NEWS
 
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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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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02.02.2014
Brorsson and Tsvetkov Win OECH Pursuit Titles
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Sweden's Mona Brorsson won the women's pursuit in 32:38.7, with two penalties, while Russia's Maxim Tsvetkov won the men's pursuit in 31:56.4, with one penalty to claim the IBU OECH title in their respective competitions today.
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19.01.2014
Antholz Inside Track Wrap-up with Andrea and Simon
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Germany came away the big winner this week in Antholz with Andrea Henkel second in the sprint and winning the pursuit, while Simon Schempp won both competitions. The German men then came back for third place in the men's relay. The French team won that final competition, the men's relay as the teams now focus on Sochi.
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19.01.2014
France Wins Fog-delayed Men’s Relay in Antholz
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France won the final competition before the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, taking the men's 4 X 7.5K relay in 1:14:34.6, with four spare rounds. Sweden with a penalty and five spare rounds finished 2.6 seconds back. Germany finished third, with a penalty and 10 spare rounds, 38.8 seconds back.
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19.01.2014
Fog Forces Women’s Relay Cancellation in Antholz
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Fog enveloped the Antholz Stadium during the second leg of the women's relay this morning, forcing officials to cancel the event. The fog was so thick that everything beyond 25 meters was completely white.
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19.01.2014
Rifle Stocks and Guitars by Bachmann Video
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A small Antholz workshop is the home of a true artisan, Rudolph Bachmann, a guitar maker whose passion is biathlon.
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18.01.2014
Andrea Henkel Takes Antholz Pursuit
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Clean-shooting Andrea Henkel of Germany won the women's 10K pursuit in 31:04.5, taking the lead after the final standing stage and holding off Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino who also shot clean, by 1.6 seconds. Third went to the fast finishing Tora Berger, with three penalties, 6.6 seconds back.
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17.01.2014
Schempp and Hofer Tie in Antholz Sprint
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Germany's Simon Schempp and Italy's Lukas Hofer tied for first place, with a time of 22:44.9 in the Antholz sprint today, marking the first career wins for both of them. Schempp shot clean while Hofer had a single standing penalty. Schempp's teammate Arnd Peiffer was third, also shooting clean, 4.6 seconds back.
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17.01.2014
A Little Südtirol Night Music with Luki, Lowell & Doro
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Many evenings during the World Cup season are devoted to Skype, reading, board games or other diversions, but once in a while the athletes relax with a little music.
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