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27.02.2015
This Season’s Final IBU Cups in Canmore, Canada
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The last IBU Cups 7 and 8 in this season will take place in Canmore, Canada and will kick off tomorrow with sprints.
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26.02.2015
Kontiolahti Countdown: 1 Week until Mixed Relay
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The countdown to the 2015 IBU World Championships in Kontiolahti begins today where the mixed relay opens the 10 days of competition next Thursday.
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24.02.2015
France and Russia win Junior Relay Gold Medals
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The last day of competition at the IBU YJWCH in Raubichi were the hardest for the athletes. Unlike the OECH in Otepää, where the final day brought a perfect weather with the sun and clear skies, the conditions in Raubichi made for a lot of problems for the teams, the OC, and fans. The light rain which started before the first relay barely stopped during the competition, making tough track conditions harder and snow cover thinner. The French team of Chloe Chevalier, Julia Simon and Lena Arnaud needed just 53:27.3 and 6 spare rounds to claim the first victory for their country in the junior women's relay. In the afternoon, Russia claimed the last Gold medal of these Championships with their team of Aleksandr Dediukhin, Viktor Tretiakov, Eduard Latypov and Alexander Povarnitsyn, using just four spare rounds to confidently won the junior men's relay in 1:19:59.7.
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23.02.2015
Condolences: Death of Russian Biathlete Alina Yakimkina
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Russian biathlete Alina Yakimkina died unexpectedly of heart failure on February 21st during a Cup of Russia competition in Tyumen. Doctors were immediately on hand, but were unable to revive her. The 21-year-old was a member of the Udmurt Republic team.
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23.02.2015
Gold for Belarus and Russia in Youth Relays - IBU YJWCH
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The Belarusian team of Dzinara Alimbekava, Hanna Sola, and Darya Blashko gave the local fans a present by winning the youth women's relay Gold medal for the first time in history, using just seven spare rounds in their 51:50.2 win. Unlike the youth women, Russia's youth men's team of Igor Shetko, Nikita Porshnev and Kirill Streltsov defended the last year's title winning the Gold, with seven spares in 1:04:01.2.
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22.02.2015
Latypov and Leitner Win Pursuit Gold
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Felix Leitner of Austria scored his second medal at Raubichi by winning the youth men's pursuit in 28:12.3, with two penalties. Eduard Latypov of Russia, who won the pursuit at the IBU OECH a few weeks ago duplicated that success today. He claimed the junior men's pursuit Gold medal in 35:02.8, with two penalties after starting the competition with number 6.
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22.02.2015
Tandrevold and Heinrich Claim Women’s Pursuit Titles
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Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold scored her third medal of the YJWCH and first Gold in the youth women's 7.5K pursuit, in a time of 23:26.9, with two penalties. Just a short while later, Marie Heinrich of Germany with start number 4 shot perfectly today and accordingly won the first Gold for her team winning the junior women's 10K pursuit in 27:58.3.
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21.02.2015
Arnaud and Dediukhin Win Junior Sprints at YJWCH
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18-year-old Lena Arnaud of France scored her first personal podium and won Gold in the junior women's sprint 20:40.6. Aleksandr Dediukhin of Russia, the silver medalist in the individual, won Gold in the afternoon junior men's sprint in 24:49.0. Both Gold medalists shot clean.
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20.02.2015
Blashko and Mobakken Win Youth Sprints; Home Team Medal
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Clean-shooting Darya Blashko scored the first medal for Belarus at these home championships by winning Gold in the youth women's 6K sprint in 16:26.4. In the afternoon youth men's sprint, Jonas Uglem Mobakken won the first Gold medal at the YJWCH for Norway. Mobakken, like Blashko shot clean, covering the 7.5K in 20:38.5.
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19.02.2015
Raubichi: Rebirth of a World Class Venue Video
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Raubichi on the outskirts of Minsk Belarus has a long history as a major biathlon venue, having hosted the World Championships in 1974, 1982 and 1990. As the sport has grown and advanced, so have the venues which need periodic upgrades to stay in step with the times. Over the past three years, Raubichi has gotten a complete makeover from top to bottom. It is now as modern as any biathlon venue in the world and well prepared to host this week’s IBU Youth Junior World Championships and other major competitions in the future. Our video “Raubichi: Rebirth of a World Class Venue” filmed before the snow started flying, takes a look at transformed venue.
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