Marriage for Dorothea Wierer and Stefano Corradini
Copyright IBU/Dorothea Wierer
Italy's Dorothea Wierer married her long-time boyfriend Stefano Corradini on Saturday May 30 in Cavalese, Italy in a traditional ceremony with a bit of biathlon as a part of the festivities.
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French Team: Cycling the Route de Napoleon
Copyright IBU/Quentin Fillon Maillet
The French biathlon team kicked of their summer camp season with a unique cycling trip in good spring weather that took them across the French Alps from Die in the Rhone-Alps Department to Antibes in Provence on the Mediterranean via the Route de Napoleon.
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Tomaš Kos Returns to Coaching in Slovenia
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Tomaš Kos was announced on Monday as the new coach for Slovenia, replacing Uros Velepec who left earlier in the month to coach the Ukrainian Women's Team. Kos will officially begin his new job effective June 1.
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Youth Prevails in German and Austrian Women’s Teams
Copyright IBU/OESV Gerald Sonnenberger
As Germany and Austria announced their teams and training groups recently, one trend was quite obvious, especially in the women's teams; both are filled with very young talented athletes.
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IBU Job Announcement: Communication Project Manager
The International Biathlon Union – one of the seven Olympic winter sports federations is seeking a full-time Communications Project Manager for its Information Department within the IBU Headquarters in Salzburg 5020, Peregrinstraße 14, to begin on 01 July or August 2015.
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Teams Back in Training; Camps, Running, Cycling
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As the calendar rolled over from April to May, most teams restarted formal training for the upcoming 2015-16 biathlon season. Although, April is a "rest" month, most professional biathletes do not spend that down time sitting around. Rest really means stepping away from formal training and especially, the shooting range. At the end of March and in early in April, athletes were still on the snow; Belarusians snowboarding in Austria, French athletes savoring a few warms days of spring cross-country skiing and Germany's Laura Dahlmeier hiking high in the German Alps.
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Sweden’s Bettan Högberg on Celebrity Baking Show
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Biathlete's hobbies run the gamut from sky-diving and motorcycling to the more passive like painting, knitting or reading. Then there is Sweden's Elisabeth "Bettan" Högberg whose sweet hobby is designing and baking creative cakes. Now she will be demonstrating those talents over on Sweden's TV4 starting on May 21 in "All Celebrity Sweden Baking."
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Battles for Yellow and Crystal Part 2: Darya Domracheva
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The Women's World Cup Total Score title was decided in a nose-to-nose scrap between Darya Domracheva and Kaisa Mäkäräinen until the final day in Khanty Mansiysk. Domracheva wore Yellow for one day December 6, in Östersund, and then ceded it to Mäkäräinen until February 14. From that point, although the Belarusian was in Yellow, Mäkäräinen stayed within 20 points until the Khanty pursuit when with one competition left, declared, "I think Darya has too many points now gap (32 points) in the fight for the Total (Score)."
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Coaching Position Open in Sollefteå, Sweden
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Sollefteå Gymnasium and Sollefteå Skidgymnasium Biathlon are looking for a new full-time biathlon coach.
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Battle for Yellow and Crystal, Part 1: Martin Fourcade
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Now, as training is starting for the 2015-16 season, here is part 1 of a look back at the battles for the Yellow Bib and ultimately, the big Crystal Globe. "My main goal this season was to win the Total Score for the fourth time and I did that," was Martin Fourcade's reaction after placing a disappointing fourth in the Khanty Mansiysk pursuit. Although not on the podium that day, Fourcade had secured the big Crystal Globe on the penultimate day of the season, ending a season-long struggle to retain the Yellow Bib and the Total Score title.
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