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11.03.2015
Summer Afternoon in Minsk with Dasha
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One of the favorites in today’s women’s 15K individual is Darya Domracheva, whose home is in Minsk, Belarus. Although she does not spend as much time at home as she would like, Domracheva truly enjoys being in this city of 2 million people. On a clear September afternoon, the triple Olympic Champion drives around the city, does a little skating, and talks about her life in our video, “Summer Afternoon in Minsk with Dasha.”
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10.03.2015
Postcard from Kontiolahti
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This year's IBU World Championships are being held in an area well known for outdoor winter activities: Kontiolahti in Finland's North Karelia region. It lies 440 km northeast of Helsinki in an area dotted with lakes and tall pine forests.
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09.03.2015
What Do You Do on Race Day?
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Every athlete has their own plan to prepare for a competition; some run or bike, some sleep. Take a quick look at what athletes like Darya Domracheva, Simon Fourcade and Arnd Peiffer do to get ready for a World Championships competition in “What Do You Do on Race Day?”
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08.03.2015
Pursuit Win Means Double Gold for Marie
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Marie Dorin Habert who had her first ever career victory in last night's World Championship sprint doubled up her win total today by winning the women's 10K pursuit title. She led from wire-to-wire and won the Gold medal in 30:07.5 with three penalties. The Silver medal went to Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, with two penalties, 15.3 seconds back. Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak won her second medal of the week, taking Bronze, with three penalties, 31.6 seconds back. Clean-shooting Ekaterina Shumilova of Russia finished fourth, 48.6 seconds back. Fifth went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, with one penalty, 58 seconds back. Franziska Hildebrand of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 1 minute back. Yellow Bib wearing Darya Domracheva of Belarus finished seventh, with two penalties, 1:04.5 back. The women had similar conditions to the men, which made shooting much easier than in the sprint
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08.03.2015
Valja Semerenko: Her Sister, Her Dreams and Biathlon
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Valja Semerenko is currently third in the World Cup Total Score and won a Bronze medal in the World Championships Sprint on Saturday. Yet she considered not competing this season after a hard Olympic year where she won a Relay Gold medal. Find out what goes through this Ukrainian biathlete's mind as she deals with being far from home in a time of political crisis, and without her sister during the World Cup season. A compelling interview with a very interesting lady, "Valja Semerenko: Her Sister, Her Dreams and Biathlon."
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08.03.2015
Gold for Erik Lesser in Men’s Pursuit
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Germany's Erik Lesser won the men's pursuit Gold medal with clean shooting in 30:47.9 today, giving Germany its first medals of these 2015 IBU World Championships. Russia's Anton Shipulin finished with the Silver medal, with one penalty, 17 seconds back. Tarjei Boe of Norway claimed his third medal in the Bronze spot, 18.7 seconds back, with one penalty. Michal Slesingr of the Czech Republic finished fourth, also with one penalty, 20.4 seconds back, while Ole Einar Björndalen of Norway, with two penalties, finished fifth, 43.9 seconds back. Vladimir Iliev of Bulgaria finished sixth, with two penalties, 45.9 seconds back. Yellow bib wearing Martin Fourcade finished seventh with three penalties, 1:06.8 back.
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07.03.2015
Marie Dorin Habert Wins Weather Battle, Sprint Gold
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Marie Dorin Habert of France, battling heavy snow and gale-force winds upset the big favorites to win the women's sprint Gold medal this evening. Her time of 22:16.8, with one penalty gave the 28-year-old Dorin Habert not just her first World Championships Gold medal but also first individual victory of her career. The Silver medal and first podium of her career went to Weronika Nowakowska Ziemniak of Poland, who shot clean but finished 9.6 seconds back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine won the Bronze medal with one penalty, 19.7 seconds back.
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07.03.2015
Sprint Gold for Johannes Thingnes Boe
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Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe won his first IBU World Championship gold medal today by taking the men's 10K sprint in 24:12.8, with a single penalty. This victory combined with his three victories in last year's World Cup here makes him undefeated in individual competitions at this venue. The Silver went to surprising Nathan Smith of Canada, with one penalty, 12.1 seconds back. This was his first ever podium and medal. The Gold medalist's older brother Tarjei claimed the Bronze medal, shooting clean, 25.3 seconds back.
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06.03.2015
2015 IBU World Championships Opening Ceremonies
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The 2015 IBU World Championships kicked off on Wednesday evening with a gala opening Ceremonies at the Market Square in Joensuu, Finland. Over 5,000 fans and local residents saw the teams march in and speeches by dignitaries including IBU president Anders Besseberg and Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. Our photo gallery and video “Kontiolahti 2015 Opening Ceremonies” offer a quick glimpse of this event that officially opened the 10 days of competition here in Finland.
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05.03.2015
Czech Republic Slogs to Mixed Relay Gold
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The Czech Republic team of Veronika Vitkova, Gabriela Soukalova, Michal Slesingr and Ondrej Moravec, with eight spare rounds, battled the soft, deep wet snow to claim the mixed relay Gold medal tonight in 1:20:27.2. France also with eight spares claimed the Silver medal, 20.2 seconds back. Norway with one penalty and three spares, finished third, taking the Bronze medal, 27.7 seconds back.
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