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22.02.2009
Norwegian Men Overcome Penalties, Win Relay
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Despite a penalty each by Emil Hegle Svendsen and Lars Berger, the Norwegian foursome won the final race of the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, Korea. Halvard Hanevold and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had prevented penalties, with Bjoerndalen making the difference in a tight battle against Christoph Sumann of Austria and Michael Greis of Germany on the final leg.
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22.02.2009
Olga Zaitseva wins the Mass Start
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In the total time of 34:18.3 minutes and with just two penalties, Russia's Olga Zaitseva collected her fourth medal of the Pyeongchang World Championships, winning the mass start ahead of the great surprise Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, 2 penalties) and Sweden's Helena Jonsson (2 penalties).
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22.02.2009
Broadcasting the Championships from Korea
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"There have been some challenges for us here in Korea, but our rights holders have been generally pleased with our coverage of the World Championships," is how Markku Vainikka of the European Broadcasting Union summed up the television productions.
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21.02.2009
Preview of the final Competitions
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The last day of competitions at the Biathlon World Championships again promises pure excitement. After the women's mass start (9:00h CET, 17:00h local time) and the men's relay (11:15h CET, 19:15h local time) gold, silver and bronze medals will again be awarded to the strongest athletes and squads.
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21.02.2009
Reactions after the Women´s Relay
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After their victory in the World Champs Relay, the Russian women´s team got quite patriotic. Here are some reactions...
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21.02.2009
Russia wins the Relay!
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Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Boulygina, Olga Medvedtseva and Olga Zaitseva stayed clear of the penalty loop and won the women's relay in the total time of 1:13.12.9 hours. Germany finished in a distant second place, 1:15.1 minutes back, ahead of France (+1:27.5).
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21.02.2009
From the Press Conference
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Each of the three athletes on the winners' rostrum won their first World Championship medal. Here is what they had to say about the new experience...
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21.02.2009
Austrian Double in Mass Start
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Austrian youngster Dominik Landertinger flew away from Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Christoph Sumann and Ivan Tcherezov on the last lap of the World Championship mass start to win the race in the total time of 38:32.5 minutes. 8.9 seconds behind him, fellow Austrian Christoph Sumann won the silver medal, ahead of Russia`s Ivan Tcherezov, who crossed the finishing line 13.9 seconds after Landertinger.
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21.02.2009
Preview Saturday Competitions
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On the penultimate day of the Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, Korea, two competitions are on the schedule. The men will start their mass start at 9:15h CET (17:15h local time), the women will follow two hours later at 11:15h CET (19:15h local time) with their fight for the medals in the relay.
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19.02.2009
From the Press Conference
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After a race that brought up many emotions amongst the medal winners, we recorded some of their statements. Read more here...
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