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05.12.2014
Reallocation of IBU Cup 2
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Due to a lack of snow, Martell Italy informed the IBU that it will be unable to host IBU Cup 2 from December 12-14, 2014. Accordingly, the competitions scheduled for there have been reallocated to IBU Cup 3 in Obertilliach, Austria and IBU Cup 4 in Duszniki Zdrój, Poland.
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04.12.2014
Victory in 15K for Domracheva
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus took an early lead in the women's 15K individual this evening in Östersund and never relinquished it. She claimed her 20th World Cup victory in 46:43.6 with two penalties. She finished 27.9 seconds ahead of Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, also with two penalties. Ukraine's Clean-shooting Valj Semerenko was third, 38.1 seconds back. Domracheva's teammate Nadezhda Skardino, with one penalty finished fourth, 2:04.3 back. Fifth went to Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic, with three penalties, 2:09.1 back. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand, with two penalties, finished sixth, 2:25.7 back.
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04.12.2014
Today’s Question: What Was Your Best Summer Memory?
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The women's 15K individual is at 17:15 CET today and the athletes are now focused on the competitive season. Earlier in the week, many of them shared their thoughts on a warmer time of the year, summer. There are some surprising answers to our Question of the Day: What was your best memory of the summer? Our video with the answers to the Question of the Day, "What Was Your Best Memory of This Summer?" follows.
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30.11.2014
IBU Cup 1: Sunday Sprint Videos
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Two more sprints were conducted today at IBU Cup 1 in Beitostølen, with Germany’s Florian Graf winning the men’s 10K and Russia’s Evgenia Seledtsova taking the women’s 7.5K sprint. Our two videos of these competitions are below.
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30.11.2014
Fourcade for France Wins Mixed Relay
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France's Martin Fourcade pulled away in the final meters of the season-opening mixed relay this afternoon in Östersund to give his team a .2 second victory over Norway. France had 11 spare rounds while the Norwegians had one penalty and 11 spares. Germany finished third with nine spare rounds. Fourth went to Ukraine with 14 spares, 31.6 seconds back while Italy finished fifth with two penalties and nine spares, 45.2 seconds back. Slovenia finished sixth, with one penalty and nine spares, 45.5 seconds back.
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30.11.2014
Florian Graf and Evgenia Seledtsova Win Sprints
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Germany’s Florian Graf and Russia’s Evgenia Seledtsova both moved up from 12th place finish in yesterday’s IBU Cup sprints to the top of the podium in today’s sprint. Graf finished in finished in 25:25.9 with one penalty in his win, while the Russian woman shot clean while finishing in 21:25.3 to win the women’s 7.5K sprint.
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29.11.2014
IBU Cup 1 Videos: First Day Sprints
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Here are our short wrap-up videos from the men’s and women’s sprints today at IBU Cup 1 in Beitostølen. Also included is the “In the Stadium” feature story with a few facts about this IBU Cup.
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29.11.2014
Rastorgujevs and Nowakowska-Ziemniak Win Sprints
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Andrejs Rastorgujevs of Latvia over came two penalties to claim a the victory in the first competition, the men’s 10K sprint, of the 2014-15 IBU Cup season in 26:02.5.Later in the afternoon, Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak of Poland claimed the first women’s sprint title in 21:36.8, with one penalty. Rastorgujevs finished two seconds ahead of Norway’s Lars Berger, also with two penalties. Third went to Germany’s Michael Willeitner, who shot clean, 4.3 seconds back. Berger’s teammate Erland Bjoentegaard, with one penalty, 8.3 seconds back was fourth, while France’s Florent Claude, shot clean was fifth, 17.5 seconds back.
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29.11.2014
A New Biathlon Season Opens…In Snowy Beitostølen
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Much of central Europe is bereft of snow and actually any winter weather. However, here in small resort village Beitostølen, Norway hosting IBU Cup 1; this small resort village and the surrounding area is already deep in winter. This week saw 45 cm of new snow that guarantees good conditions for the two competition days.
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28.11.2014
Season Opens This Weekend: Beitostølen Video
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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.
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