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08.01.2014
Ruhpolding 2K Course Tour with Andrea Henkel Video
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Germany’s Andrea Henkel just missed the podium in the mass start on Sunday in Oberhof, but hoped to get another chance for the top three in today’s 4 X 6K relay. However Henkel is not on the start list after a bit of a stomach problem.
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08.01.2014
An Afternoon with Martin, Gabi, Dasha and Friends Video
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On a December afternoon at the Riederalm Hotel in Leogang, Austria, 22 athletes from 12 teams gathered for a top secret mission. No, it was not another Bond movie, but a bit of socializing, fun and a photo shoot.
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07.01.2014
Ruhpolding Inside Track Preview Video
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Daybreak today in Ruhpolding seemed little like January 7, but more like April 7. The thermometer read plus 4.5 degrees, birds were singing in leafless trees, while the streets and meadows had only traces of snow. Plus there was this bright yellow thing in the sky, the sun that never made an appearance last week in Oberhof. By mid-day, then temperature was up to plus 9; the rest of the week looks like more of the same.
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05.01.2014
Tora Berger Wins Oberhof Mass Start
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Norway's Tora Berger won the 12.5K mass start today for her first victory this season. Her time of 37:59, with one penalty put her 17.5 seconds ahead of her clean-shooting teammate Synnøve Solemdal. Solemdal claimed second after a final stretch battle with the charging Darya Domracheva of Belarus, who had two penalties, 17.8 seconds back.
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05.01.2014
Martin Fourcade Wins 1st Mass Start of Season
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Martin Fourcade of France claimed the first mass start of the season in 37:39.4, with a brilliant clean last standing stage and a powerful final last loop. Fourcade with one penalty, finished 5.2 seconds ahead of Russia's clean-shooting Alexi Volkov. Third went to Norway's Tarjei Boe, 19 seconds back with two penalties.
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04.01.2014
Domracheva Doubles Her Fun with Pursuit Win
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Darya Domracheva doubled her fun in Oberhof with win number two in the 10K pursuit, following her sprint win last night. The Belarusian's 33:35.8 time, with three penalties put her34.6 seconds ahead of Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, also with three penalties. Synnøve Solemdal of Norway finished third, with two penalties, 1:10.7 back.
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04.01.2014
Two-in-a-Row for Svendsen
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Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway made it two-in-a –row by claiming the men's pursuit today after winning the sprint last night. Svendsen, with one penalty finished in 34:47.7; 35.6 seconds ahead of teammate Ole Einar Björndalen, with two penalties. France's Martin Fourcade, with two penalties was third, 1 minute back.
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03.01.2014
Domracheva Claims Oberhof Sprint Victory
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus made her first podium appearance this season a special one, with a 23:06.7 victory in the women's 7.5K sprint tonight. With just one penalty the Belarusian finished 29.8 seconds ahead of Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen, who had two penalties. Third went to Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine, 36.4 seconds back with clean shooting.
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03.01.2014
Svendsen Conquers the Weather for Sprint Win
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Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen won for the first time this season by overcoming windy, foggy and rainy conditions. His two prone penalties were the same as his second place teammate, Ole Einar Björndalen, but Svendsen’s 26:44.3 was .4 faster than Björndalen who finished second. Third went to Martin Fourcade of France finished third, with three penalties, 21.7 seconds back.
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02.01.2014
Conditions on the Oberhof Tracks Preview Video
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As the calendar turned from 2013 to 2014, the World Cup biathletes were on the road to Oberhof, heading “back to work” for the traditional opening of the second trimester of the E.ON IBU World Cup season.
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