NEWS
 
25.05.2016
Back in Business: First Training Camps Home and Away
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Most athletes have been getting back into the training routine at home over the past couple of weeks. Now, they are getting back in business with the first official training camps preparing for the 2016-17 season. These first camps are mostly about volume training, restarting the shooting program with slow-fire shooting for accuracy; basic preparation for the hard summer months to come.
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23.05.2016
Medvedtsev to Coach Russian Women; Guzik Surgery
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The Russian Biathlon Union recently announced its coaching staffs for the coming season that included Valeriy Medvedtsev as Women's Head Coach, replacing Sergei Konovalov.
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23.05.2016
EBU and IBU Sign Exclusive Media Rights Agreement
Copyright  IBU/Ernst WUKITS
From left to right: Dr.Klaus LEISTNER-IBU, Anders BESSEBERG-IBU, Stefan KUERTEN-EBU, Ingolfur HANNESSON Bildquelle: ©by IBU/Ernst WUKITS
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18.05.2016
Scott Dixon: Funding a Biathlon Dream
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Funding is not a huge issue for many of the best biathletes in the world. Their income comes from a variety of sources including prize money, institutional support (government, federation, military or NOC) and sponsor support. Many nations practice an “all inclusive” system, where the federation government or Sports Ministry of Sport pays for camps, travel expenses, and team staff.
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13.05.2016
Gabriela Soukalova, Marries Petr Koukal
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World Cup Total Score winner and multi-Olympic medalist Gabriela Soukalova married her long-time boyfriend Petr Koukal in an afternoon ceremony at the unfinished gothic Church in Panenský Týnec in the Czech Republic's Central Bohemian Mountains near the town of Zichovec.
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10.05.2016
New Norwegian Shooting Coach: Siegfried Mazet
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The Norwegian Biathlon Association announced their World Cup coaching staffs for the coming season this afternoon in Oslo, with big changes coming on the men's team. Long-time French Coach Siegfried Mazet takes over as shooting coach and will work alongside cross-country specialist Egil Kristiansen who will direct physical training.
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09.05.2016
It Takes a Team to Win…More Crystal Globes
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova dominated the Crystal Globe hunt winning nine of the ten possible individual titles. Likewise two teams, Norway and Germany dominated the relays and Nations Cup competitions that depended not on a single individual but a team effort. With five Crystal Globes up for grabs, Norway went home with three titles while Germany won two.
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03.05.2016
IBU Press Release
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Subject: Lifting provisional suspension in case of Mr. Eduard Latypov RUS
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02.05.2016
Tomáš Fusko New Slovak Biathlon President
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Interim Slovak Biathlon President Tomáš Fusko was elected as the fifth president of the Slovak Biathlon Association on Saturday at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Banska Bystrica. He had served as the interim president since last October, when then-President Ján Hyža was recalled by the Association Presidium.
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28.04.2016
Coaching Carousel: Alfred Eder Back to Belarus and More
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The return to training is just around the corner in early May and the coaching carousel continues to spin towards the new season. Alfred Eder, after sitting out last season is returning to coach the Belarusian women's team. At the same time, new coaches are stepping onto the scene in France and Finland.
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