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04.03.2012
Gold Number Two for Martin Fourcade
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Martin Fourcade of France won his second Gold medal of these Championships today by taking the men’s 12.5K pursuit in 33:39.4, with four penalties. Sweden’s Carl Johan Bergman won the Silver medal, 5.2 seconds back with two penalties. Bronze went to Russia’s Anton Shipulin, with one penalty, 22.1 seconds back.
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04.03.2012
Postcard from Ruhpolding Video
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Ruhpolding is the center of the biathlon universe from now until March 11, transforming what is normally a quiet Bavarian village into a bustling mix of sport and celebration.
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03.03.2012
Sprint Title to Martin Fourcade
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France’s Martin Fourcade claimed his first Sprint World Championship today in 24:18.6 with two penalties. The Silver medal went to Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway, also with two penalties, 15.1 seconds back. Third went to clean-shooting Carl Johan Bergman of Sweden, 17.7 seconds back.
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03.03.2012
“Ruhpolding Shooting Range Analysis” Video
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Thursday’s mixed relay was a perfect example of how the outcome of a competition is affected by one shooting stage. Germany was in the lead when Arnd Peiffer came in for his standing stage. The normally on-target Peiffer struggled, eventually earning an unwanted visit to the penalty loop.
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02.03.2012
Ruhpolding Video Course Tour
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The courses in Ruhpolding for these 2012 IBU World Championships have been modified since last year’s World Cup; made a bit “more comfortable” according to IBU Assistant RD World Cup Borut Nunar, who skied the over the 2.5K yesterday morning.
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01.03.2012
Spectacular Opening Ceremonies
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For anyone within a reasonable distance of Ruhpolding, there was only one place to be on Wednesday evening; at Champions Park for the spectacular IBU World Championships Opening Ceremonies.
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29.02.2012
Fast Skis for a Fast Biathlete Video
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“Victory goes to the swiftest” is how the old saying goes, but they were not talking about biathlon. The fastest biathlete with bad skis has little or no chance to be on the podium, let alone on the top rung. The best skis, with the perfect preparation are crucial to success on the tracks.
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29.02.2012
It All Begins with …the Mixed Relay
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The 2012 IBU World Championships officially kick off this evening with the opening Ceremonies in Champions Park. However, for the teams, these Championships begin tomorrow at 15:30 CET with the mixed relay. The first Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be draped around the necks of the top three teams later that evening.
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28.02.2012
Ruhpolding Training and Faces Video
Copyright IBU/ Jerry Kokesh
Today’s unofficial training for both men and women means countdown clock ticks away for them just as it does for the fans. Unofficial training is always two days before the first competition, with Official Training always the day before the first competition.
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28.02.2012
Excitement Ahead in Ruhpolding
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The countdown clock in the center of Ruhpolding is down to single digits; the number of days before the start of the 2012 IBU World Championships is now down to one. That is before the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday. The competitions open with the mixed relay on Thursday at 15:30 CET.
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