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03.12.2015
First Career Win for Dorothea Wierer
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumasov
Italy's Dorothea Wierer shot clean and flew around the tough Östersund tracks to claim her first career win in tonight's women's 15K individual in 42:17. Second place went to Marie Dorin Habert of France with two penalties, 14.1 seconds back. With a furious rush in the last loop, late starter clean-shooting Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine claimed third, 37.8 seconds back.
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02.12.2015
Ole Einar Björndalen, King of the 20K
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The "King of Biathlon" Ole Einar Björndalen of Norway proved more than worthy of his title once again claiming victory in the 20K individual this evening in 50:14.5. Björndalen, who turns 42 in January, shot clean, leaving Germany's Simon Schempp, with one penalty in second, 27.1 seconds back. Russia's clean-shooting Alexey Volkov finished third, 38.2 seconds back.
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02.12.2015
Women’s 15K: Your Best Training Day this Summer?
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The men's 20K individual today and the women's 15K individual tomorrow are the real first look at how the top athletes will perform outside of the team environment.
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01.12.2015
Men’s 20K; My Best Training Day This Summer
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Sunday's mixed relays were the appetizer, just enough competition and excitement to prepare for the individual competitions that start on Wednesday evening here in Östersund.
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30.11.2015
Magdalena Neuner: Back in Östersund Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
The last time that Magdalena Neuner was in Östersund was in December 2011; she was on the podium three times and had a baby moose named after her. On Sunday, she returned not as an athlete but as an expert commentator for Germany's ARD television. In the years since, Germany's "Golden Girl" has retired from the sport, married and become a mother, leading what she calls "a normal life."
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29.11.2015
Norway Double: Wins Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Norway, with Fanny Birkeland, Tiril Eckhoff, Johannes Thingnes Boe and Tarjei Boe secured their second victory of the day by winning the mixed relay in 1:11:42.6, with nine spare rounds. Germany finished second, 33.6 seconds back with seven spare rounds while Czech Republic was third, 1:11.5 back with eleven spare rounds.
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29.11.2015
Norway Wins Season-Opening Single Mix Relay
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Norway's Lars Helge Birkeland and Kaia Nicolaisen won the season-opening single mixed relay in 36:27.3 with one penalty and seven spare rounds. Canada finished second, 11.9seconds back, with nine spare rounds, with Germany in third, 13.2 seconds back, with one penalty and eight spare rounds.
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28.11.2015
Östersund Countdown: One Day; Official Training
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
1 day until the season-opening Mixed Relays! This is the end of the countdown. In less than 24 hours, the single mixed relay will open the new season in snow-white Östersund, coated with a fresh layer of snow that fell for much of the day today.
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27.11.2015
Östersund Countdown: Icy and Windy for Men
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
2 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! The men kicked off the program for this first BMW IBU World Cup of the new season with their unofficial training this afternoon, just as the sun was setting.
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26.11.2015
Östersund Countdown; Early Morning in the Stadium
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
3 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund and the new BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Season. The start time for training today was a not long-after-sunrise 8:30 am until just 10:30, because today is the final set-up day for the local organizers before the weekend and the first competitions.
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