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10.04.2014
Martin and Kaisa Part 2: Top 5 Women
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Maybe it just was not in the cards for Kaisa Mäkäräinen to stand on the podium in Sochi. She said, "My skiing has been good all season, but my shooting in Sochi was just not enough for those conditions."However, in the end, all of the stars aligned for her to claim her second World Cup Total Score title, plus the small globes for the sprint and pursuit. Her Total Score victory was a bit of a surprise as the gracious and smiling Mäkäräinen explained after the Oslo mass start. "Of course I wanted to believe that I could be here wearing the Yellow Bib at this time, and be in good shape this season but if you want to be really honest, maybe I was dreaming about this."
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08.04.2014
Coaching Changes in Germany and Austria
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
This is the time of the year, especially in Olympic seasons when the coaching merry-go-round starts, with retirements, non-renewals of contracts and moves to new positions. Germany announced the changes in their biathlon coaching ranks just this week, while Austria announced that a new coach would be hired soon.
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07.04.2014
“More Crystal Globes than Arms to Carry Them”
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
"I have more Crystal Globes than arms to carry them," was Women's World Cup Total Score titlist Kaisa Mäkäräinen's comment when she realized that she would be taking three of the prized trophies home from Oslo. Of course, her male counterpart Martin Fourcade, who won the Men's World Cup Total Score title, was in bigger trouble, carrying four heavy crystal trophies as he boarded the plane.
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04.04.2014
EBU and IBU Sign Exclusive Media Rights Agreement
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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) have signed a partnership agreement that makes the EBU the IBU’s exclusive media partner for four further Biathlon seasons, from 2014 to 2018 inclusive. The contract extends an unbroken 21-year partnership that dates back to 1993, when the IBU was founded.
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31.03.2014
IBU Vice-President Václav Fiřtík Dies Unexpectedly
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IBU Vice-President Development and Czech Biathlon President Václav Fiřtík died on Saturday morning from complications of a stroke he suffered on Tuesday evening.
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24.03.2014
Gabriela Soukalova Sings "Venus"
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
The 2013-14 E.ON IBU Cup season officially closed on Sunday evening in Oslo, with the presentation of the crystal globe trophies to the seasonal competition titlists.
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23.03.2014
Holmenkollen Wrap-up with Kaisa and Martin Video
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The 2013-14 E.ON IBU World Cup season is now history and the big winners are...Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland and Martin Fourcade of France.
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23.03.2014
Martin Masters the Mass Start in Oslo
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France's Martin Fourcade won the season-ending men's 15K mass start, with a single penalty and pulling away in the last loop with masterful skiing to win in 40:59.9. Second went to clean-shooting Dominik Landertinger, seven seconds back, with Slovenia's Jakov Fak taking third place, with two penalties, 32.9 seconds back.
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23.03.2014
Kuzmina Skis to Oslo Mass Start Victory
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Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina won the season-ending women's 12.5K mass start this afternoon, with four penalties, in 39:44.8. The victory was her second in row after winning yesterday's pursuit competition. Second place went to Slovenia's Teja Gregorin, with two penalties,, 3.8 seconds back, with France's Marie Dorin Habert claiming third, with three penalties, 8.3 seconds back.
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23.03.2014
The Art of Pole Throwing Video
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Biathletes frequently break or lose a ski pole during a competition. For some, like Martin Fourcade, this seems to be a regular occurrence.
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