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13.12.2014
Germany Wins Women’s Relay
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The German quartet of Luise Kummer, Franziska Hildebrand, Vanessa Hinz and Franziska Preuss won the women's 4 X 6K relay today, after taking the lead at the final standing stage. The German women had eight spare rounds to win in 1:11:40.4, with Belarus 21.1 seconds back with 10 spare rounds, and Czech Republic in third, 22.2 seconds back, with 9 spare rounds. Italy, Norway and Poland rounded out the top six in that order.
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13.12.2014
IBU Press Release
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This morning Gottlieb TASCHLER sent a personal written statement to the IBU Executive Board, which states the following:
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12.12.2014
Perfect Sprint Win for Johannes Boe
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Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe was perfect in a wire-to-wire win in today's men's 10K sprint in Hochfilzen. His clean shooting and superb skiing brought him a 24:34.9 victory, 14.3 seconds ahead of Germany's Simon Schempp. Third went to Schempp's teammate Andi Birnbacher was 3.6 seconds farther back. Both Germans shot clean. Local hero Dominik Landertinger also shot clean, but finished 22.5 seconds behind Boe. Slovenia's Jakov Fak had a single penalty, 22.9 seconds back in fifth, while the winner's older brother Tarjei was sixth, 26.7 seconds back with a perfect record on the shooting range.
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12.12.2014
Two in a Row; Mäkäräinen Wins Sprint
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen made it two wins in a row, taking the 7.5K sprint today in Hochfilzen to go with her pursuit victory last Sunday in Östersund. Mäkäräinen overcame a prone penalty with a fast final loop to claim the win in 20:55.6. She finished 10.45 seconds ahead of Italy's Karin Oberhofer, who shot clean. Oberhofer’s second place was a personal best; her previous best was 4th place in the Olympic Sprint at Sochi. Third went to Norway's Tiril Eckhoff, also with one penalty, 29.9 seconds back. Olga Podchufarova of Russia finished fourth, also with one penalty, 31.2 seconds back. Fifth went to Germany's Franziska Hildebrand, with one penalty, 36.9 seconds back. Her teammate Vanessa Hinz shot clean to finish in a personal best sixth place38.4 seconds back.
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12.12.2014
Hochfilzen Editor’s Choice Preview
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A small amount of fresh snow arrived in Hochfilzen on Thursday, making the stadium and surrounding forests look more wintery. That snow changed the conditions for the competitions today and over the weekend. "Hochfilzen Editor's Choice Preview" takes a look at the skiing and shooting range conditions that the athletes will face all weekend.
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11.12.2014
IBU Press Release
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The fight against doping and the protection of clean athletes is a top priority for the IBU. IBU is aware of the latest media reports regarding IBU Vice-President Gottlieb Taschler and his son. In the light of these reports, we will gather further facts to fully clarify the situation. At this stage we are not able to comment further, but will come back to you as soon as we have additional information
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11.12.2014
Up, Up and Away…Östersund to Hochfilzen
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The 1747 km trip from Östersund to Salzburg can take anywhere from 2 days by car and ferry to just 2.5 hours on a non-stop charter flight. On Monday morning, about 90 athletes and officials took the quick route on a charter flight, making for an easy, relaxing, and at times fun trip from Scandinavia to Salzburg. This was followed by a short car transfer to Hochfilzen; everyone arrived in time for a light training session that afternoon. Our video, "Up, Up and Away...Östersund to Hochfilzen" chronicles what happened on that trip.
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11.12.2014
Hochfilzen Preview: 2.5K Course Videos
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A little light snow fell in Hochfilzen today brightening up the background for training and making it look a bit more wintery. However, full winter has not yet come to the Pillerseetal, so there is but one loop for this weekend's competitions, 2.5K of snow trucked in from several locations in Austria. Today, Amanda Lightfoot of Great Britain gave us an inside look at that loop in her "Hochfilzen 2.5K Course Tour" Video.
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09.12.2014
Daily Question: Your Worst Memory of Last Season?
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Every athlete has 'those days" when things just do not go as planned. Some of the best biathletes in the world; Olympic Gold medalists and World Champions alike came up with an answer. Our Question of the Day today is: What was Your Worst Memory of Last Season?
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07.12.2014
Pursuit Win for Kaisa
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen won the women's 10K pursuit this afternoon, in 35:01.7, with three penalties. Ina close battle, Ukraine's Valj Semerenko finished .4 seconds ahead of Italy's Dorothea Wierer, both over 47 seconds behind the winner. Both women had four penalties. Fourth place went to Belarusian Darya Domracheva, with five penalties, 1:08.4 back. Fifth went to Slovenia's Teja Gregorin, with two penalties, 1:14.3 back. Sprint winner Tiril Eckhoff of Norway finished sixth, with seven penalties, 1:18.1 back.
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