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11.06.2015
Honors and a Crystal Rifle for Dasha in Minsk
Copyright IBU/Belarus Biathlon Fed.
Part of the spring ritual for most teams is a celebration, party and awards for the just-ended season. The Belarusian Federation of Biathlon held their annual event for the team, coaches, staff and sponsors as the sun was setting on a clear afternoon on the outskirts of Minsk recently.
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05.06.2015
New Slovakia Coaches: Juraj Sanitra and Anna Murínová
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Former Slovakian Women's Coach Juraj Sanitra was selected as the Head Coach for the Slovakian team on Thursday while former athlete Anna Murínová was selected to be the Head Coach for the women's team, replacing Pavel Kobela who resigned after last season. Sanitra will be doing double duty as he is also the Men's Head Coach.
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02.06.2015
First Camp for Ukrainian Team; Focus on Shooting
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On May 24 the Ukrainian team started the first summer training camp in the renovated Sports Complex Raubichi in Minsk, Belarus. This camp, which ended last Wednesday, focused mostly on shooting training. According to the athletes, it is nice and important to start the preparation for the next season in such good conditions.
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01.06.2015
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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28.05.2015
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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26.05.2015
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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22.05.2015
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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21.05.2015
IBU Job Announcement: Communication Project Manager
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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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16.05.2015
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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11.05.2015
Sweden’s Bettan Högberg on Celebrity Baking Show
Copyright IBU/TV4
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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