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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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18.01.2015
Editor’s Choice Wrap-up with Dasha and Simon
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This past week in Ruhpolding has been full of memorable moments from the Norwegian Men's Relay and Johannes Boe's and Fanny Horn's sprint wins to Simon Schempp's hometown in the mass start and Darya Domracheva's comeback win in the mass start plus two other podoiums. Here is a quick recap of this just completed World Cup, Now it is on to Antholz!
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18.01.2015
Schempp Wins Photo-Finish Mass Start
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Simon Schempp of Germany ended up tumbling at the finish of the mass start today, but came out the winner in a three-man photo finish, claiming the victory in 35:42.8. Second went to Quentin Fillon Maillet of France and third to Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic, all with the same time as well as with clean shooting. Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway finished fourth, with one penalty, 2 seconds back, with teammate Ole Einar Björndalen also with one penalty, was 2.6 seconds back. Russia's Anton Shipulin was sixth, with two penalties, 7.8 seconds back. Martin Fourcade with the Yellow Bib finished 21st with four penalties, 1:19.8 back.
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18.01.2015
Another Mass Start Comeback for Domracheva
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Belarusian Darya Domracheva pulled off another of her classic comebacks to win the women's mass start today with three penalties, in 35:17.5. After penalties in the first prone and first standing, she fell back to the middle of the pack before regaining the lead and eventually the victory. Second went to Germany's Franziska Preuss, with two penalties, 16.5 seconds back, while Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic finished third, with three penalties, 22.9nseocnds back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine, also with two penalties finished fourth, 23.3 seconds back. Fifth went to France's Anais Bescond, with one penalty, 24.2 seconds back, while Weronika Nowakowska Ziemniak of Poland finished sixth, with one penalty, 33 seconds back. Kaisa Mäkäräinen in the Yellow Bib finished seventh, with four penalties, 40.6 seconds back.
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17.01.2015
Johannes Thingnes Boe Buries Sprint Field
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Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe buried the men's sprint field today, claiming a clean-shooting victory in 23:59.2, 24.5 seconds ahead of Germany's Simon Schempp, who also shot clean. The young Norwegian led from start to finish. Third went to Schempp's teammate Arnd Peiffer, with one penalty, 57.5 seconds back. The next three men all had a single penalty, with fourth going to Russia's Anton Shipulin, 1:04 back; fifth to Latvia's Andrejs Rastorgujevs, 1:05.9 back and sixth to another German Benedikt Doll, 1:06.7 back. The Yellow/Red Bib Martin Fourcade finished with two penalties in 25th place.
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17.01.2015
Making Moves: Behind the Green Screen
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Television viewers worldwide are seeing something in the biathlon broadcasts new since the sprint competition last week in Oberhof; athlete photos in the right corner of the screen. These new graphics with the athletes in non-competition clothing pop-up each time an athlete’s name is introduced.
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16.01.2015
Postcard from Ruhpolding
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Ruhpolding is a small Bavarian Village tucked in a valley southeast of Munich. Most of the year, life goes on as it has for countless years; cows grazing in the fields, friends greeting each other as they pass on the small main street.
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15.01.2015
Svendsen’s Sprints to Relay Victory
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Norway's team of Ole Einar Björndalen, Erlend Bjoentegaard, Johannes Thingnes Boe and Emil Hegle Svendsen won the men's 4 X 7.5K relay today after Svendsen pulled away from Germany's Simon Schempp as they climbed over the final bridge. Norway's time of 1:09:42.3 with eight spare rounds put them 4.6 seconds ahead of Germany, who used only four spares. Russia, who had won the two previous relays this season, finished third, with 8 spare rounds, 8.4 seconds back. France finished fourth, with Austria fifth and Czech Republic in sixth.
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15.01.2015
Multi-talented Vitaliy Kilchytskyy Video
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27-year-old Vitaliy Kilchytskyy is a journeyman Ukrainian biathlete who has been competing mainly at the IBU Cup level since 2006. He scored his first career victory last month, winning the 20K individual at Obertilliach. Today he will anchor the Ukraine men's relay here in Ruhpolding.
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15.01.2015
Sigi Heinrich: Biathlon and Bison Burgers
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Eurosport Biathlon commentator Sigi Heinrich is well known for his love of sports but also his love of food. Near the end of last season, he figured out a way to combine these two passions, a biathlon cookbook! His compilation of recipes from a wide range of well-known biathletes “Kulinarisch Volle Treffer” was published last month. Sigi talks about his project in our video, “Sigi Heinrich: Biathlon and Bison Burgers.”
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