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03.12.2014
Question of the Day: Your Best Memory from Last Season?
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
As the new season starts, some of the top athletes reflected on last year during some short interviews this week. Over the coming days, these athletes: Martin Fourcade, Ole Einar Björndalen, Kaisa Mäkäräinen, Arnd Peiffer, Simon Eder, Anton Shipulin, Dominik Landertinger, Dmitry Malyshko, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Valj Semerenko, Johannes Boe, Franziska Hildebrand, Tiril Eckhoff and Darya Domracheva will offer their answers to the “Question of the Day.” Watch our video with today’s Question of the Day, “What was your best memory from last season?”
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03.12.2014
Svendsen Buries the 20K Field
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen's literally buried the other 100 men in tonight's men's 20K individual in Östersund. His typical strong performance on the tracks plus brilliant clean shooting on an evening when no one else could do the same resulted in a 53:25.6 victory. That put him 1:17.6 ahead of second place Serhiy Semenov of Ukraine with one penalty. Third went to Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic, also with a single penalty, 2:08.3 back.
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02.12.2014
Men’s 20K under the Lights: Course Video
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Sunday's mixed relay was just the appetizer for the next two nights of competition and the new BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon season. The Sunday competition offered a peek at many of the big names; most of whom as expected looked fit and in race shape. Over the next two evenings, those initial conclusions will be tested.
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29.11.2014
Stars and Teams in Season-Opening Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
The mixed relay competition tomorrow at 15:30 in Östersund has become the standard opening competition of the season each year. It is a perfect fit to get things started. Twenty-two teams are entered; predicting who will win is definitely a challenge, after looking at the rosters. Soft Opening
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28.11.2014
Season Opens This Weekend: Beitostølen Video
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
This is the most anticipated weekend of the year for biathletes with the opening BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon mixed relay in Östersund on Sunday and IBU Cup sprints in Beitostølen on Saturday and Sunday.
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27.11.2014
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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25.11.2014
France, Belarus, Czech & More: Alfred Eder Interview
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
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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22.11.2014
Germany Preview: Mark Kirchner Video Interview
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
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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14.11.2014
Austria: Landi, Eder, and Gösweiner Interviews
Copyright IBU/OESV/Gerald Sonnberger
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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10.11.2014
Ukraine Preview: Valj Semerenko Interview
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
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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