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15.01.2016
Spectacular Winter Scenes in Antholz
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Winter finally arrived this week in Ruhpolding with some nice fresh snow to cover the tracks and surrounding mountains. Likewise, winter with some beautiful scenery is in full force at Antholz, site of World Cup 6 next week. No worries about winter conditions in this always special stop on the World Cup tour; the tracks and surrounding area are nothing short of a winter wonderland, just waiting for next week.
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15.01.2016
Ruhpolding Postcard: Biathlon Bavarian-Style
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Every winter for one week, Ruhpolding rolls out the red carpet of Bavarian-style hospitality, welcoming thousands of visitors to this small village. This year, the village opened its arms to biathlon fans for two weeks, due to the relocation of World Cup 4. Whether it is for one or two weeks, a visit to this special spot in Bavaria should be on every biathlon fan's bucket list; it is a truly unique biathlon experience. Our "Ruhpolding Postcard: Biathlon Bavarian-Style" offers a glimpse of the Ruhpolding biathlon experience.
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14.01.2016
Clean-shooting Wierer Dominates 15K
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Dorothea Wierer of Italy shot clean today, giving her a dominating lead and victory in the women's 15K individual today. Her time of 40:19.9 put her 54.8 second ahead of Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland and 1:09.9 ahead of Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic. Both Mäkäräinen and Soukalova had single penalties.
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13.01.2016
Martin Masters Ruhpolding 20K
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Martin Fourcade of France mastered the snowy conditions on the tracks to take the men's 20K today, with a single penalty in 50:53.9. Second went to the man who beat him in last week's pursuit, Simon Eder of Austria, with one penalty17.5 seconds back. Anton Shipulin of Russia finished third, also with one penalty, 28 seconds back.
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13.01.2016
A Cake for Kaisa Mäkäräinen’s Birthday Video
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Monday was a day off, no training for Kaisa Mäkäräinen, just as well, because it rained all day...and it was her birthday. After three hard days of competition that included a sprint podium, most of her birthday was spent, "in bed, resting." She added, "I hoped to go out for dinner with friends, but it is Monday on most of the restaurants in Ruhpolding are closed. So we will just wait another day and eat in the hotel." Mäkäräinen's birthday usually falls on a competition day and ever since her teenage years, she has spent her birthday on the road.
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12.01.2016
Ruhpolding Editor’s Choice Preview with Tarjei Video
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After weeks of no snow and little cold weather, it looks like the Ruhpolding will deliver for BMW IBU World Cup 5. Snow started falling this morning and should continue on and off for the rest of the week; temperatures will finally stay cold also.
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12.01.2016
Biathletes Now, Friends Forever: Andreja, Eva, Weronika
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Three biathletes from three countries; Slovenia Poland and Romania met years ago and become fast friends. Andreja Mali, Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak, and Eva Tofalvi make it a point to get together at least once a week during the competition season to talk about life, biathlon and laugh a lot. After the season, this trio stays in touch and every year they spend some holiday time together. Even though biathlon brought them together, this trio has something that goes well beyond sport. Enjoy their take on sport, fun away from the stadium and life after biathlon...and find out who is always late in "Biathletes Now, Friends Forever: Andreja, Eva and Weronika."
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11.01.2016
Ruhpolding Wrap-up: Laura, Martin and Gabi Roll On
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The first BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon competitions of the New Year were a series of classic battles between the two Yellow Bibs, Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova and their talented rivals.
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10.01.2016
Two In a Row for Dahlmeier
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Clean-shooting Laura Dahlmeier of Germany won the women’s mass start today in 33:17.7, giving her four wins this season. France’s Marie Dorin Habert was second with one penalty, 15.3 seconds back. Tiril Eckhoff of Norway, with two penalties claimed third in a photo-finish with France’s Anais Bescond; both 21.9 seconds back.
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10.01.2016
Mass Start to Martin Fourcade
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France’s Martin Fourcade won the men’s 15K mass start today in 34:07.2 seconds, with one penalty. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic, the only clean shooter in the field finished second, 13.7 seconds back. Norway’s Tarjei Boe despite three penalties finished third, 29.7 seconds back.
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