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08.01.2016
Hildebrand’s Sprint Win Thrills German Crowd
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Franziska Hildebrand of Germany won the women’s sprint today in 19:46.5 seconds, going 10-for-10 on the shooting range. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic and Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland both matched Hildebrand on the range, but finished .3 and 2.3 seconds back, respectively.
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08.01.2016
Johannes Thingnes Boe Leads Norwegian Sprint Sweep
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Clean-shooting Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won the men’s sprint today in 21:57.5. His brother Tarjei hit all ten targets and finished second, a mere 3 seconds back. Third went to their teammate Emil Hegle Svendsen, who finished 7.6 seconds back, matching the Boe brothers on the shooting range.
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06.01.2016
A New Year; Three Big World Cups Ahead
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Every athlete and fan hope that 2016 brings more than just more great competitions, but the one ingredient that was severely lacking during December 2015: snow! Whether or not that while stuff falls from the skies is a big question mark, especially in the coming days. Still these next three BMW IBU World Cup biathlons are traditionally some of the biggest events of the season outside of the IBU World Championships and this year should be no exception.
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06.01.2016
Video: Your Favorite Biathlete; Not Yourself?
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Every aspiring athlete has a hero or a role model. At the same time, the top biathletes in the world all have their favorites; some competing against them every week and some now retired. Some stars of today reveal their personal favorite biathlete in “Daily Question: Who is Your Favorite Biathlete, Not Yourself?”
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21.12.2015
Merry Christmas Video: Lowell, Jean Gui, Clare Friends
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The competitions are over for December; everyone is headed home for some recovery and family time over the holidays. With the holidays in mind, our final video of 2016 includes a couple of Christmas songs from Lowell Bailey, Jean Guillaume Beatrix and Clare Egan plus greetings from a long list of athletes. Make sure you watch the whole video, “A Merry Little Christmas with Lowell, Jean Gui, Clare and Friends” or you may miss some of your favorite athletes! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the World of Biathlon!
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20.12.2015
Pokljuka Wrap-up Video: Sunshine, Shooting & Yellow Bib
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Pokljuka lived up to Slovenia's image as the sunny side of the Alps, with brilliant windless days perfect for clean shooting and spectacular action on the tracks. These final competitions of the first trimester closed with Jean Guillaume Beatrix's first career World Cup win over Emil Hegle Svendsen, while Kaisa Mäkäräinen topped the women's field. As the World Cup circus leaves Pokljuka; Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova are wearing the Yellow Bibs for the holiday season. Our "Pokljuka Wrap-up: Sunshine, Shooting and Yellow Bibs," is full of sunny highlights as we head into 2016.
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20.12.2015
Jean Guillaume Beatrix Tops Svendsen for Mass Start Win
Copyright IBU/Kvetoslav Frgal
France’s Jean Guillaume Beatrix shot clean to claim his first-ever World Cup win in today’s mass start, covering the 15K in 35:33.7. Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen finished second, a mere 0.3 second back with one penalty. His teammate Ole Einar Björndalen finished third with two penalties, and was third, 2.5 seconds back.
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18.12.2015
IBU Development: Material Distribution
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Early each season, the IBU holds a Material Distribution Day in Hochfilzen where teams big and small receive varying amounts of gear. This day is a part of the IBU Development program in cooperation with IBU Partner/Suppliers. The Partner/Suppliers provide more than one million Euros in equipment from skis and poles to race suits, ammunition and ski wax. This distribution gives top-notch material to athletes who would otherwise have to buy this equipment to compete at the World Cup, IBU Cup or Junior levels. The “IBU Development: Material Distribution” video offers insight into this program that is crucial to the further development of biathlon worldwide.
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17.12.2015
Another Sprint Win for Simon Schempp
Copyright IBU/Kvetoslav Frgal
Clean-shooting Simon Schempp of Germany won the men’s 10K sprint at Pokljuka in 23:02.5 seconds. Norway’s Ole Einar Björndalen finished second, 15.2 back while Russia’s Evgeniy Garanichev in third place, was 25.1 seconds back. Both Björndalen and Garanichev matched Schempp on the shooting range.
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17.12.2015
Ricco Gross: New Team, New Motivation Video
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Russian Men's Coach Ricco Gross said earlier in the season, "I am responsible for the success of Men's Biathlon in Russia." Now after just one podium in Östersund, his team took a big step forward last week with places 4, 5 and 6 in the sprint, Anton Shipulin's third place in the pursuit and then a win in the men's relay. In the video, "Ricco Gross: New Team, New Motivation," Gross comments on his first few months coaching the Russian men, his goals, and that the team was getting "better step-by-step."
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