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14.02.2014
Dasha Dashes to Second Gold Medal; Wins 15K
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus buried the field with her peerless skiing this evening to capture her second Gold medal of these 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Her time of 43:19.6, with a single penalty, was 1:15.7 ahead of Silver medalist Selina Gasparin of Switzerland, who shot clean. Domracheva's teammate Nadezhda Skardino also shot clean to claim the Bronze medal, 1:38.2 back. This was the first time that Belarus has ever won two medals in an OWG competition.
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14.02.2014
Happy Valentine’s Day: IBU Photo Calendar Download
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
There have been more requests for our 2014 IBU Photo Calendar than we ever expected. We were not able to deliver a printed version as many people requested. However, as a Valentine's gift to all of our fans, we have created a downloadable version, to print or save to your desktop.
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13.02.2014
Two Times Gold For Fourcade; Wins 20K
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France's Martin Fourcade doubled up today by winning the Olympic 20K Individual to go along with his Olympic Pursuit Gold medal from Monday. Fourcade had a single penalty on his way to a 49:31.7 victory on the soft Laura Biathlon stadium tracks. The Silver medal went to Germany's Erik Lesser, who after shooting clean was in the lead with 4K to go, but faded to finish 12.2 seconds behind Fourcade. The Bronze medal went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev, with one penalty, 34.5 seconds back.
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12.02.2014
Gold and Bronze Medals: Dasha and Teja Videos
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Last summer, Biathlonworld TV had the opportunity to spend some time during training camps with Pursuit Gold Darya Domracheva and Bronze medalist Teja Gregorin.
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11.02.2014
Dasha Dazzles; Powers to Pursuit Gold
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus put on a dazzling performance to win the Olympic Pursuit Gold medal this evening, hitting every shot except the final one to leave Silver medalist Tora Berger of Norway, also with one penalty, 37.6 second back. Domracheva finished in 29:30.7. Slovenia's Teja Gregorin came out of the pack to win Bronze, with one penalty, 42 seconds back.
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10.02.2014
Martin is Magnificent; Wins Pursuit Gold
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Martin Fourcade of France accomplished one of his goals by winning a Gold medal in the men's pursuit tonight, quieting all of the doubters with a dominating performance. He had just a single penalty in the first standing stage and finished in 33:48.6, 14.1 seconds ahead of clean-shooting Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic. Fourcade's teammate Jean Guilluame Beatrix, with a single penalty surprised everyone by winning the Bronze medal, 24.2 seconds back.
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09.02.2014
Kuzmina Defends Her Olympic Sprint Title
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2010 Olympic Sprint Champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her title today winning another Gold medal in her native country of Russia. Kuzmina shot clean and was never seriously challenged as she finished in 21:06.8, 19.9 seconds ahead of Russia's Olga Vilukhina, who shot clean to win the Silver medal. The Bronze medal went to Vita Semerenko of Ukraine, who also hit every target, but finished 21.7 seconds back.
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09.02.2014
Russians Lapshin and Podchufarova Win IBU Cup Pursuits
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Russia's Timofey Lapshin, with one penalty moved from second in the sprint yesterday to win the men's pursuit today in 32:16.5.Olga Podchufarova with one penalty, won for the second day in a row. Her time was 33:08 for the 10K course.
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09.02.2014
IBU Press Release
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On 28 January 2014 and in compliance with the IBU Anti-Doping Rules as well as the World Anti-Doping Code, the IBU announced the provisional suspension of three biathlon athletes, two from Russia and one from Lithuania. This decision was based on Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) Reports indicating the presence of a non-specified substance in these athletes' A samples.
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08.02.2014
Sprint Gold to Ole Einar Björndalen
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Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen won his first individual Gold medal in 12 years tonight by claiming the men's 10K sprint, with one penalty in 24:33.5. The 40-year-old biathlon legend took an early lead and held off Austria's Dominik Landertinger, who was 10 years old when Björndalen won his first Gold at Nozawa Onsen in 1998. Landertinger shot clean, but was 1.3 seconds behind Björndalen. The Bronze medal went to Czech Republic's Jaroslav Soukup, who also shot clean, but finished 5.7 seconds back.
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