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29.11.2015
Norway Wins Season-Opening Single Mix Relay
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
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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25.11.2015
Östersund Countdown: Belarus, Austria, Kaisa, Doro and…
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
4 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! Beyond the strongest teams, there are many top individuals and nations that battled for the podium last season and surely will again this season. Among those are the Belarusian women, the Austrian men, and top individuals like Jakov Fak, Fredrik Lindström, Kaisa, and Dorothea Wierer.
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24.11.2015
Östersund Countdown: 2015-16 IBU Guide Now Available
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5 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! The 2015-16 IBU Guide is now available as a downloadable PDF file on our website, www.biathlonworld.com.
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23.11.2015
Östersund Countdown—French Team: Stars and Relays
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
6 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! Only one team had a better all-around performance last season than the French Team and that was Germany. France finished third in both the Men's and Women's Nations Cup, with Martin Fourcade claiming the World Cup Total Score plus the Sprint and Pursuit Cups, while Marie Dorin-Habert won the Sprint and Pursuit World Championships and Silver medals in the relay and mixed relay. Yet they were not the total story for France, the men also claimed a Bronze relay medal, and were part of the mixed relay Silver. There was strong support from Anais Bescond, Enora Latuilliere, Simon Fourcade and Quentin Fillon Maillet.
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19.11.2015
Östersund Countdown—Norwegian Men: Star Power
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
10 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! The Norwegian men ended last season with a handful of successes, mainly claiming the Nations Cup for the second year in a row; the fourth time in the last six seasons. Beyond that there was a share of the Mixed Relay Cup with the women, young Johannes Thingnes Boe in 5th in the Total Score and five WCH medals by Sprint World Champion Tarjei Boe. No question that when Emil Hegle Svendsen and Ole Einar Björndalen are added to the mix, this is a talented team filled with more true stars than any other.
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17.11.2015
Östersund Countdown—Russian Men: Stars and a New Coach
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12 days until the season-opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! Last season ended in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia with Anton Shipulin on the podium three times in three competitions, but missing the victory in the World Cup Total Score, with second place behind Martin Fourcade. Shipulin's excellent season once again was the highlight reel for the Russian men. Yet this traditionally strong team still managed to finish fourth in the World Cup Total Score, with Shipulin winning the mass start crystal globe and the men's relay doing the same despite their disappointing fourth place at the IBU World Championships. Many nations would be thrilled with any of the above results, but with Russia's rich biathlon heritage, both the team and fans expected more.
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16.11.2015
Östersund Countdown—Medalists Lead Czech Team
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
17 Days until the Season-Opening Mixed Relays in Östersund! The Czech Republic was one of only three teams, including Germany and France, that placed both their men (5th) and women (2nd) in the top 5 in last season's Nations Cup. That is a big accomplishment and step up for a team that just 5 years ago was 9th and 12th in those same competitions.
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