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21.12.2014
Merry Christmas from Dasha, Gabi, Luki & Lowell
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With the first three BMW IBU World Cups completed, everyone on the biathlon circuit is heading home for some rest and family time during the holiday season. We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year in 2015. Here is a special Christmas and New Year’s greeting: “Merry Christmas from Dasha, Gabi, Luki, & Lowell.”
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21.12.2014
Shipulin Sprints to Mass Start Win
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Anton Shipulin of Russia battling four rivals over the final 3K loop pulled ahead in the final meters to win the men's 15K mass start in 35:16.8, with one penalty. Second went to Martin Fourcade of France, with one penalty, 1.2 seconds back, while Austria's Simon Eder, also with one penalty was .2 seconds behind Fourcade. Just missing the podium was clean-shooting Fredrik Lindstrom of Sweden, a mere.1 seconds behind Eder. Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France finished fifth with one penalty, 4.8 seconds back, after falling in the final 1K. Tarjei Boe of Norway with one penalty was sixth, 20.4 seconds back.
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21.12.2014
IBU Press Release
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As officially announced in late November, the IBU pro-actively decided to re-analyze some samples that showed atypical results in the previous seasons and were therefore stored for potential future analysis. As a result, five samples were reported positive for recombinant EPO from the WADA laboratory.
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21.12.2014
Kaisa Comeback in Mass Start
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen came from 28.8 seconds back after the first standing stage to capture the women's 12.5K mass start today in 34:18.8. She had two penalties in that standing stage, her only miscues of the day. Second place went to Anais Bescond who shot clean, 7.6 seconds back. Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino finished third, with clean shooting, 15.8 seconds back. Fourth went to sprint winner Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic who also shot clean, 24.1 seconds back; she was 1.1 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Valj Semerenko, with one penalty. Italy's Dorothea Wierer finished sixth, with two penalties, 26.8 seconds back.
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21.12.2014
Be the Best You Can Be…Doping Free Video
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The Slovenian Anti-doping Agency was spreading the word about clean sport this past week at Pokljuka. They had a small quiz for athletes and spectators while asking them to pledge to “Be the Best You Can Be…Doping Free.” Our short video takes a quick look at their efforts this week.
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20.12.2014
Perfection for Svendsen in Pursuit Victory
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Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen had another clean shooting day to seal victory in the men's 12.5K pursuit in 30:43.3. Second went to yesterday's sprint winner Anton Shipulin of Russia with two penalties, 17.8 seconds back. Martin Fourcade of France finished third, with one penalty,59.5 seconds back. Austria's Dominik Landertinger finished fourth, with three penalties, 1:12.9 back, followed by Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic, with two penalties, 1:14.2 back and Timofey Lapshin of Russia in sixth, with one penalty, 1:15.1 back.
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20.12.2014
Domracheva Dominates in Pursuit Win
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus hit the first nineteen targets today before missing her final shot. Yet she dominated the women's 10K pursuit winning in 29:55. 9. Second went to the Yellow/Red Bib, Kaisa Mäkäräinen, also with one penalty, 10 seconds back. Third went to Ukraine's Valj Semerenko 36.8 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer finished fourth, with two penalties, 37.2 seconds back. Fifth went to Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, also with one penalty, 1:12.1 back. Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino shot clean to finish sixth, 1;15.7 back.
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20.12.2014
Norway Wins Obertilliach Mixed Relay
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The Norwegian team of Thekla Brun-Lie, Hilde Fenne, Vegard Gjermundshaug, Lars Helge Birkeland won the mixed relay of the last competition day on IBU Cup in Obertilliach. The Norway athletes had 5 spare rounds plus two penalty loops and finished in 1:10:39.83. Germany finished second, 29.7 seconds back while France was 52.6 seconds back in third. Ukraine was fourth, Russia finished fifth and Sweden sixth.
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19.12.2014
Sprint Win for Anton Shipulin
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Russia's Anton Shipulin won his first individual competition of the new season by shooting clean to take the men's 10K sprint in 23:18.6 on a clear, warm afternoon at Pokljuka. Austria's Dominik Landertinger also shot clean in second place, 11.9 seconds back, while Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen finished 29.9 seconds back, with clean shooting. Fourth went to Martin Fourcade of France who had a single standing penalty, 29.9 seconds back. Fifth went to late starter Evgeniy Garanichev made a run for the podium but eventually finished fifth, 34.1 seconds back. Germany's Simon Schempp shot clean but finished 6th , 36.3 seconds back.
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19.12.2014
Jouty and Varvynets Win Obertilliach Sprints
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Baptiste Jouty of France won his second men's 10K sprint in Obertilliach in 26:02.1, while Iryna Varvynets of Ukraine with early start number 2 won the women's 7.5K in 21:39.2. Both shot clean today. Germany's Florian Graf with bib number 14 started just in front of Jouty in the men's competition. He missed once and crossed the finish line as the leader, but a few seconds later French athlete with start number 15 pushed him to the second place winning by just .3 seconds! Third went to Scott Gow of Canada, shooting clean, just 1.6 seconds back.
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