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22.01.2016
Third Antholz Sprint Victory for Simon Schempp
Copyright IBU/Rene Miko
Germany's Simon Schempp won the Antholz sprint for the third year in a row, shooting clean and finishing in 23:01.2. Second place went to Russia's Maxim Tsvetkov who also shot clean, 5.8 seconds back. Norway's Tarjei Boe shot clean to finish third, 10.8 seconds back.
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21.01.2016
Antholz Sprint to Olga Podchufarova
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23-year old Olga Podchufarova of Russia shot clean to claim the first World Cup victory of her career today, winning the Antholz sprint in 21:01.9. Second went to the local hero, Dorothea Wierer of Italy with her personal best at Antholz, despite a standing penalty. She finished eight seconds back. Russia's Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht finished third, her season best, also shooting clean, 22.1 seconds back.
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21.01.2016
Question: The Funniest Person on Your Team?
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Biathlon is rather serious business for World Cup biathletes. However, once the competitions are over; there are always plenty of smiles and laughs. Several of the people who answered our question nominated the same person; that person may or may not be a surprise to everyone. In this last of our early season questions, find out “Who is the Funniest Person on Your Team?” …And find out who just might have a future career as a comedian!
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21.01.2016
Postcard from Antholz: Mountains and More
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Winter came late across central Europe, but it has settled in well here in Antholz. There will be great conditions for competitions this weekend and for spectators; plenty of other activities in the great outdoors in the beautiful mountain scenery. Our “Postcard from Antholz” shows some the beauty of the area as well as stunning views of the stadium.
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20.01.2016
Antholz 2.5K Course Tour with Dorothea Wierer
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The tracks in Antholz are a magical special place to compete; deep snow-covered pine trees, jagged mountains in the distance and sweeping turns through open fields of sparking white snow. This year it is literally like skiing through a winter wonderland. Yesterday was the warmest day of the week, minus 15C when Italy’s fan favorite Dorothea Wierer skied the 2.5K loop that will be used in the women’s sprint, men’s pursuit and men’s relay. She mentions that crisp crackling snow under her skis, a sign that it was really cold even in mid-afternoon. Get a feel for the tracks and the beautiful mountain scenery in our new video, “Antholz 2.5K Course Tour with Dorothea Wierer.”
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20.01.2016
Editor’s Choice Preview: Mountains, Shooting & Doro
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Antholz is traditionally the final BMW IBU World Cup biathlon in January; just as traditionally, it is filled with many sunny days. After weeks of rain, then heavy snow last weekend in Ruhpolding, Antholz is delivering its usual dose of spectacularly sunny winter weather this week.
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20.01.2016
Biathlon Fans: Meeting the King, Saving the Team
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Among the 66, 500 spectators who visited BMW IBU World Cup 5 in Ruhpolding last weekend, three were particular easy to spot in the crowd of Germans. They were the Gerasiny family, in Russian National Team jackets who travel each season from Moscow to watch the competitions and cheer for their favorite athletes.
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17.01.2016
Editors Choice Wrap: Ruhpolding Winter with Doro & Erik
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Real winter with heavy snow came to Ruhpolding this week, providing a beautiful backdrop for the competitions, but challenging the athletes in almost every day. Erik Lesser and Dorothea Wierer managed to take a couple of victories, but Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova further tightened their grip on the Yellow Bibs. Norway and Ukraine proved to be the best relay teams this week with sterling performances. Our “Editors Choice Wrap: Ruhpolding Winter with Doro and Erik” captures some of the big moments with the weather and the competitions this week.
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17.01.2016
Ukraine Dominates in Women’s Relay Win
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
The Ukrainian team of Juliya Dzhyma, Iryna Varvynets, Valja Semerenko and Olena Pidhrushna, despite challenge by Germany in the final few meters, won the women's relay, with one penalty and four spare rounds in 1:16:14.2. Germany with two penalties and eleven spares, 1.2 seconds back. Italy who won the first relay of the year in Hochfilzen finished third, with ten spares, 43.8 seconds back.
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16.01.2016
Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start Video
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
The sky was dumping snow most of the day in Ruhpolding, making it pretty special in an almost snowless season. The women were first up to face the deep tracks. Every bit of their morning was affected by the snow. Our video, “Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start” shows a little glimpse of what the women were going through just before the starting gun went off.
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