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13.03.2014
Bogetveit and Nazarova Win Martell Sprints
Copyright IBU/ Leander Regensburger
Russia’s Valentina Nazarova won the last women’s sprint of the IBU Cup season in 22:56.1, with one penalty while Norway’s Haavard Bogetveit won the afternoon men’s sprint with one penalty in 26:01.3.
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12.03.2014
Spring IBU Cup in South Tyrol
Copyright IBU/ Olga Pitkouskaya
The last stage of the IBU Cup season will be held in sunny Martell in South Tyrol. The sun and warm temperatures above zero reminds the athletes that the spring is there and the winter season is almost over. Martell is one the few biathlon venues without snow problems this season; they have more than enough. Coaches at the shooting range currently stand about one meter above the athletes.
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11.03.2014
Springtime Biathlon in Kontiolahti
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
From the bitterly cold IBU YJWCH last week in the USA to the "so much snow that we do not know where to put it" of Pokljuka just two days ago to the minimal, melting snow here in Kontiolahti; this continues to be an odd winter.
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09.03.2014
Domracheva Dominates Pokljuka Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Olympic Mass Start Gold medalist Darya Domracheva of Belarus repeated won the first mass start after the OWG today in 36:16.4, with two penalties. Yesterday's pursuit winner, Kaisa Mäkäräinen also with two penalties finished 22.2 seconds back in second. Russia's Olga Zaitseva finished third with her best result since the opening week of this season, 35.9 seconds back with one penalty.
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09.03.2014
Victory Number Two for Ferry in Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Sweden's Bjorn Ferry won for the second time this week claiming the 15k mass start this morning in 35:19.3, 4.7 seconds ahead of France's Martin Fourcade, with Russia's Evegeny Ustyugov in third, 12.5 seconds back. All three men shot clean.
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08.03.2014
Snow, Snow, Everywhere Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
The E.ON IBU World Cup venues have battled the snow all winter, mostly trying to have a minimum of snow on the tracks and shooting range... and preserve it. However at Pokljuka, it has been just the opposite; they have been moving snow after the venue as deluged earlier this month.
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08.03.2014
Pokljuka Pursuit to Mäkäräinen
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen won the women's 10K pursuit with two penalties in 32:01.0, with second place going to Norway's Tora Berger, also with two penalties, 19.7 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer, with the first individual podium of her career finished third, with three penalties, 54.4 seconds back.
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08.03.2014
Shipulin Takes Pokljuka Pursuit
Copyright IBU/ Christian Manzoni
Russia's Anton Shipulin won men's 12.5K pursuit today at Pokljuka with one penalty in 31:02.1. Sprint winner Sweden's Bjorn Ferry finished 8.6 seconds back with two penalties, followed by Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen in third, also with two penalties, 27.2 seconds back.
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08.03.2014
IBU Press Release
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IBU Press Release Pokljuka, March 8, 2014
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07.03.2014
Double Gold for Germany in Junior Relays
Copyright IBU/Ross Burton
Germany's trio of Annika Knoll, Marie Heinrich, and Luise Kummer, with just four spare rounds won the Gold medal in the Junior Women's 3 x 6K relay today in 55:47.8. Russia won the Silver medal, with six spares, 25.7 seconds back, while Austria won the Bronze medal, with seven spare rounds, 35.2 seconds back.
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