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27.07.2015
200 Days to 2016 YOG: Pathway to Success for Preuss
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Today marks 200 days until the opening of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Back in the third week of January 2012, over 3 ½ years ago at the first YOG in Innsbruck, Franziska Preuss emerged as one of the big stars of those Games and now is one of the leading ladies in the sport of biathlon.
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23.07.2015
Anton Shipulin: A New Plan for Success
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Last season was one of the most successful for the Olympic Champion Anton Shipulin: he finished second in the World Cup Total Score, with only Martin Fourcade ahead of him. This success inspired the Russian biathlete, pushing him to look for new methods and types of work that would allow him to do more to fulfill his dreams. Now Shipulin trains apart from the main team, implementing and controlling his own path to success.
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20.07.2015
Biathlon Weddings: Bailey, Glazyrina, Perras, Jonsson
Copyright IBU/Jerry kokesh
July has been a big month for weddings in the world of biathlon, with six current or recently retired biathletes getting married recently.
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13.07.2015
New Daughter for Anastasiya Kuzmina
Copyright IBU/Rene Miko
Double Olympic Sprint Champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia delivered a healthy baby daughter on Sunday evening at the Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
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08.07.2015
Breakfast Starts a Training Day; Summertime Delights
Copyright IBU/ Jerry Kokesh
There is a huge difference between a biathlete's life during the competitive season and the rest of the year. Most of the winter is spent in hotels with teammates away from home. The summer training season is different, with sometimes several weeks in a row training at home, sleeping in a familiar bed and eating favorite foods; even summer training camps are a much different experience; not holidays but definitely a bit more relaxed and flexible.
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06.07.2015
Mononucleosis Hits Darya Domracheva
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
World Cup Total Score Titlist and triple Olympic Gold medalist Darya Domracheva announced today via social media that she has contracted mononucleosis.
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22.06.2015
Anton Shipulin Marries Luiza Sabitova
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Earlier this spring, Anton Shipulin announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Luiza Sabitova. Last Saturday June 20, the two were married in ceremonies in beautiful clear summer day on the shore of Shartash Lake in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
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17.06.2015
Early Summer: High Altitude Cycling, Rollerskiing
Copyright IBU/Pietro/Weronika personal
With summer training in high gear, teams have been working on their aerobic fitness and strength while cycling and rollerskiing up legendary climbs well above the tree line. The Italian and Polish teams took long road trips this month for training camps to Correncon-en-Vercors, France and Bormio, Italy. At the same time, some of the German women were mountain biking and hiking in the big mountains closer to home.
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16.05.2015
Teams Back in Training; Camps, Running, Cycling
Copyright IBU/Facebook
As the calendar rolled over from April to May, most teams restarted formal training for the upcoming 2015-16 biathlon season. Although, April is a "rest" month, most professional biathletes do not spend that down time sitting around. Rest really means stepping away from formal training and especially, the shooting range. At the end of March and in early in April, athletes were still on the snow; Belarusians snowboarding in Austria, French athletes savoring a few warms days of spring cross-country skiing and Germany's Laura Dahlmeier hiking high in the German Alps.
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11.05.2015
Sweden’s Bettan Högberg on Celebrity Baking Show
Copyright IBU/TV4
Biathlete's hobbies run the gamut from sky-diving and motorcycling to the more passive like painting, knitting or reading. Then there is Sweden's Elisabeth "Bettan" Högberg whose sweet hobby is designing and baking creative cakes. Now she will be demonstrating those talents over on Sweden's TV4 starting on May 21 in "All Celebrity Sweden Baking."
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