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15.03.2014
The Kontiolahti Wall Preview with Dasha and Björn
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The spring-like weather continues in Kontiolahti, as much of the soft slushy snow turns to mush and then into big puddles of icy water.
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14.03.2014
IBU Press Release: IBU Athletes Committee Election
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Four athletes were elected to the IBU Athletes Committee by their fellow athletes during an election held last week at World Cup 7 in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
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13.03.2014
Kaisa Wins Hometown Sprint
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, hoping for a big crowd tonight got her wish with a packed stadium. She then proceeded to treat the crowd to a one-penalty win on her home course in 20:36.3. Russia's Olga Zaitseva shot clean and doubled the fun for the heavily Russian crowd with second place, 6.1 seconds back. Third place went to Mäkäräinen's teammate, Mari Laukkanen who shot clean and picked up a personal best and first podium of her career, 22.7 seconds back.
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13.03.2014
Kontiolahti Sprint to Johannes Thingnes Boe
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Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe shot clean to win for the third time in his career and the first time since December to take the 10K sprint in 23:33.2. Second place Martin Fourcade of France, wearing the Yellow Bib also shot clean but finished 7.1 seconds back, just .1 seconds ahead of Germany's Arnd Peiffer, with one penalty, the only man in the top 10 not to clean today.
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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
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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
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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
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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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