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17.03.2016
Khanty Sprint to Kaisa; Second Year in a Row
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen won today's 7.5K sprint, with one penalty in 20:42.3, taking the sprint title here for the second year in a row. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shot clean hit to finish second, 3.1 seconds back. Norway's Marte Olsbu matched Soukalova on the shooting range, to finish in a career-best third place, 4.8 seconds back.
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17.03.2016
Kryuko and Merkushyna Take IBU JOECH Titles
Copyright IBU/Harald Duebert
Viktar Kryuko of Belarus won the Gold medal in the men's 15K individual title at the IBU Junior Open European Championships this morning at Pokljuka. Ukraine's Anastasia Merkushyna won the women's 12.5K Gold medal later in the afternoon, shooting clean and crossing the finish line in 39:53.3.
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17.03.2016
Andi Birnbacher Retires…More Time for Family & Fishing
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Germany's Andi Birnbacher retired after the men's 20K last week in Oslo. It was fitting ending to a career that included 295 World Cup starts; Birnbacher had his first-ever World Cup win at the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium.
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16.03.2016
Best Shot from Oslo 2016
Copyright IBU/Vianney Thibaut
The IBU holds a photo contest every World Championships; each accredited photographer can send his/her best shot of the event. This year 47 photographers from 13 nations captured Oslo’s historic moments. The contest had 18 entries: an independent jury selected the top three photos. Photos were required to be high quality; they were judged on creativity and capacity to capture the right moment.
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16.03.2016
IBU Junior Cup 4 & JOECH in Pokljuka
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
28 federations with 97 men and 80 women registered for the last IBU Junior Cup 4 and Junior Open European Championships, this week at the traditional World Cup venue in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
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16.03.2016
Postcard from Siberia: Welcome to Khanty Mansiysk
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
A quick drive around Khanty Mansiysk reveals some of the sights including the mammoth statues, the spectacular Cathedral of the Resurrection and the endless frozen tundra just beyond the city limits. With the IBU World Championships over, the athletes are enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and ready for the final season-closing party on Sunday evening. This is the final postcard of the season, “Postcard from Siberia: Welcome to Khanty Mansiysk.”
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15.03.2016
Job Position: Head Coach for Finland
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The Finnish Biathlon Association is seeking head coach in Biathlon for 2016 – 2018 in Finland. There is the possibility after the first two years to agree also about the next two years period.
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15.03.2016
Editors Choice Khanty Mansiysk Preview
Copyright IBU/Manzoni/Tumashov
The final countdown to the end of the 2015-16 BMW IBU World Cup season starts on Thursday here in Khanty Mansiysk with the women's sprint; from that point it is all downhill until the final men's mass start next Sunday afternoon.
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13.03.2016
IBU World Champs Wrap-up with the Big Stars
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
This has been an amazing IBU World Championships, dominated by Martin, Marie, Laura, and Ole to name a few of the big stars. Every competition was a nail biter in some way, thrilling the fans in the stadium that was packed almost every day. It is hard to summarize 11 championship events but our “IBU World Champs Wrap-up with the Big Stars” hopefully has it all!
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13.03.2016
Johannes Wins Duel with Fourcade for Mass Start Gold
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
2015 World Sprint Champion Johannes Thingnes Boe is no 2016 Mass Start World Champion after winning a final in-the-stadium duel Martin Fourcade. Johannes and Fourcade both had a single penalty, but the young Norwegian finished in 37:05.1, 2.8 seconds ahead of the Yellow Bib. Ole Einar Björndalen who shot clean grabbed the Bronze medal, his fourth of these IBU World Championships.
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