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22.11.2013
A Few Minutes with IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi
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The IOC Sport Director is truly a man with his finger on the pulse of Olympic sports. He is almost the ultimate multi-tasker, dealing with all 35 sports in the Olympic Games. After 16 years at the IOC in various positions, he retains his enthusiasm, never tiring of his job or the interactions it brings each day. During this interview, Dubi offered insight into the upcoming Sochi Games and the state of Olympic Sports today.IBU Communications Director Peer Lange interviewed IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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25.10.2013
A Summer Snapshot...In Photos Part 2
Copyright IBU/Martin Fourcade
Here is Part 2 of our athlete-submitted photo gallery; another quick look back at the summer as they prepared (and relaxed too) for the upcoming season.
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22.10.2013
A Summer Snapshot...In Photos
Copyright IBU/Erika Edgley
The “off-season” of April to November is almost as busy for World Cup biathletes as the four-month competition block. April to November is filled with personal tasks, sponsor and media appearances and weeks of intensive hard work in training camps. Kaisa Mäkäräinen, currently at home for two weeks, summed up her summer, “I think my summer was not so interesting... training on mornings and training on afternoons... but every now and then I had time to take some photos.” Still, everyone manages to relax a bit and make the most of the less stressful time of the year.
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08.10.2013
Ekholm, Forsberg, Löfgren Honored at Swedish Gala
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The Swedish Biathlon Federation, at its 25th Anniversary celebration this past weekend, honored former World Cup Total Score titlists Helena Ekholm Magdalena Forsberg, and Mikael Lofgren with Hall of Fame status, seven weeks before the season opening mixed relay competition in Östersund. Ekholm, Forsberg, and Löfgren are the only Swedish winners of the World Cup Total Score.
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02.10.2013
A Few Minutes with Marie Dorin Habert Video
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Three podium appearances last season helped push Marie Dorin Habert to her best World Cup year ever; fourth in the World Cup Total Score plus a major championship medal (mixed relay Silver) for the fifth year in a row.
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16.09.2013
One Small Village: Three Slovenian Olympic Biathletes
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There are many roads to the top levels of sport and the Olympic Games. Some athletes have a family heritage; others attend a sport school from a young age. Yet some like Slovenia’s Klemen Bauer, Peter Dokl and Teja Gregorin all started as small children with a local ski club and climbed to the top of their sport. All were Olympians in 2010 and are good bets for Sochi 2014.
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12.09.2013
“Skiskytterjentene” in the Gym Video
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It was just another typical training day for the Norwegian women when they hit the gym for their second training session of the day. This followed a morning, filled with typical biathlon training; rollerskiing and shooting through the pine forests in Obertilliach.
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08.09.2013
Training Fun in Spectacular Slovenia Video
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Slovenian Head Coach Uros Velepec commented as his athletes headed out on scenic Lake Bohinj for the first part of a long training day, “Training has to be fun for the athletes; it cannot be boring when you are doing this for 200 days a year.”
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05.09.2013
Training with Tora Berger and Her Teammates Video
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Last season, Norway’s Tora Berger won it all from the World Cup Total Score through the discipline titles. She is currently in Obertilliach, Austria with her Norwegian teammates preparing to defend those titles as well as her Olympic 15K individual title in the coming season.
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03.09.2013
The Smiling Estonian Kadri Lehtla in Obertilliach
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The shooting range and stadium in Obertilliach is always a busy place with national teams rotating in and out every few days. This week found the Italians, Norwegian women, a youth and junior group from Khanty Mansiysk and a lone Estonian, Kadri Lehtla training here.
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