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17.02.2014
Dasha Dominates; Triple Gold Medalist
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
Darya Domracheva of Belarus made Olympic Biathlon history today, winning the women's mass start and becoming the first woman to win three individual Gold medals in a single Olympic Winter Games. Her 35:25.6 time, with a single penalty, was 20.2 seconds ahead of Silver medalist Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, also with one penalty. Tiril Eckhoff of Norway with an outstanding last loop claimed the Bronze medal, with one penalty, 28.3 seconds back.
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17.02.2014
Waiting for the Start: Sochi Mid-Point Facts, Figures
Copyright IBU/Jerry kokesh
While waiting for the fog to lift at the Laura Biathlon Stadium and the Men's Mass Start at 15:30 today, here are a few interesting facts about the 2014 OWG in Sochi, and a brief look at the 1998 OWG.
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17.02.2014
Men’s Mass Start Postponed until Tuesday at 14:30
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The Men’s 15K Mass Start competition at the Laura Biathlon Stadium has been postponed until Tuesday February 18. The new starting time for the competition is 14:30 Sochi Time (11:30 CET). An update concerning the scheduled Women’s Mass Start will be coming at 16:00 Local time. Watch for further details on our Facebook page, Biathlonworld or follow us on Twitter @biathlonworld.
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16.02.2014
Men’s Mass Start Moved to Monday at 10 AM Local Time
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The string of perfect competition evenings here in Sochi was due to run out at some point, like at 18:00 tonight when the Men's 15K Mass Start was initially delayed for 1 hour, due to foggy conditions Just after 19:00, when the conditions remained the same the competition jury decided to postpone the competition until Monday at 10 am local time. The postponement was due to fog not only in the stadium but also due to heavy fog on the tracks which created dangerous conditions.
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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
Copyright IBU/Wilfried Forestier
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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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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