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09.01.2016
First Victory of Season for Simon Eder
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Austria’s Simon Eder had a single penalty and held off fast-finishing Martin Fourcade of France to claim his first win of the new season in today’s men’s pursuit. Eder’s 33:19.1 for the 12.5K course was just 4.2 seconds ahead of Fourcade, who had two penalties. Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic, one of only two men to shoot clean, finished third, 5.1 seconds back.
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09.01.2016
Iakushova and Claude Take IBU Cup Sprints at NMNM
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Florent Claude of France and Olga Iakushova of Russia won the first sprints at IBU Cup 4 in Nove Mesto na Morave. Both winners had a single penalty. Claude covered the 10K course in 24:48.6, while Iakushova's time for the women's 7.5K was 21:02.1.
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09.01.2016
Course Tour; Winning the Weather Battle in Ruhpolding
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Back on December 27, it was decided to relocate World Cup 4 to Ruhpolding, after Oberhof had to relinquish its dates to warm weather and lack of snow. On very short notice, the Ruhpolding OC was able to arrange housing for the teams, accommodate the spectators and most importantly, cover the tracks at the Chiemgau Arena with a more than adequate blanket of snow.
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08.01.2016
Hildebrand’s Sprint Win Thrills German Crowd
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Franziska Hildebrand of Germany won the women’s sprint today in 19:46.5 seconds, going 10-for-10 on the shooting range. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic and Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland both matched Hildebrand on the range, but finished .3 and 2.3 seconds back, respectively.
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08.01.2016
Johannes Thingnes Boe Leads Norwegian Sprint Sweep
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Clean-shooting Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won the men’s sprint today in 21:57.5. His brother Tarjei hit all ten targets and finished second, a mere 3 seconds back. Third went to their teammate Emil Hegle Svendsen, who finished 7.6 seconds back, matching the Boe brothers on the shooting range.
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08.01.2016
IBU Cup 4: Back to Nove Mesto
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, is hosting the first IBU Cup in 2016, which starts tomorrow with sprint competitions. The most recent IBU Cup was held on this WCH and WC venue back in the 2010-11 biathlon season.
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06.01.2016
Relocation of IBU Cup 5 to Ridnaun/ITA
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Today, after a sport technical evaluation, it was decided to relocate IBU Cup 5 that was initially planned to be held in Duzniki Zdrój from January 13-17 2016 due to the lack of snow and warm weather conditions to Ridnaun,Italy in the same time period.
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06.01.2016
A New Year; Three Big World Cups Ahead
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Every athlete and fan hope that 2016 brings more than just more great competitions, but the one ingredient that was severely lacking during December 2015: snow! Whether or not that while stuff falls from the skies is a big question mark, especially in the coming days. Still these next three BMW IBU World Cup biathlons are traditionally some of the biggest events of the season outside of the IBU World Championships and this year should be no exception.
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06.01.2016
Video: Your Favorite Biathlete; Not Yourself?
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Every aspiring athlete has a hero or a role model. At the same time, the top biathletes in the world all have their favorites; some competing against them every week and some now retired. Some stars of today reveal their personal favorite biathlete in “Daily Question: Who is Your Favorite Biathlete, Not Yourself?”
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27.12.2015
Relocation of World Cup 4 to Ruhpolding
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Today, after a sport technical inspection in Ruhpolding, it was decided that both BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 4 and BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 5 will be held in Ruhpolding.
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