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01.12.2011
Domracheva, a New Season; Another Victory
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Darya Domracheva of Belarus started the new season tonight exactly where she ended last year, on the top rung of the podium, after winning the women’s 15K individual in 47:15.6, with two penalties. Second went to Anna Maria Nilsson of Sweden, with one penalty, 1:08.5 back, while Germany’s Magdalena Neuner was third, with three penalties, 1:41.7 back.
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27.11.2011
Kaisa Mäkäräinen Skis to IBU Cup Victory
Copyright IBU/Tanja Ohlson
Finland’s Kaisa Mäkäräinen opened the new season with a victory today in the women’s sprint at the IBU Cup here in Östersund. Mäkäräinen overcame three penalties to claim victory in 21:55.1. Even after two standing penalties, she took the lead by ten seconds and never relinquished it. Second went to Romania’s Eva Tofalvi with one penalty, 26.1 seconds back, while Selina Gasparin of Switzerland rounded out the podium, also with one penalty, 45.3 seconds back.
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27.11.2011
Second Men’s Sprint Restores Order in Snowy Östersund
Copyright IBU/Tanja Ohlson
One hour before the start of the second men’s 10K sprint at the IBU Cup 1 in Östersund it finally happened; snow in Östersund. The strong winds of the day before disappeared and the World Cup athletes climbed to the podium positions, restoring the order everyone had expected on Saturday. Slovenia’s Jakov Fak, with a single penalty topped Timofey Lapshin of Russia and Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway, both of whom shot clean.
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26.11.2011
World Cup Women Master IBU Cup Sprint Field
Copyright IBU/Tanja Ohlson
The difficult conditions at the IBU Cup 1 in Östersund for the men’s competition in the morning were compounded for the women in the afternoon. The strong wind continued to blow through the stadium but it got increasingly gusty and was swirling at the shooting range. The experienced World Cup athletes handled these conditions best as Marie Laure Brunet of France won the 7.5K sprint over Krystyna Palka of Poland and her teammate Marie Dorin Habert.
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26.11.2011
Malyshko Takes First Sprint of New Season
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Dmitry Malyshko of Russia won the first men’s 10K sprint of the 2011-12 season today at IBU Cup 1 relocated from Idre to Östersund. The Russian had a single penalty on his way to a 26:36.1 victory. Second place went to clean-shooting Alexandr Trifonov of Kazakhstan, 27.1 seconds back, with Benedikt Doll of Germany, with two penalties in third, 41.5 seconds back.
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25.11.2011
IBU Cup Season Opens on Saturday in Östersund
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Less than two weeks ago the IBU and the Organizing Committee for the first IBU Cup of the 2011-12 season announced the relocation of the event from Idre, Sweden to the location of the first E.ON IBU World Cup in Östersund. It’s been a busy time for both the local organizers as well as for officials and teams who all had to change their plans, but now everything is ready for the season to start.
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15.11.2011
IBU Cup 1 reallocated from Idre to Östersund
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Due to a lack of snow in the original IBU Cup venue of Idre, Sweden, the IBU and the Swedish biathlon federation have relocated the event to Östersund. The dates of November 25 to 27, 2011 remain unchanged, as does the schedule for IBU Cup 1, with sprint competitions for men and women on November 26 and 27.
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23.08.2011
Obertilliach Building Up
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The small village of Obertilliach, Austria is a popular training destination for many biathlon teams as well as a regular host of IBU Cup competitions during the winter. Obertilliach will host the 2013 IBU Youth and Junior World Championships and is now in the process of remodeling the venue.
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26.07.2011
British Biathlon Seeks Wax Technicians
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The British Biathlon Union is seeking one or two wax technicians to work with the World Cup and IBU Cup teams during the 2011-12 season.
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30.05.2011
Training Diversity Important for German Team
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“This is my favorite training, “exclaimed Kathrin Hitzer with a wide grin while she took a short break. At that moment she was about 45 kilometers from Ruhpolding with neither a rifle nor roller skis anywhere in sight, yet she was preparing for the next biathlon season. What’s more, she had just climbed out of a kayak and getting on her racing bike after padding across the Chiemsee with several teammates.
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