NEWS
 
29.11.2014
Stars and Teams in Season-Opening Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
The mixed relay competition tomorrow at 15:30 in Östersund has become the standard opening competition of the season each year. It is a perfect fit to get things started. Twenty-two teams are entered; predicting who will win is definitely a challenge, after looking at the rosters. Soft Opening
[+] read more...

28.11.2014
Season Opens This Weekend: Beitostølen Video
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
This is the most anticipated weekend of the year for biathletes with the opening BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon mixed relay in Östersund on Sunday and IBU Cup sprints in Beitostølen on Saturday and Sunday.
[+] read more...

27.11.2014
Beitostølen Training with the Austrian Team Video
Copyright IBU/OESV
As November began, the Austrian Biathlon Team, like most other nations, headed north to either Norway or Finland for some serious on-snow training and final preparation for the new season.
[+] read more...

25.11.2014
France, Belarus, Czech & More: Alfred Eder Interview
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The teams from France and Czech Republic finished fifth and seventh, respectively in the Nations Cup for both men and women. Yet these two teams were big players for the whole 2013-14 biathlon season, while adding to their reputations at the Sochi OWG. Likewise, the 6th place Belarusian women, now coached by Alfred Eder should maintain their ranking and none other than Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen should again contend for the Total Score title.
[+] read more...

22.11.2014
Germany Preview: Mark Kirchner Video Interview
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
Germany finished second and third in the Women and Men's Nations Cup last season; the days of domination of virtually every seasonal category in biathlon are past. Yet, at the same time, both teams remain a force in the sport, just not at the level of several years ago. This year should be another solid season for the men with a returning squad of reliable veterans, while the women face a challenge with a cast of younger women and not returning stars, save the returning–from-injury Miriam Gössner.
[+] read more...

14.11.2014
Austria: Landi, Eder, and Gösweiner Interviews
Copyright IBU/OESV/Gerald Sonnberger
After an excellent 2013-14 season with two Olympic medals, Dominik Landertinger and Simon Eder 4th and 5th in the World Cup Total Score, and a strong fourth place in the Nations Cup, the Austrian men are looking for more of the same this season with a few improvements.
[+] read more...

10.11.2014
Ukraine Preview: Valj Semerenko Interview
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
The Sochi Olympic Winter Games brought the Ukrainian women's team unprecedented success, with Vita Semerenko's sprint Bronze, followed on the Games' penultimate day with the 4 X 6K relay Gold medal. The Relay Gold was Ukraine's first Olympic biathlon Gold medal ever. The Relay Gold fulfilled the promise that the team had showed for several seasons, with World Cup podiums, a Silver medal at the 2013 IBU WCH, but never a win on the sport's biggest stage.
[+] read more...

30.10.2014
The Clock is Ticking; 30 days until Östersund
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
The clock is ticking as the countdown is at 30 days until the season-opening mixed relay at 15:30 CET in the Östersund Ski Stadium.
[+] read more...

27.10.2014
Tim Burke Marries Andrea Henkel
Copyright IBU/Andrea Henkel Facebook
US Biathlete Tim Burke married the recently retired German biathlete Andrea Henkel last Saturday in Lake Placid, New York.
[+] read more...

20.10.2014
Simon Fourcade…I Love What I am Doing
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Injuries and disappointments are things that cut many athletes' careers, yet despite injuries, surgery and not achieving his biggest personal goal so far, Simon Fourcade can easily say, "I love what I am doing."
[+] read more...