Press Release: Oberhof Withdraws from 2021 WCH Bid
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At the 12th Regular IBU Congress 2016, taking place September, 1-4 in Chisinau-Moldova, the Congress delegates will decide about the hosts of the IBU World Championships Biathlon in 2020 and 2021.
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Marriage for Dasha and Ole Einar
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Late last Saturday evening, a single photo announced the "biathlon wedding of the year," Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Björndalen were now man and wife. The photo was accompanied with a single line, "What a nice day."
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Martin and Friends: Cycling the Long Road to Gavarnie
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An almost clear sky at sunrise was a nice change from the previous rainy day as Martin Fourcade and three friends set out at 8 am on an out-and–back cycling tour of almost 100 km through the Pyrenees. The planned trip from Argeles Gazost to the top of the Gavarnie Col de Tentes at 2208 meters would be Fourcade's second big cycling tour of high peaks in the past four days. Just three days prior, he had cycled about 90 km to the top of the legendary Col du Tourmalet, just a day after the Tour de France had passed over one of the hardest climbs of the 23-day event.
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Cows, Rain, One Fan and a Long Uphill for Martin
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
It is 9:15 AM and the streets of the small of Pierrefitte-Nestalas in the French Pyrenees are quiet, except for one sound, the "clack, clack, clack" of Martin Fourcade's ski poles as they hit the pavement. Ahead is a solitary 19K uphill trek to Lac d'Estaing, climbing from 460 meters to 1163 meters, followed by a fast downhill through rural France on a single lane road; just another day at the summer office for the top-ranked biathlete in the world.
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Press Release: IBU Includes Single Mixed Relay in WCH
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Subject: The IBU Includes the Single Mixed Relay in World Championships; the New Format Scheduled for 2019 WCH
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Russian Men’s Team: Training in Rainy Ruhpolding
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The Russian Men’s National team (Ricco Gross/Vladimir Bragin group) held a training camp in Ruhpolding this month. In between heavy rain and hard training, the team found a good balance between fun and work.
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June Camps: Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking in the Summer Sun
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May marked the start of training for the new season. Now, with summer officially here as of June 20; the "sunshine season" began along with another step in the training cycle for many teams; the first longer camps away from home with a few twists to the traditional running/shooting routine.
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A Big Season for Russian Juniors Streltsov and Porshnev
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Consistent hard work is the key to success for any athlete hoping to reach the highest level in any sport. However, not every sport provides the opportunity for young athletes to compete and gain experience against their international peers on a regular basis. Yet in biathlon, the newly created IBU Junior Cup fills this gap with a program comparable to the World Cup and IBU Cup. These competitions give the brightest stars of the future international experience at the highest level, taking them one step closer to the "big-time" World Cup and major championships. Two young Russian men Kirill Streltsov and Nikita Porshnev were among the brightest stars last season in the IBU Junior Cup.
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Canadian Women’s “#Wine Camp” with a French Flair
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A guest suite at teammate's family home in Canadian wine country, good road cycling, roller skiing, running trails, and a new training partner, France's Anais Bescond were all the ingredients necessary for the Canadian women to dub their second training camp of the season, #winecamp. The idea for the now-annual camp in Kelowna, British Columbia came during the 2015 IBU WCH. According to Rosanna Crawford, "Coach Roddy Ward, Julia Ransom and I were talking about summer training and Julia said, "Let's have a training camp at my place!"
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New Training Complex for French Team at Premanon
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The French Team started their annual two-week training camp last week at the National Training Center in Premanon just as the federation opened the new Nordic Pavilion built especially for the disciplines of biathlon, cross-country and Nordic combined.
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