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14.02.2015
Peiffer Surprises to Win Oslo Sprint
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
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
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
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
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
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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12.02.2015
Oslo Course Tour with Martin Fourcade
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The tracks around the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium are legendary with a long history of great competitions in both biathlon and cross-country. To get a feel for what the athletes will face in the 3 days of competition this week, France’s double Olympic Gold medalist Martin Fourcade, toured the course yesterday with the GoPro. Hear his assessment of these tracks in our “Oslo Course Tour with Martin Fourcade.”
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11.02.2015
Team Great Britain: Single Mixed Relay Challenge
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Not every biathlon nation has a team large enough to compete in 2 mixed relays on the same day. Team Great Britain had to use two athletes in both relays in a bid to grab a few more Nations Cup points. Se how their day went in our video "Team Great Britain: Single Mixed Relay Challenge."
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11.02.2015
Oslo Editor’s Choice Preview with Susan and Katja
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
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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10.02.2015
From Winter in Nove Mesto to “Spring” in Oslo
Copyright IBU/jerry Kokesh
Sunday in Nove Mesto na Morave was winter at its best/worst, with the heavy snow, gale-force winds and brisk cold temperatures. Yet this week in Oslo may look like winter but feel more like spring.
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08.02.2015
Nove Mesto Wrap-up with Kaisa, Dasha and Jakov
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This weekend in Nove Mesto na Morave was quite a show with over 100,000 wildly enthusiastic spectators in three days; a 3-day biathlon record for a World Cup. The weather was great for 2 days and completely fell apart today. Still the athletes had some great competitions and enjoyed this special place. In our “Nove Mesto Wrap-up with Kaisa, Dasha and Jakov,” three of the stars talk about the atmosphere and the competitions.
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