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17.01.2014
A Little Südtirol Night Music with Luki, Lowell & Doro
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Many evenings during the World Cup season are devoted to Skype, reading, board games or other diversions, but once in a while the athletes relax with a little music.
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16.01.2014
First Win for Bescond in Antholz Sprint
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
France's Anais Bescond claimed the first podium and the first win of her career by taking the 7.5K sprint today in 20:32.2, with a single penalty. Second place went to Andrea Henkel of Germany, who shot clean but finished 6.7 seconds back. Belarusian Darya Domracheva finished third, with two penalties, 10.1 seconds back.
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16.01.2014
Antholz 2.5K Course Tour with Dorothea Wierer Video
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Italy's Dorothea Wierer who grew up on the tracks at Antholz toured the 2.5K loop on a beautiful, clear Tuesday morning, enjoying the winter scenery.
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15.01.2014
Spectacular Suntholz Inside Track Preview Video
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
This Sochi clock is ticking, with just over three weeks until the men's sprint opens the competitions there on February 8. The next few days here at Antholz in the Italian Dolomites is the first part of the final countdown to that opening day.
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15.01.2014
Meet Team New Zealand...Sarah Murphy Video
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25-year-old Sarah Murphy comprises the smallest "team" on the E.ON IBU World Cup circuit, because she is the whole team every week; no coach or wax tech or physio is with her as she travels biathlon's high road. A team cannot get much smaller than one person; of course she has support from other teams, friends, family and sponsors along the way. Yet those people come and go. At the end of the day it is always Murphy, her rifle and skis. However tough it is to be alone in such a high stakes sport, she always has a smile on her face.
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14.01.2014
Real Winter in Antholz; The Bear is Smiling
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The Antholz Bear is smiling for good reason as he overlooks the stadium. Entering the Antholz Valley, it looks like much of central Europe, patches of snow in the open fields with a light dusting on the trees a hundred meters or so above. It remains pretty much like that until the final kilometer before the stadium when the fields and forest turn white, covered with 60 cm or so of natural snow that fell from the sky, not from snow guns. The Bear is smiling because he is presiding over a beautiful winter scene.
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12.01.2014
Ruhpolding Inside Track Wrap-up with Emil & Gabi Video
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Two athletes dominated the competitions this week in Ruhpolding: Emil Hegle Svendsen and Gabriela Soukalova. After winning the individual competitions, they both came back for uncontested wire-to-wire wins in the pursuit.
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12.01.2014
Ruhpolding Double for Svendsen
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Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway matched women's pursuit winner Gabriela Soukalova by taking his second win in a row here in the men's pursuit. His clean shooting carried the Norwegian to a 32:38.2 win, 18 seconds ahead of Jakov Fak of Slovenia, who also shot clean. Third went to Russia's Evegeny Garanichev, with one penalty, 21,4 seconds back.
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12.01.2014
Ruhpolding Win Number Two for Soukalova
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Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic started first and remained in that position for the whole competition, winning for the second time this week in Ruhpolding. She hit every target while covering the 10K in 30:39.8, 9.7 seconds ahead of Norway's Tora Berger, with one penalty. Third, 38.9 seconds back was Kaisa Mäkäräinen, with three penalties.
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11.01.2014
Svendsen Victorious in Ruhpolding 20K
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Emil Hegle Svendsen won for the third time in four competitions since the start of the New Year, claiming the 20K individual in 48:58.5, with one penalty. Svendsen also won the sprint and pursuit last week in Oberhof. Second and third went to Russians Alexey Volkov and Evegeny Ustyugov, 14.6 and 16.5 seconds back, respectively. Volkov shot clean while Ustyugov had a single penalty.
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