Peter Sendel New German Men’s IBU Cup Coach
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43-year-old Peter Sendel who worked with Ricco Gross during the IBU Cup season has been selected to be the Men's Head Coach for the German IBU Cup team.
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Finland’s Marco Laaksonen Says, “Hit the Targets”
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"We have two top athletes, Kaisa and Mari; after there is a big gap," is how Finland's Head Coach Marco Laaksonen sums up his team. "We have to do something with everyone else in order for them to move up in the results, so we are focusing on hitting targets. If we can hit more targets, their results will improve." That is just part of the plan to make the Finnish team, known for mostly for Kaisa's exploits, simply get better and be more competitive. During a camp in Obertilliach with his 4-person A team, Laaksonen talked about his strategy and what the team has been doing this summer after the IBU World Championships last season in Kontiolahti.
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Australia Hosts IBU-IOC Oceania Region Development Camp
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While central Europe was baking in hot July temperatures, a dozen young biathletes from Australia and New Zealand were honing their skills at the IBU-IOC Oceania Region Development Camp, the first one ever conducted in Australia.
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Biathlon Development Camps in Spain
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Spain in July usually means a holiday, in Madrid, Valencia or on a nice beach. However over the past two weekends, July meant thoughts of winter and biathlon as the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation held two development camps with over a dozen young athletes.
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“Training in Paradise” with the Canadian Team
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The Canadian Biathlon A and B teams live and train in Canmore, Alberta Canada, site of World Cup 7 next season. The eleven athletes (six men and five women) sleep in their own beds, and get up every morning to go up to the training center, situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.
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IBU WCH 2017: Hochfilzen Construction Progressing
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Hosting the two weeks of competitions at the IBU World Championships is a big task in itself, but long-term preparation for the this event is an even bigger job, that takes years of work. Hochfilzen, Austria, host of the 2017 IBU WCH is in the midst of a construction boom that will see some big changes and improvements in the venue and infrastructure.
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Honors and a Crystal Rifle for Dasha in Minsk
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Part of the spring ritual for most teams is a celebration, party and awards for the just-ended season. The Belarusian Federation of Biathlon held their annual event for the team, coaches, staff and sponsors as the sun was setting on a clear afternoon on the outskirts of Minsk recently.
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New Slovakia Coaches: Juraj Sanitra and Anna Murínová
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Former Slovakian Women's Coach Juraj Sanitra was selected as the Head Coach for the Slovakian team on Thursday while former athlete Anna Murínová was selected to be the Head Coach for the women's team, replacing Pavel Kobela who resigned after last season. Sanitra will be doing double duty as he is also the Men's Head Coach.
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First Camp for Ukrainian Team; Focus on Shooting
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On May 24 the Ukrainian team started the first summer training camp in the renovated Sports Complex Raubichi in Minsk, Belarus. This camp, which ended last Wednesday, focused mostly on shooting training. According to the athletes, it is nice and important to start the preparation for the next season in such good conditions.
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French Team: Cycling the Route de Napoleon
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The French biathlon team kicked of their summer camp season with a unique cycling trip in good spring weather that took them across the French Alps from Die in the Rhone-Alps Department to Antibes in Provence on the Mediterranean via the Route de Napoleon.
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