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13.03.2015
The Magic behind the Targets
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The shooting range here in Kontiolahti has 30 targets like every other range on the BWW IBU World Cup Biathlon circuit. These 30 targets are very close to home as they were produced just 30 km from here by the family-owned Suomen Biathlon Oy. The Kurvinen family started building mechanical biathlon targets way back in 1979 and now equips biathlon ranges around the world with either mechanical of electronic versions. Our Video “The Magic behind the Targets” explores how these targets work and offers insight into what the athlete sees when he looks at them from 50 meters away.
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13.03.2015
Martin Fourcade…Lucky with Life & Lunch at Chez Martin
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Last night, multiple Olympic and World Champion Martin Fourcade won his sixth individual World Championship title. This past summer, relaxing at his home in the mountain village of Villard de Lans, France he reflected on his career, goals and life in this wide-ranging biographical interview video, "Martin Fourcade...Lucky with the Life I Have." He also showed off his cooking skills in a second video from this summer, “Lunch at Chez Martin.”
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12.03.2015
Gold in 20K for Martin Fourcade
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Martin Fourcade of France took the lead after the final standing stage in the men's 20K individual this evening to win the Gold medal in 47:29.4, with a single penalty. The Silver medal went to Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen, who shot clean but finished 20.9 seconds back. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic won his second medal of these Championships, claiming the Bronze, 40.5 seconds back with one penalty. Moravec won a Gold medal in the mixed relay last week. Fourcade's brother Simon finished fourth, shooting clean but 45.7 seconds back. Fifth place went to Sergey Semenov of Ukraine, with one penalty, 56 seconds back. Sixth went to Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen, with one penalty, 1:12.1 back.
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12.03.2015
Breakfast for Biathletes is…
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Everyone kick starts their day differently, but for top biathletes, it always breakfast and that one special thing that gets the day off to a perfect start. The results of our quick survey one morning this week are in “Breakfast for Biathletes is…”
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11.03.2015
Yurlova Stuns Field; Wins 15K Gold
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Ekaterina Yurlova of Russia stunned the big stars of biathlon by starting near the end of the competition, shooting clean and winning Gold in the women's 15K individual in 41:33.2. It was her first podium and first victory in the 30-year-old's career. Her previous best was a fifth place in the Pokljuka mass start in the 2012-13 season. The Silver medal went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, with one penalty, 23.2 seconds back. Local hero Kaisa Mäkäräinen claimed Bronze, with two penalties, 24.4 seconds back. Dorothea Wierer of Italy finished fourth, with one penalty, 24.8seconds back, while Daria Virolaynen of Russia finished fifth, with one penalty, 37.9 seconds back. Laura Dahlmeier of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 40.5 seconds back.
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11.03.2015
Summer Afternoon in Minsk with Dasha
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One of the favorites in today’s women’s 15K individual is Darya Domracheva, whose home is in Minsk, Belarus. Although she does not spend as much time at home as she would like, Domracheva truly enjoys being in this city of 2 million people. On a clear September afternoon, the triple Olympic Champion drives around the city, does a little skating, and talks about her life in our video, “Summer Afternoon in Minsk with Dasha.”
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10.03.2015
Postcard from Kontiolahti
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This year's IBU World Championships are being held in an area well known for outdoor winter activities: Kontiolahti in Finland's North Karelia region. It lies 440 km northeast of Helsinki in an area dotted with lakes and tall pine forests.
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09.03.2015
What Do You Do on Race Day?
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Every athlete has their own plan to prepare for a competition; some run or bike, some sleep. Take a quick look at what athletes like Darya Domracheva, Simon Fourcade and Arnd Peiffer do to get ready for a World Championships competition in “What Do You Do on Race Day?”
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09.03.2015
Marie Dorin Habert: “Baby on Board” and “At Home” Video
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Probably the biggest surprise of these 2015 IBU World Championships so far is the two victories of France’s Marie Dorin Habert. About a year ago, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Daughter Adele was born in late September. The new mother was back at the shooting range shortly after. She returned to competition at Oberhof and now is a double World Champion. Last June, Biathlonworld TV caught up with her at a training camp and a few days later at her home in Villard de Lans. Our video “Marie Dorin Habert: Baby on Board!” is about her training while pregnant. The second video “At Home…with Marie Dorin Habert” is a biographical piece where she talks about her early days in biathlon and her long-term goals. Dorin Habert’s road to Gold is definitely a unique story in our sport!
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08.03.2015
Pursuit Win Means Double Gold for Marie
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Marie Dorin Habert who had her first ever career victory in last night's World Championship sprint doubled up her win total today by winning the women's 10K pursuit title. She led from wire-to-wire and won the Gold medal in 30:07.5 with three penalties. The Silver medal went to Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, with two penalties, 15.3 seconds back. Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak won her second medal of the week, taking Bronze, with three penalties, 31.6 seconds back. Clean-shooting Ekaterina Shumilova of Russia finished fourth, 48.6 seconds back. Fifth went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, with one penalty, 58 seconds back. Franziska Hildebrand of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 1 minute back. Yellow Bib wearing Darya Domracheva of Belarus finished seventh, with two penalties, 1:04.5 back. The women had similar conditions to the men, which made shooting much easier than in the sprint
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