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31.10.2012
French Team Rolls On
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Last season the French men, led by Total Score winner Martin Fourcade just missed taking first in the Men’s Nations Cup, finishing just 26 points behind Russia. At the same time, the French women, with Marie Laure Brunet on point, was a strong third in the Women’s Nations Cup behind perennial powerhouses Russia and Germany. As the new season approaches, the French team looks as strong if not stronger and could easily battle for the top spot in both Nations Cups.
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14.09.2012
Ukrainians Complete Training in Central Europe
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The Ukrainian biathlon men’s and women’s teams just ended their final training camp of the season in central Europe. Six men and six women went to Ruhpolding to prepare first for the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships, which will take place in Ufa, Russia, next week, and ultimately for the 2012-13 season.
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07.09.2012
Challenges, Goals in a New Project for Poiree
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Biathlonworld.com recently caught up with the new Belarusian Men’s Coach Raphael Poiree during a recent training camp in Ruhpolding. The now-retired French biathlon star talked about his new position and his plans to take his team to the top levels of biathlon.
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21.08.2012
Everything According to Plan for Swiss Team
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The Swiss Biathlon team looks towards winter with optimism because their summer training is going according to plan.
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09.08.2012
Laura Spector trades Biathlon for Chemistry
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After a senior career that spanned five years, one Olympics, and three World Championships, U.S. biathlete Laura Spector is saying goodbye to the world of elite biathlon. Rather than traveling to Europe for the winter to race, she will be working in a biology laboratory at Dartmouth College, preparing to enter a graduate degree program next fall.
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26.06.2012
Khanty Mansiysk Rebuilding Tracks after Tornado
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After a tornado with rain and hail exceeding the average monthly amount of precipitation hit the city of Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on June 12, washing away the soil in and near the biathlon venue, Executive Director Mr. Antonenkov issued the following statement. He ensured that the E.ON IBU World Cup scheduled for March 2013 was not in danger.
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21.06.2012
Norwegian B-team Enjoys the Italian Mountains
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The Norwegian Men’s B-team, like the Italian squad, is currently training in Forni Avoltri and taking advantage of both the stadium and the surrounding countryside for their daily workouts.
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21.06.2012
Italian Team in Forni Avoltri
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“Careful where you put your rifle, your barrel is full of ants!” advises Coach Patrick Favre to 20-year-old Alexia Runggaldier, new to the Italian A-team this year. The team currently is in Forni Avoltri for a camp.
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14.06.2012
Strength, Endurance, Shooting Tests for Austrians
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The Austrian men’s team went through a rigorous round of strength, endurance and shooting tests over for two days at the Olympic Training Center in Rif near Salzburg earlier this week. Although the shooting analysis by Dr. Gerold Sattlecker has been done for years now, the more extensive fitness tests, initiated by new Head coach Remo Krug, were done for the first time this year.
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13.06.2012
Second Camp for Russian Teams
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Training for both the Russian men and women’s teams is in full swing as they are currently in the midst of their second camp of the new training season.
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