NEWS
 
10.12.2015
Inside the “New” Hochfilzen Stadium
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Back in the 1990's, the Hochfilzen Biathlon Stadium looked nothing like what spectators will experience this weekend; it was a small stadium equal to what may be found at an IBU Cup today. Now, renewed modern stadium with large wax cabins, changing rooms, new tunnels and a huge media room is in place, preparing not just for a World Cup but the 2017 IBU World Championships.
[+] read more...

10.12.2015
Three Days in Hochfilzen: Sprint, Pursuit, Relay
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2 is a big change not just in location, but competition schedule and especially the weather/competition conditions compared to last week in Östersund.
[+] read more...

10.12.2015
Hochfilzen 2.5K Course Tour with Dunja Zdouc Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
This week, there are three consecutive competition days on tap here at the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2 here in Hochfilzen.
[+] read more...

09.12.2015
Darya Domracheva: Healthy, Happy and…Training Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
In 2014 and 2015, Darya Domracheva of Belarus basically won everything: three Olympic Gold medals and the coveted big Crystal Globe for the World Cup Total Score last season. This summer, she contracted mononucleosis which eventually ended her 2015-16 season before it ever started.
[+] read more...

08.12.2015
Ondrej Moravec: Journey to the Podium Video
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic won a handful of IBU YJWCH medals back in the early 2000's, then waited 10 years before he mined a Bronze medal in the mixed relay at the 2013 IBU World Championships in his home country. Since then the WCH medals and Olympic medals have continued to pile up.
[+] read more...

07.12.2015
The First Thing You Put in Your Travel Bag Video
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Today was a travel day for almost everyone on the World Cup Biathlon circuit, making their way from snowy, icy and dark Östersund to sunny Hochfilzen, Austria. Appropriately, our Daily Question is: What is the first thing you put in your travel bag? Some of the answers are predictable, others not so. Watch our video to find out!
[+] read more...

06.12.2015
Östersund Wrap-up Video: Gabi and Martin in Yellow
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The first week of the 2015-16 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon season was full of highlights: Norwegian Relay wins, Ole’s historic 94th victory, and the Italian women on the podium. When the World Cup circus unpacks in Hochfilzen the top two individuals from here wearing Yellow Bibs will be Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova. Our “Östersund Editor’s Choice Wrap-up” offers a quick overview of this great opening week of the new season.
[+] read more...

06.12.2015
Kaisa Wins Pursuit with Last Loop Heroics
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen took the lead for the first time at the 8.8K mark today and held it to win the women's 10K pursuit in 30:45.1, with two penalties. Second went to the 15K winner, Dorothea Wierer of Italy, with one penalty, 1.9 seconds back. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand shot clean but finished third, 3.3 seconds back.
[+] read more...

06.12.2015
Fourcade Wire-to-Wire in Pursuit Victory
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade of France literally buried the field in the men's 12.5K pursuit to claim victory in 31:22.4, despite three penalties and easing back in the final kilometer when victory was assured. His wire-to-wire win left second place Arnd Peiffer 35.1 seconds back with a single penalty. Third went to Fourcade's teammate, Quentin Fillon Maillet, with two penalties, 55.2 seconds back.
[+] read more...

05.12.2015
Clean-Shooting Soukalova Takes Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Late starter Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shot clean to claim the title in the women's 7.5K sprint this afternoon in 19:46.2. Second went Federika Sanfilippo of Italy, also shooting clean with the first podium of her career, 15 seconds back. Third, just as in the 15K on Thursday was Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine, with one penalty, 38.4 seconds back.
[+] read more...