NEWS
 
12.07.2016
Cows, Rain, One Fan and a Long Uphill for Martin
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
It is 9:15 AM and the streets of the small of Pierrefitte-Nestalas in the French Pyrenees are quiet, except for one sound, the "clack, clack, clack" of Martin Fourcade's ski poles as they hit the pavement. Ahead is a solitary 19K uphill trek to Lac d'Estaing, climbing from 460 meters to 1163 meters, followed by a fast downhill through rural France on a single lane road; just another day at the summer office for the top-ranked biathlete in the world.
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29.06.2016
June Camps: Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking in the Summer Sun
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
May marked the start of training for the new season. Now, with summer officially here as of June 20; the "sunshine season" began along with another step in the training cycle for many teams; the first longer camps away from home with a few twists to the traditional running/shooting routine.
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01.06.2016
Retirement for Alexander Os…and More Athletes
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The end of May saw another biathlete Norway's Alexander Os added to the list of retirements this spring.
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25.05.2016
Back in Business: First Training Camps Home and Away
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Most athletes have been getting back into the training routine at home over the past couple of weeks. Now, they are getting back in business with the first official training camps preparing for the 2016-17 season. These first camps are mostly about volume training, restarting the shooting program with slow-fire shooting for accuracy; basic preparation for the hard summer months to come.
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23.05.2016
Medvedtsev to Coach Russian Women; Guzik Surgery
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The Russian Biathlon Union recently announced its coaching staffs for the coming season that included Valeriy Medvedtsev as Women's Head Coach, replacing Sergei Konovalov.
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13.05.2016
Gabriela Soukalova, Marries Petr Koukal
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World Cup Total Score winner and multi-Olympic medalist Gabriela Soukalova married her long-time boyfriend Petr Koukal in an afternoon ceremony at the unfinished gothic Church in Panenský Týnec in the Czech Republic's Central Bohemian Mountains near the town of Zichovec.
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10.05.2016
New Norwegian Shooting Coach: Siegfried Mazet
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The Norwegian Biathlon Association announced their World Cup coaching staffs for the coming season this afternoon in Oslo, with big changes coming on the men's team. Long-time French Coach Siegfried Mazet takes over as shooting coach and will work alongside cross-country specialist Egil Kristiansen who will direct physical training.
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09.05.2016
It Takes a Team to Win…More Crystal Globes
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova dominated the Crystal Globe hunt winning nine of the ten possible individual titles. Likewise two teams, Norway and Germany dominated the relays and Nations Cup competitions that depended not on a single individual but a team effort. With five Crystal Globes up for grabs, Norway went home with three titles while Germany won two.
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28.04.2016
Coaching Carousel: Alfred Eder Back to Belarus and More
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The return to training is just around the corner in early May and the coaching carousel continues to spin towards the new season. Alfred Eder, after sitting out last season is returning to coach the Belarusian women's team. At the same time, new coaches are stepping onto the scene in France and Finland.
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26.04.2016
IBU Extends Marketing Rights Contract with Infront
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The International Biathlon Union has extended its marketing rights contract with Infront Sports & Media for the IBU World Cup and World Championships Biathlon for 2018-2022.
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