NEWS
 
12.01.2016
Ruhpolding Editor’s Choice Preview with Tarjei Video
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
After weeks of no snow and little cold weather, it looks like the Ruhpolding will deliver for BMW IBU World Cup 5. Snow started falling this morning and should continue on and off for the rest of the week; temperatures will finally stay cold also.
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12.01.2016
Biathletes Now, Friends Forever: Andreja, Eva, Weronika
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Three biathletes from three countries; Slovenia Poland and Romania met years ago and become fast friends. Andreja Mali, Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak, and Eva Tofalvi make it a point to get together at least once a week during the competition season to talk about life, biathlon and laugh a lot. After the season, this trio stays in touch and every year they spend some holiday time together. Even though biathlon brought them together, this trio has something that goes well beyond sport. Enjoy their take on sport, fun away from the stadium and life after biathlon...and find out who is always late in "Biathletes Now, Friends Forever: Andreja, Eva and Weronika."
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11.01.2016
Ruhpolding Wrap-up: Laura, Martin and Gabi Roll On
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
The first BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon competitions of the New Year were a series of classic battles between the two Yellow Bibs, Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova and their talented rivals.
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10.01.2016
Two In a Row for Dahlmeier
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Clean-shooting Laura Dahlmeier of Germany won the women’s mass start today in 33:17.7, giving her four wins this season. France’s Marie Dorin Habert was second with one penalty, 15.3 seconds back. Tiril Eckhoff of Norway, with two penalties claimed third in a photo-finish with France’s Anais Bescond; both 21.9 seconds back.
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10.01.2016
Mass Start to Martin Fourcade
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France’s Martin Fourcade won the men’s 15K mass start today in 34:07.2 seconds, with one penalty. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic, the only clean shooter in the field finished second, 13.7 seconds back. Norway’s Tarjei Boe despite three penalties finished third, 29.7 seconds back.
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09.01.2016
Dahlmeier Brings Germany Another Victory
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier won for the third time this season, finishing the women’s pursuit in 32:35.9 with one penalty. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic matched Dahlmeier on the shooting range, finishing second, 7.3 seconds back. Dorothea Wierer of Italy was third, with two penalties, 53.6 seconds back.
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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
Course Tour; Winning the Weather Battle in Ruhpolding
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
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
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
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
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
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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