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11.06.2014
Sochi Medalists Selina Gasparin, Ilia Chernousov Marry
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Switzerland's Olympic Silver medalist Selina Gasparin wed her long-time boyfriend and Russia's Olympic Bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov this past weekend in a civil ceremony in Chernousov's home city of Novosibirsk.
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10.06.2014
New Coaches for Slovakian Men and Women
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The Presidium of the Slovak Biathlon Association (SBA), at its first meeting after the recent SBA Congress appointed Juraj Sanitra as the Men's Head Coach and Pavel Kobela as the Women's Head Coach.
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09.06.2014
Retirement for Marie Laure Brunet
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France's Marie Laure Brunet announced her retirement from biathlon competition through a series of video interviews with the French media. While announcing her retirement, she commented that she will become the "number one fan for her French teammates" in the coming seasons.
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02.06.2014
Baby Girl for Lena; Coaching Changes in Ukraine
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Retired German biathlon star Magdalena Neuner added mother to her long list of accomplishments last Friday with the birth of a daughter. The 27-year old Neuner and husband Seppi Holzer's new daughter, Anna Verena checked in at 51 cm, and 3,330 grams at the hospital in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Mother and daughter are doing well according to media reports in Germany. Congratulations to Lena and her husband!
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28.05.2014
Zdenek Vitek Moves from Athlete to Czech Women’s Coach
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2003 IBU WCH Bronze medalist Zdenek Vitek was named as the Women's Coach for the Czech Republic on Tuesday, moving into the position held by Jindrich Sikola for the past four years. Sikola will now lead the Czech Junior Team as their Coach.
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22.05.2014
Alexander Kravtsov New Russian Biathlon President
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Alexander Kravtsov was elected on Tuesday as the new President of the Russian Biathlon Union, succeeding Mikhail Prokhorov in the position.
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19.05.2014
Hamza Elected CBU President; Coaching Changes: Part 2
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This past week, the Czech Biathlon Union elected Jiri Hamza to become their new President. At the same time, several coaching staffs were recently shuffled in France, Belarus, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
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01.05.2014
Biathletes Serve Up Coffee at Charity Event
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Two Slovakian biathletes were among the country's sports stars who recently took part in fund-raiser for a cancer charity in Banska Bystrica. During the event, two-time Olympic Gold medalist Anastasiya Kuzmina and her teammate Matej Kazar served coffee at two coffee houses in the city center.
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29.04.2014
Retiring from Biathlon; Part 2, the Women
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Many athletes' careers are defined by the Olympic Winter Games. As the Sochi Olympic cycle ends and a new 4-year drive to Pyeongchang starts, many well-known and not-so-well-known biathletes have ended their careers.
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23.04.2014
Retiring From Biathlon: Part 1, the Men
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Athletes retire from their chosen sport on a regular basis for many reasons. In a sport like biathlon, most athletes live by the four-year Olympic cycle. So it comes as no surprise that many have ended their careers at the end of this Olympic season. Many announced their intentions long ago but several made the decision recently, like Sochi relay Gold medalist Evgeny Ustyugov.
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