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24.04.2015
IBU Press Release
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21.04.2015
IBU Press Release: Statement of AIOWF
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Statement of the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). AIOWF in its capacity as the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations representing seven Members of the SportAccord Association express its disagreement with the occasion and manner in which the opinions of the SportAccord President were expressed during the SportAccord General Assembly on 20th April. The AIOWF Members call for constructive dialogue between SportAccord and all stakeholders in the interests of the Olympic Movement.
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15.04.2015
New Coaching Staffs in Russia
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Just a year after installing new coaches for their World Cup teams, the board of the Russian Biathlon Union in consultation with the Ministry of Sport announced a new line-up for the coming season focusing on young coaches.
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24.03.2015
Season Wrap-up with Martin and Dasha
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The 2014-15 BMW IBU World Cup season ended today in Khanty Mansiysk, with Martin Fourcade and Darya Domracheva winning the big crystal globes signifying the World Cup Total Score title. Our “Season Wrap-up with Martin and Dasha” takes a quick look at these final competitions and the big winners at the end of the season.
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23.03.2015
What’s In Your Bag?
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This morning, just hours after the season-ending awards and party the whole biathlon World Cup circuit packed up and headed back to central Europe and Scandinavia from Khanty Mansiysk. It took four passenger charter flights and two huge cargo planes to get everyone and their equipment back home. If you ever wonder what some athletes carry on their winter-long odyssey, watch our final short video of the season to find out “What’s In Your Bag?”
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22.03.2015
Laura Dahlmeier Wins Mass Start
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Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier won the final competition of the 2014-15 season taking the women’s mass start in 35:08.2 today with clean shooting. Second went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, also shooting clean, 7.1 seconds back. Marie Dorin Habert, two-time World Champion finished third, with two penalties, 19.9 seconds back. Darya Domracheva of Belarus wearing the Yellow Bib sealed her first-ever World Cup Total Score title in fourth place, with two penalties, 28.9 seconds back. Fifth went to Italy’s Karin Oberhofer, with two penalties, 32 seconds back, while Franziska Preuss of Germany was sixth, with two penalties, 37.4 seconds back. Preuss wont the mass start discipline globe for the season.
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22.03.2015
End of Season Mass Start to Jakov Fak
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Slovenia’s Jakov Fak won the final mass start of the season today with clean shooting in 38:09.8. Second place went to local hero Anton Shipulin, with two penalties, 10.3 seconds back while Norway’s Tarjei Boe finished third, with one penalty, 12.5 seconds back. Fourcade Wins Total Score Despite finishing 20th today. Martin Fourcade won the World Cup Total Score for the fourth time. Simon Fourcade of France finished fourth, with two penalties, 32.5 seconds back with Austria’s Simon Eder, also with two penalties in fifth, 35.2 seconds back. Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France finished sixth, with one penalty, 36.2 seconds back.
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21.03.2015
Domracheva Comes Back to Win Pursuit
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus overcame a second prone stage penalty to win the women’s pursuit this evening, in 28:14.4, with one penalty. Laura Dahlmeier of Germany finished second, shooting clean, 15,7 seconds back, while her teammate Franziska Preuss was third, also shooting clean,. 15.9 seconds back. Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland finished fourth, with three penalties, 1:01.8 back. Her fourth place gave the Finn just enough points to claim the pursuit discipline globe by one point over Domracheva. Fifth place went to Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic, also with three penalties, 1:16.3 back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine finished sixth, with one penalty, 1:24.8 back.
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21.03.2015
First Career Victory for Nathan Smith
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Canada’s Nathan Smith won the men’s pursuit today in 32:04.9, with a single penalty giving him his first ever World Cup victory. This topped his second place Silver medal in last week’s IBU World Championships. Benedikt Doll of Germany had his second career podium in second place, with two penalties, 24 seconds back. Russia’s Anton Shipulin in a sprint through the final 200 meters took third place, with four penalties, 35.7 seconds back. Just behind Shipulin in fourth was Martin Fourcade, 40.3 seconds back also with four penalties. His fourth place sealed the World Cup total Score title for the fourth year in a row and also gave him the pursuit title. Fifth place went to Germany’s Daniel Boehm with two penalties, 49.2 seconds back, while his teammate Arnd Peiffer finished sixth, with three penalties, 58.1 seconds back.
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21.03.2015
Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air
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Last season was a typical Olympic year with many biathletes ending their careers after this quadrennial spectacle. Among those stepping away from active competition were three Olympic medalists: Bjorn Ferry, Christoph Sumann, and Marie Laure Brunet. This season, all three are embarking on new careers that include working as color commentators for World Cup Biathlon broadcasts for their home countries of Sweden, Austria and France. See how these biathlon stars adapted to their new profession in “Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air.”
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