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22.08.2016
Summer Biathlon WCH: Big Names and Returning Champs
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
This week's IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Otepää, Estonia will feature six returning individual champions from 2015, plus a group of World Cup stars that should make these 2016 Championships very competitive.
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17.08.2016
Canadians Find Summer Snow in New Zealand
Copyright IBU/Matthias Ahrens
Summer training usually means cycling, running, rollerskiing combo workouts and hiking in shorts and t-shirts. However for the past 3 weeks, the Canadian Eh! (A) Team has been bundled up like in winter gear, skiing on natural snow at New Zealand's Snow Farm in the Southern Alps.
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12.08.2016
Marte Olsbu: Almost a Graduate
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
How do you find time to study if you pursue a career of a top-level biathlete? Despite long training days, constant travel and the pressure of competitions, many biathletes manage to earn university degrees. Norway’s Marte Olsbu shared her recipe for success in biathlon and education: individual study, off-season exams and flexibility.
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10.08.2016
Maren Hammerschmidt: Fighting for Animal Rights
Copyright IBU/Private Archive
The 2015-16 season was a breakthrough year for Germany’s Maren Hammerschmidt, who had her first career podium in the Hochfilzen sprint; then adding another second place in the next day’s pursuit. “I cannot describe my feelings.” A Relay Bronze medal at the 2016 IBU WCH was the “Cherry on Top” of her big year. Most biathletes packed their bags for the beach at season’s end; Hammerschmidt caught the plane to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. She spent there five days, volunteering in one of the biggest dog shelters in the country.
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05.08.2016
Snack Time with Ole, Doro, Grete, Katja, and Friends
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Refueling your body is a crucial part of every training and competition day for biathletes; fast refueling means quicker recovery. Every athlete including Ole Einar Björndalen, Dorothea Wierer, Grete Gaim,and Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht has a personal favorite go-to-snack, which can range from a simple fruit to cookies to special recipes.
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04.08.2016
IBU Summer Biathlon WCH Coming to Otepää
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The 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships are coming to Otepää, Estonia August 26-28. Traditionally, the SBWCH mark the transition point of the year, from the old season to a new one that begins in just over three months.
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01.08.2016
The Three Musketeers of French Biathlon
Copyright IBU/Claude Family
It is hard to overestimate the role of family dynasties in sports, with traditions and lifestyles that continue from generation to generation. The world of biathlon is full of families including Anton Shipulin and Anastasiya Kuzmina, Simon and Martin Fourcade, Valja and Vita Semerenko. However the three Claude brothers, all competing in biathlon at the same time are unique.
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29.07.2016
Public Tender: IBU website relaunch
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Public tender for the relaunch of the website of the International Biathlon Union and the creation of its digital media platforms
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28.07.2016
Weronika Nowakowska: Time at Home, Twins on the Way
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
July usually means another trip to a training camp for Weronika Nowakowska and her Polish teammates. However, this July finds Nowakowska at home in Duzniki Zdrój, spending the afternoon visiting her grandmother and getting advice; the 30-year-old biathlete is expecting twin boys in mid-September."She always gives me advice; today it was, 'eat more since you are eating for three,' and of course she sent some food home with me!"
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26.07.2016
Hochfilzen 2017: “Topping Out” Ceremony and Countdown
Copyright IBU/Austrian Ski Federation
The Hochfilzen 2017 Organizing Committee held a "topping out" ceremony at their new main administrative building, the centerpiece for operations for the 2017 IBU World Championships next February. The five-story building which overlooks the finish area will house offices, data-timing workrooms, commentator cabins and the VIP stand.
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