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25.01.2015
Germany Takes Wind-Blown Relay
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Despite gale-force winds that made shooting a lottery at times, the German team of Franziska Hildebrand, Franziska Preuss, Luise Kummer and Laura Dahlmeier won the women's relay with two penalties and ten spare rounds in 1:18:47.9. Czech Republic with no penalties, but 15 spares finished 35 seconds back in second place with Ukraine in third , 45.3 seconds back with a three penalties and fourteen spares. Russia finished fourth, with France fifth and Belarus in sixth.
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25.01.2015
Norway Wins Antholz Relay
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Norway's team of Ole Einar Björndalen, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Thingnes Boe, and Emil Hegle Svendsen used just five spare rounds on a windy morning to claim the men's relay in 1:15:36.7. Second went to Germany, with seven spare rounds, 16.4 seconds back, while France claimed third, with five spare rounds, 42 seconds back. Austria finished fourth, with Russia in fifth, and Czech Republic in sixth place.
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24.01.2015
Domracheva Runs Away with Pursuit Victory
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus gave no other woman a chance today in claiming her hat trick of three wins in a row, winning the women's pursuit in 30:58.5, with one penalty. She led from start to finish and was never challenged. Daria Virolaynen of Russia, with one penalty finished second, 1:21back. Third went to Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland with five penalties, 1:29 back. Franziska Hildebrand finished fourth, with five penalties, 1:29.3 back, with France's Marie Dorin Habert in fifth, with two penalties, 1:38 back. Susan Dunklee of the USA finished sixth, with one penalty 1:14.8 back.
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24.01.2015
Schempp Sprints to Pursuit Victory
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Germany's Simon Schempp scored a hat trick today by claiming the men's pursuit for his third win in a row over two weeks. Schempp came back from two penalties in the prone stages to win in 31:27.9, just .1seconds over Austrian Simon Eder, with one penalty. Third went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev with one penalty, 1.1 seconds back. Missing the podium in the final sprint was Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen, who shot clean, 1.9 seconds back. Fifth went to the Yellow Bib Martin Fourcade who moved from 25th position at the start with clean shooting, 31,9 seconds back Germany's Erik Lesser finished sixth, also shooting clean, 45.6 seconds back.
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24.01.2015
Postcard from Antholz
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The Antholz Valley in the heart of the South Tyrol is a mixture of cultures; Italian, Austrian in an area of spectacular mountain and valley settings. This cultural crossroads all comes together in the great party/sports week during the Antholz World Cup. Our “Postcard from Antholz” offers a quick peek at this unique area and its culture.
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24.01.2015
Pizza Time with Doro, Nadezhda and Luki
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The most universally known and loved Italian dish today is surely pizza. It comes in many variations, but the basics are the same; crust and toppings, baked in an oven. During this week in Antholz, what would more appropriate than getting a couple of the Italian Biathletes to show how pizza is made in the South Tyrol. Then add in a Belarusian with Italian heritage and see how much fun three athletes can have making a pizza from scratch at Dorothea Wierer's home in Rasun.
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22.01.2015
Schempp Soars to Antholz Sprint Win
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Germany's Simon Schempp continued his hot streak of excellent competitions today by taking the men's sprint in23:18.8 with clean shooting. The win was his second in a row and fourth podium in the last four competitions. Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev finished second, also shooting clean, 14 seconds back. Slovenia's Jakov Fak finished third, with one penalty, 20.1 seconds back. Switzerland's Benjamin Weger finished fourth, with one penalty, 20.9 seconds back, while Canadian Brendan Green shot clean to finish fifth, 24.4 seconds back. Sixth went to Norway's Henrik L'Abee-Lund who shot clean, 33.2 seconds back. Martin Fourcade wearing the Yellow Bib finished 25th, with two penalties, 1:19.8 back.
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21.01.2015
Antholz Course Tour with Dominik Windisch
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This week in Antholz will surely present the best track conditions of the whole season for the four days of competition. There is plenty of natural snow on the perfectly prepared tracks with temperatures expected to stay below freezing through the weekend. Local resident and Olympic Bronze medalist took a quick tour of the tracks today in our video, "Antholz Course Tour with Dominik Windisch." These four competition days are will put a cap on the second group of World Cups this January. After this weekend, the World Cup circuit will take a short break before restarting in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic on February 6.
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20.01.2015
Sunshine, Mountains and Snow in Antholz
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Five World Cups into the 2014-15 season and finally...at BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 6, the athletes at training this morning stepped into winter. The tracks, meadows, trees in the forest, and mountaintops surrounding the Antholz Biathlon stadium are well-covered with snow; the temperature is below freezing and expected to stay there all week. Add in the great backdrop of the Dolomites and the sunshine here and the stage is set for great competition conditions. For the first time this season, the athletes will not come to the stadium anytime this week, wondering what the weather lottery will throw at them this time.
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19.01.2015
Afternoon Elegance with Kaisa, Dasha and Friends
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Just before the holidays, a dozen top athletes spent most of an afternoon shooting photos for the annual IBU Photo Calendar. This year the theme was "Shining Stars."Accordingly, the athletes were dressed to the nines, as if going out for an elegant evening on the town.
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