NEWS
 
22.01.2015
Antholz Editor’s Choice Preview with Arnd Peiffer
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Over the years, some teams have performed better than others in the rarified air of Antholz. The German team is among those who have a history of good results here, including World Championships by Magdalena Neuner, Simon Schempp's first career win last year and several podiums by Arnd Peiffer.
[+] read more...

21.01.2015
Antholz Course Tour with Dominik Windisch
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
This week in Antholz will surely present the best track conditions of the whole season for the four days of competition. There is plenty of natural snow on the perfectly prepared tracks with temperatures expected to stay below freezing through the weekend. Local resident and Olympic Bronze medalist took a quick tour of the tracks today in our video, "Antholz Course Tour with Dominik Windisch." These four competition days are will put a cap on the second group of World Cups this January. After this weekend, the World Cup circuit will take a short break before restarting in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic on February 6.
[+] read more...

20.01.2015
Sunshine, Mountains and Snow in Antholz
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Five World Cups into the 2014-15 season and finally...at BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 6, the athletes at training this morning stepped into winter. The tracks, meadows, trees in the forest, and mountaintops surrounding the Antholz Biathlon stadium are well-covered with snow; the temperature is below freezing and expected to stay there all week. Add in the great backdrop of the Dolomites and the sunshine here and the stage is set for great competition conditions. For the first time this season, the athletes will not come to the stadium anytime this week, wondering what the weather lottery will throw at them this time.
[+] read more...

19.01.2015
Afternoon Elegance with Kaisa, Dasha and Friends
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Just before the holidays, a dozen top athletes spent most of an afternoon shooting photos for the annual IBU Photo Calendar. This year the theme was "Shining Stars."Accordingly, the athletes were dressed to the nines, as if going out for an elegant evening on the town.
[+] read more...

18.01.2015
Editor’s Choice Wrap-up with Dasha and Simon
Copyright IBU/
This past week in Ruhpolding has been full of memorable moments from the Norwegian Men's Relay and Johannes Boe's and Fanny Horn's sprint wins to Simon Schempp's hometown in the mass start and Darya Domracheva's comeback win in the mass start plus two other podoiums. Here is a quick recap of this just completed World Cup, Now it is on to Antholz!
[+] read more...

18.01.2015
Schempp Wins Photo-Finish Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Simon Schempp of Germany ended up tumbling at the finish of the mass start today, but came out the winner in a three-man photo finish, claiming the victory in 35:42.8. Second went to Quentin Fillon Maillet of France and third to Michal Slesingr of Czech Republic, all with the same time as well as with clean shooting. Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway finished fourth, with one penalty, 2 seconds back, with teammate Ole Einar Björndalen also with one penalty, was 2.6 seconds back. Russia's Anton Shipulin was sixth, with two penalties, 7.8 seconds back. Martin Fourcade with the Yellow Bib finished 21st with four penalties, 1:19.8 back.
[+] read more...

18.01.2015
Germany Wins Mixed Relay in Ridnaun
Copyright IBU/Harald Deubert
The German team of Annika Knoll, Karolin Horchler, Johannes Kuehn and Christoph Stephan won the last competition at IBU Cup 5 in Ridnaun in 1:26:39.0. The battle for the first place continued until the finish line between German and French athletes, but Christoph Stephan showed pretty good speed on the last loop and overtook Antonin Guigonnat on the finish line, winning just by .4 seconds. Both Germany and France used 9 spares. Russia finished third, using 11 spare rounds plus 2 penalty loops, 1:12.2 minutes behind. Norway was fourth, Ukraine finished fifth and sixth place went to Czech Republic.
[+] read more...

18.01.2015
Another Mass Start Comeback for Domracheva
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Belarusian Darya Domracheva pulled off another of her classic comebacks to win the women's mass start today with three penalties, in 35:17.5. After penalties in the first prone and first standing, she fell back to the middle of the pack before regaining the lead and eventually the victory. Second went to Germany's Franziska Preuss, with two penalties, 16.5 seconds back, while Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic finished third, with three penalties, 22.9nseocnds back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine, also with two penalties finished fourth, 23.3 seconds back. Fifth went to France's Anais Bescond, with one penalty, 24.2 seconds back, while Weronika Nowakowska Ziemniak of Poland finished sixth, with one penalty, 33 seconds back. Kaisa Mäkäräinen in the Yellow Bib finished seventh, with four penalties, 40.6 seconds back.
[+] read more...

17.01.2015
Johannes Thingnes Boe Buries Sprint Field
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe buried the men's sprint field today, claiming a clean-shooting victory in 23:59.2, 24.5 seconds ahead of Germany's Simon Schempp, who also shot clean. The young Norwegian led from start to finish. Third went to Schempp's teammate Arnd Peiffer, with one penalty, 57.5 seconds back. The next three men all had a single penalty, with fourth going to Russia's Anton Shipulin, 1:04 back; fifth to Latvia's Andrejs Rastorgujevs, 1:05.9 back and sixth to another German Benedikt Doll, 1:06.7 back. The Yellow/Red Bib Martin Fourcade finished with two penalties in 25th place.
[+] read more...

17.01.2015
Making Moves: Behind the Green Screen
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Television viewers worldwide are seeing something in the biathlon broadcasts new since the sprint competition last week in Oberhof; athlete photos in the right corner of the screen. These new graphics with the athletes in non-competition clothing pop-up each time an athlete’s name is introduced.
[+] read more...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ...207