A Big Season for Russian Juniors Streltsov and Porshnev
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Consistent hard work is the key to success for any athlete hoping to reach the highest level in any sport. However, not every sport provides the opportunity for young athletes to compete and gain experience against their international peers on a regular basis. Yet in biathlon, the newly created IBU Junior Cup fills this gap with a program comparable to the World Cup and IBU Cup. These competitions give the brightest stars of the future international experience at the highest level, taking them one step closer to the "big-time" World Cup and major championships. Two young Russian men Kirill Streltsov and Nikita Porshnev were among the brightest stars last season in the IBU Junior Cup.
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Canadian Women’s “#Wine Camp” with a French Flair
Copyright IBU/Rosanna Crawford
A guest suite at teammate's family home in Canadian wine country, good road cycling, roller skiing, running trails, and a new training partner, France's Anais Bescond were all the ingredients necessary for the Canadian women to dub their second training camp of the season, #winecamp. The idea for the now-annual camp in Kelowna, British Columbia came during the 2015 IBU WCH. According to Rosanna Crawford, "Coach Roddy Ward, Julia Ransom and I were talking about summer training and Julia said, "Let's have a training camp at my place!"
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New Training Complex for French Team at Premanon
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The French Team started their annual two-week training camp last week at the National Training Center in Premanon just as the federation opened the new Nordic Pavilion built especially for the disciplines of biathlon, cross-country and Nordic combined.
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Tragic Accident; Biathlon Family Rallies to Tisyeyeva
Copyright IBU/Snizhana Tisyeyeva
Biathlon is a special kind of sport where the battles on the track end at the finish line; after that, everyone is part of a big sport family which is always there with help and support.
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Justine Braisaz: My Summer in Nepal
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Before heading to the training camp with French team Justine Braisaz, spent two weeks in Nepal on a volunteer mission, living with a Nepalese family, teaching English to small children at school and working at rehabilitation center. This trip turned out to be a life-changing experience for the 19-year-old biathlete.
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Press Release: World Championships Bids 2020 and 2021
At the 12th Regular IBU Congress 2016, taking place September, 1-4 in Chisinau-Moldova, the Congress delegates will decide about the hosts of the IBU Biathlon World Championships in 2020 and 2021.
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Erlend Slokvik Elected President of Norwegian Biathlon
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The Norwegian Biathlon Association (NSSF) elected Erlend Slokvik as its new President at the NSSF Congress the last weekend in May. Slokvik is no newcomer to biathlon, coaching starting in 2002, after a successful career in ski-orienteering, where he won World Championships Relay Bronze medals in 1988 and 1990. He then was Head Coach of the Norwegian ski-orienteering team, before moving to biathlon. He has worked in the Norwegian Olympic Committee and was NSSF Vice-president for the past eight years, actively working on the Organizing Committee for this year’s IBU WCH in Oslo.
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Retirement for Alexander Os…and More Athletes
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The end of May saw another biathlete Norway's Alexander Os added to the list of retirements this spring.
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Back in Business: First Training Camps Home and Away
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Most athletes have been getting back into the training routine at home over the past couple of weeks. Now, they are getting back in business with the first official training camps preparing for the 2016-17 season. These first camps are mostly about volume training, restarting the shooting program with slow-fire shooting for accuracy; basic preparation for the hard summer months to come.
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Medvedtsev to Coach Russian Women; Guzik Surgery
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The Russian Biathlon Union recently announced its coaching staffs for the coming season that included Valeriy Medvedtsev as Women's Head Coach, replacing Sergei Konovalov.
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