Beitostølen Training with the Austrian Team Video
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As November began, the Austrian Biathlon Team, like most other nations, headed north to either Norway or Finland for some serious on-snow training and final preparation for the new season.
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France, Belarus, Czech & More: Alfred Eder Interview
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The teams from France and Czech Republic finished fifth and seventh, respectively in the Nations Cup for both men and women. Yet these two teams were big players for the whole 2013-14 biathlon season, while adding to their reputations at the Sochi OWG. Likewise, the 6th place Belarusian women, now coached by Alfred Eder should maintain their ranking and none other than Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen should again contend for the Total Score title.
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Germany Preview: Mark Kirchner Video Interview
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Germany finished second and third in the Women and Men's Nations Cup last season; the days of domination of virtually every seasonal category in biathlon are past. Yet, at the same time, both teams remain a force in the sport, just not at the level of several years ago. This year should be another solid season for the men with a returning squad of reliable veterans, while the women face a challenge with a cast of younger women and not returning stars, save the returning–from-injury Miriam Gössner.
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Austria: Landi, Eder, and Gösweiner Interviews
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After an excellent 2013-14 season with two Olympic medals, Dominik Landertinger and Simon Eder 4th and 5th in the World Cup Total Score, and a strong fourth place in the Nations Cup, the Austrian men are looking for more of the same this season with a few improvements.
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Ukraine Preview: Valj Semerenko Interview
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The Sochi Olympic Winter Games brought the Ukrainian women's team unprecedented success, with Vita Semerenko's sprint Bronze, followed on the Games' penultimate day with the 4 X 6K relay Gold medal. The Relay Gold was Ukraine's first Olympic biathlon Gold medal ever. The Relay Gold fulfilled the promise that the team had showed for several seasons, with World Cup podiums, a Silver medal at the 2013 IBU WCH, but never a win on the sport's biggest stage.
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“Best in Sochi 2014” Honor to Björndalen
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Norway's 2014 Olympic Sprint Gold medalist Ole Einar Björndalen was honored today in Bangkok, Thailand as the Best Male Performer at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. This honor was presented at the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) assembly, which represents 204 NOCS. The ceremony was broadcast in 25 countries and had over 1200 journalists in attendance. Greatest Award
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Tim Burke Marries Andrea Henkel
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US Biathlete Tim Burke married the recently retired German biathlete Andrea Henkel last Saturday in Lake Placid, New York.
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Simon Fourcade…I Love What I am Doing
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Injuries and disappointments are things that cut many athletes' careers, yet despite injuries, surgery and not achieving his biggest personal goal so far, Simon Fourcade can easily say, "I love what I am doing."
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Miriam Gössner: Back In Business
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As the winter approaches and before the teams migrate to the Scandinavian darkness, hundreds of biathletes and cross-country skiers can be found daily on the Dachstein Glacier above Ramsau, Austria. Among those on the glacier on Wednesday were the German men and a single member of the German women's squad; Miriam Gössner.
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Martin Fourcade…Lucky with the Life I Have
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Multiple Olympic and World Champion Martin Fourcade spends much of the year traveling for training, competition or his many sponsor obligations. Yet, like most people, he appreciates being at home most of all.
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