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17.12.2015
Welcome to Beautiful Bled and Pokljuka Video
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The Pokljuka plateau sits about 900 meters above and 20km from the lakeside resort town of Bled, Slovenia. While much of Pokljuka is snow-covered, below freezing and perfect for this week's BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 3, the swans are swimming on unfrozen Lake Bled under almost springtime warmth. The area is a study in contrasts this time of the year, but is one of the most beautiful spots in Europe. Take a quick look at the Bled Castle, the island and church in the lake and the snow-covered forests in our video, "Welcome to Beautiful Bled and Pokljuka."
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17.12.2015
Another Sprint Win for Simon Schempp
Copyright IBU/Kvetoslav Frgal
Clean-shooting Simon Schempp of Germany won the men’s 10K sprint at Pokljuka in 23:02.5 seconds. Norway’s Ole Einar Björndalen finished second, 15.2 back while Russia’s Evgeniy Garanichev in third place, was 25.1 seconds back. Both Björndalen and Garanichev matched Schempp on the shooting range.
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17.12.2015
IBU Cup 3: Obertilliach
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
IBU Cup 3 will kick off tomorrow in Obertilliach, Austria, where the first IBU Junior Cup was held last weekend. Thirty nine teams with 156 men and 113 women are here for the final weekend of competitions before the holiday break.
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17.12.2015
Ricco Gross: New Team, New Motivation Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Russian Men's Coach Ricco Gross said earlier in the season, "I am responsible for the success of Men's Biathlon in Russia." Now after just one podium in Östersund, his team took a big step forward last week with places 4, 5 and 6 in the sprint, Anton Shipulin's third place in the pursuit and then a win in the men's relay. In the video, "Ricco Gross: New Team, New Motivation," Gross comments on his first few months coaching the Russian men, his goals, and that the team was getting "better step-by-step."
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16.12.2015
Pokljuka Preview; Course Video with Klemen Bauer
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Biathlon was bathed in sunshine last weekend in Hochfilzen and this week Pokljuka promises much of the same with four more days of dramatic competitions to end this first trimester of the new season. This week's sunshine and fairly mild winter temperatures will set the stage for more drama on the tracks, covered with enough snow to ensure good competition conditions. Klemen Bauer flew around the tracks today in our Pokljuka Course Tour previewing the conditions atop the Pokljuka plateau.
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15.12.2015
Lowell Bailey…The Man and His Music Video
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Lowell Bailey's first international biathlon competitions go back to 1999, but the 34-year-old biathlete has been playing music since he was "7 or 8 years old." Bailey lives and trains for much of the year in his hometown of Lake Placid, New York. That has allowed him to train with the US National Team, while also playing guitar and mandolin in two bands.
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14.12.2015
Daily Question Video: Cake, Chocolate or Ice Cream?
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Nutrition is very important for professional athletes, but even top biathletes like a periodic or maybe, a daily indulgence. After years of observation, it became obvious that sweets are the weak link for many biathletes. Thus our daily question video, “What is Your Weak Link; Cake, Chocolate or Ice Cream?” Some of the answers are expected, most hilarious!
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13.12.2015
Hochfilzen Wrap-up: Germany, Martin & Gabi Video
Copyright IBU/EW/JK
Three sunny competition days in Hochfilzen and a lot of smiles, especially for the German women, the Italian ladies and the Yellow Bibs, Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova. Our wrap-up video “Hochfilzen Wrap-up: Germany, Martin & Gabi” recounts some of the high points of BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2.
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13.12.2015
Shipulin Heroics Give Russia Relay Victory
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Anton Shipulin with a furiously fast, but measured final loop overcame Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen in the final loop to give Russia the win in the men's relay in 1:14:40.2 with sic spare rounds. Shipulin and teammates, Alexey Volkov, Evgeny Garanichev and Dmitry Malyshko finished 3.1 seconds ahead of second place Norway, with seven spares.. Third went to France, with six spares, 1:01.9 back.
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13.12.2015
First-ever Relay Victory for Italian Women
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
The Italian team of Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer, Federika Sanfilippo and Dorothea Wierer won the Women’s relay today in 1:05:32.6 with eight spare rounds. This was the first-ever relay victory for the Italian women. Germany was second a mere .2 seconds back with 7 spare rounds and no penalties. Ukraine finished third; 13.1 seconds back also with ten spare rounds.
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