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26.02.2014
Armin Auchentaller New Women’s Coach in Switzerland
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Swiss Ski today announced that it appointed former US World Cup Coach Armin Auchentaller as the new Women's Head Coach. This comes on th eheels of Selina Gasaparin's Silver medal in Sochi.
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22.02.2014
Gold for Russian Men in Relay
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Russia won its first Olympic Biathlon medal of these 2014 Olympic Winter Games, claiming the men's 4 X 7.5K relay to the delight of a packed stadium this evening. The team of Alexey Volkov, Evegeny Ustyugov, Dmitry Malyshko, and Anton Shipulin finished in 1:12:15.9, with eight spare rounds, 3.5 seconds ahead of silver medalists Germany, with two spare rounds. Austria, with seven spares won the Bronze medal, 29.8 seconds back.
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22.02.2014
Men’s Relay Competitors in “The Spy Who Loved Biathlon”
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Nine of the men competing in this evening’s final biathlon event of the Sochi Games were featured in our movie from last season, “The Spy Who Loved Biathlon,” Parts of which were filmed here at the Laura Biathlon Stadium.
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22.02.2014
IBU Press Release
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IBU Press Release Sochi, February 22, 2014
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22.02.2014
IOC Press Release
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IOC sanctions German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle for failing anti-doping test at the Sochi Games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle of Germany has been excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sachenbacher-Stehle, 33, tested positive on 17 February for methylhexaneamine (dimethylpentylamine).
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21.02.2014
Ukraine Golden in Women’s Relay
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Ukraine won Olympic Gold in the women's relay this evening with a team of Vita Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, Valj Semerenko, and Olena Pidhrushna. Their five spare round shooting brought them across the finish line in 1:10:02.5, 26.4 seconds ahead of Silver medal-winning Russia, with four spare rounds. Norway claimed the Bronze medal, 37.6 seconds back, with five spare rounds.
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21.02.2014
Musical Medalists: Soukalova, Hofer and Wierer
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Many biathletes are musically talented; three of them were medalists in Wednesday evening's first-ever Olympic Mixed Relay competition.
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20.02.2014
Björndalen Elected to IOC Athletes’ Commission
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Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen, just one day after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian ever was announced along with Canadian hockey player Haley Wickenheiser as the newest members of the 22-person IOC Athletes' Commission.
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19.02.2014
Norway Dominates Mixed Relay Debut
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Norway claimed the first-ever Olympic Mixed Relay Gold medal with a dominating performance from the whole team of Tora Berger, Tiril Eckhoff, Ole Einar Björndalen, and Emil Hegle Svendsen. They used just two spare rounds in their 1:09:17 win, 32.6 seconds ahead of the Silver medal team, Czech Republic, with seven spare rounds. The Bronze medal went to Italy, 58.2 seconds back.
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18.02.2014
Photo-Finish Mass Start Gold for Svendsen
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Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen outdueled France's Martin Fourcade down the finish stretch to claim the Men's Mass Start Gold medal this afternoon. Svendsen shot clean, covering the 15K course in 42:29.1. Fourcade, with one penalty was given the same time, but the finish photo showed the Norwegian ahead as they crossed the line. Clean-shooting Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic won the Bronze medal, 13.8 seconds back.
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