NEWS
 
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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14.01.2015
Wet, Snowy Relay Win for Czech Republic
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The Czech women's relay team of Eva Puskarcikova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jitka Landova and Veronika Vitkova won their second relay in a row today, after battling heavy snow and soft tracks. They used only 9 spare rounds while finishing in1:23:57.7. Second went to Belarus, with six spare rounds, 1:13.3 back while the home team Germany finished third, with one penalty and six spares, 1:39.9 back.
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14.01.2015
Ruhpolding Course Tour with Simon Schempp
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Germany’s Olympic Relay Silver medalist Simon Schempp is extremely familiar with the tracks in Ruhpolding. It is his year-round training base; the number of times he has come off the long downhill into the shooting range is countless. On Tuesday, he donned the GoPro and took a quick tour of the tracks that will be used this week. Our “Ruhpolding Course Tour with Simon Schempp” follows:
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14.01.2015
Editor’s Choice Preview with Jakov Fak
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The spotlight this week may once again be on the French team and specifically Martin Fourcade, after his two victories last weekend in Oberhof. In the Relay While surveying the extremely favorable conditions on the shooting range here in Ruhpolding, his coach Stephane Bouthiaux and top rival Jakov Fak talked about “the man to beat this week.” Bouthiaux revealed that unlike in Oberhof, Fourcade will compete in this week’s relay competition in addition to the sprint and mass start.
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13.01.2015
Ruhpolding: Looking Ahead
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The difference from Oberhof last week to Ruhpolding this week is like night and day. Although separated by a mere 460 km, these two World Cup venues are worlds apart.
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12.01.2015
IBU Press Release
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As officially announced in late November 2014, 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.
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11.01.2015
Martin’s Mass Start Perfection
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Martin Fourcade of France showed patience on the shooting range today that translated into a perfect 20-for-20 shooting day and a 44:52 win in the men's mass start in Oberhof. Second and third places went to Russians Anton Shipulin and Dmitry Malyshko, 13.1 and 30.7 seconds back. Shipulin had four penalties while his teammate had three. Krasimir Anev of Bulgaria finished in a personal best fourth place, with three penalties, 31.4 seconds back. Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic finished fifth, also with three penalties, 37.8 seconds back, with Andrejs Rastorgujevs of Latvia with four penalties, in sixth, 38.9 seconds back.
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11.01.2015
Comeback Win for Domracheva in Mass Start
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus came back from three prone penalties to win the women's mass start in 41:36.6, with four total penalties. Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic finished second, with two penalties, 14.9 seconds back, while Tiril Eckhoff of Norway finished third, with two penalties, 21.7 seconds back. Fourth went to the Yellow Bib Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland, with four penalties, 25.9 seconds back. Clean shooting Jana Gerekova of Slovakia finished in a personal best fifth place, 36.2 seconds back. Sixth went to Germany's Franziska Preuss, with three penalties, 1:01.7 back.
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11.01.2015
IBU Cup 4 and 5 Information
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IBU Cup 4 Duszniki Zdroj Due to the weather conditions the Competition Jury decided not to conduct any competitions today.
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10.01.2015
Martin Fourcade Wins Windy, Warm Oberhof Sprint
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France's Martin Fourcade won the delayed men's sprint today in windy, warm Oberhof. Fourcade's single prone penalty proved to be no problem as he claimed victory in 27:02.5. Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen was 4.4 seconds back in second, while Russia's Timofey Lapshin was third, 17.5 seconds back. All three men had a single penalty. Björndalen's teammate Johannes Thingnes Boe finished fourth, 18.2 seconds back, with two penalties. Benjamin Weger of Switzerland, with two penalties finished fifth, 19 seconds back while Andrejs Rastorgujevs of Latvia was sixth, with three penalties, 21.4 seconds back.
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