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15.02.2015
Oslo Editor’s Choice Wrap-up with Martin, Kaisa & Arnd
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The stadium atmosphere in Oslo was more reserved than in Nove Mesto na Morave last week, but there were still six great competitions; the last ones before next month's IBU WCH.
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15.02.2015
Shipulin Brings Russian Men Relay Win
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Anton Shipulin took control of the men's relay form Germany's Simon Schempp in the final 50 meters to seal the victory with his teammates Evgeniy Garanichev, Maxim Tsvetkov and Dmitry Malyshko in 1:16:16.6, with one penalty and five spare rounds. Second place Germany used just six spares but finished .5 seconds back. Third place went to Austria, also with six spares, but 50.9 seconds back. Czech Republic finished fourth, with Canada in fourth and France in sixth place.
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15.02.2015
Third Relay Win for Czech Women
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The Czech Republic's women's relay team of Eva Puskarcikova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jitka Landova, and Veronika Vitkova won their third relay of the season in 1:11:10.9, with five spare rounds. Second went to Italy, 28.3 seconds back with just two spares, while France took third place, 45.9 seconds back, also with five spare rounds. Germany finished fourth, with Russia in fifth and Ukraine in sixth.
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14.02.2015
Peiffer Surprises to Win Oslo Sprint
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Germany's Arnd Peiffer surprised the field today with his clean shooting and a brilliant last loop to win the men's 10K sprint in 24:57. Martin Fourcade of France finished second, 3.3 seconds back while Russia's Anton Shipulin finished third, 15.4 seconds back. All of the men in the top six shot clean today. Fourth went to Peiffer's teammate Andi Birnbacher, 18.5 seconds back while Norway's Lars Helge Birkeland finished fifth, 19.1 seconds back. France's Quentin Fillon Maillet finished sixth, 27.4 seconds back.
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14.02.2015
Oslo Sprint Perfection for Domracheva
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus had one of those perfect days when the targets dropped and the skis flew over the soft snow giving her the victory in the women's sprint in 20:35.7. Germany's Laura Dahlmeier also shot clean but finished second, 14.3 seconds back. Third went to France's Marie Dorin Habert, with one penalty, 29.9 seconds back. This was Dorin Habert's first podium of the season, having given birth to her daughter last September. Yellow Bib to Domracheva Kaisa Mäkäräinen finished 24th with three penalties, 1:07.3 back and relinquished the Yellow Bib to Domracheva, in this final individual competition before the IBU WCH next month. Fourth went her teammate Anais Bescond, who shot clean but was 2.7 behind Dorin Habert. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, with one penalty was fifth, 35.6 seconds back while Dorothea Wierer of Italy was sixth, with one penalty, 48.9 seconds back.
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13.02.2015
Postcard from Oslo
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Oslo is a city of many faces from the harbor at the top of the Oslo fjord and the Royal Palace to the dynamic Holmenkollen Ski Stadium. It is the only BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon venue in a major city which adds to the uniqueness of this week's competitions. Enjoy our quick look around the city in or "Postcard from Oslo."
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12.02.2015
Fourcade Flawless in 20K Victory
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France's Martin Fourcade confirmed his return to form with a clean-shooting victory in the men's 20K in 51:26.8 this afternoon. His victory today was his first since the January 11 mass start win in Oberhof. Second place went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev, 14.2 seconds back, with Ukraine's Sergey Semenov, in third, 48.8 seconds back. Both Garanichev and Semenov shot clean. Jakov Fak of Slovenia finished fourth, with two penalties, 1:36.6 back, with Switzerland's Benjamin Weger in fifth, with clean shooting, 1:47.5 back and Johannes Thingnes Boe in sixth, with one penalty, 1:55.7 back.
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12.02.2015
Confident Kaisa Dominates 15K; Wire-to Wire Win
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen was never out of the lead in this morning's 15K individual, shooting clean and winning in 43:54.8. Second went to Darya Domracheva of Belarus, with one penalty, 1:18.3 back. Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic shot clean but finished third, 1:20.9 back. The women in fourth through sixth places all shot clean, with Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier in fourth, 2:28.2 back, Poland’s Monika Hojnisz in fifth place, 2:1.5 back, while Juliya Dzhyma of Ukraine finished sixth, 3:20.4 back.
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11.02.2015
Oslo Editor’s Choice Preview with Susan and Katja
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The three competition days this week will be the final tune-up before next month's IBU WCH. The biggest test this week will probably be Thursday's women's 15K and the men's 20K competitions.
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