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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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13.03.2016
Runaway Victory for Dorin Habert in Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
France's Marie Dorin Habert, fueled by clean shooting led from start to finish, leaving her rivals in the dust to claim her third Gold medal of these Championships, taking the mass start crown in 35:28.5. Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, with one penalty won the Silver medal, 7.3 seconds back. Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen matched Dahlmeier on the shooting range, but finished with the Bronze medal, 8.1 seconds back.
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13.03.2016
Russia Dominates Relays in Martell
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
The Russian team of Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Shcherbinina, Semen Suchilov and Alexey Slepov won the mixed relay finishing with almost a minute gap from the rivals! They used twelve spare rounds and crossed the finish line in 1:17:09.6. A few hours later, their teammates Galina Nechkasova and Yuriy Shopin doubled up for Russia, taking the single mixed relay with one penalty in 38:38.9.
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12.03.2016
Norwegian Men Mine Relay Gold; Match Women
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The Norwegian team of Ole Einar Björndalen, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Thingnes Boe and Emil Hegle Svendsen matched their female counterparts, who won yesterday by taking the Gold medal in the men's relay today. Their winning time of 1:13:16.8, with six spare rounds was 11.5 seconds ahead of the Silver medal German team, with five spare rounds. The Canadians won the Bronze medal, also with five spare rounds, 23.4 seconds back.
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