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25.11.2013
Idre Competition Videos
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Both the E.ON IBU World Cup season and the IBU Cup season kicked off this past weekend.
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24.11.2013
Makoveev Claims Second Victory for Russia
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Russia’s Andrej Makoveev won the second sprint competition at the Idre IBU Cup, covering the 10K in 26:39.8 with 2 penalties. Germany’s Daniel Böhm with three penalties finished second, but was only 0.5 seconds behind Makoveev. Daniel Mesotitsch of Austria was third, also three penalties, 0.8 seconds back.
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23.11.2013
Nowakowska-Ziemniak Wins First Women’s Sprint in Idre
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Clean-shooting Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak of Poland claimed the first women’s 7.5K sprint of the new IBU Cup season today in Idre in 21:05. Norway’s Fanny Welle-Strand Horn, with one penalties finished second, 39.1 seconds back, while Romania’s Eva Tofalvi also shooting clean was third, but 41.3 seconds back.
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23.11.2013
Lapshin Takes Opening Sprint in Idre
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Russia’s Timofey Lapshin captured the first IBU Cup sprint of the new season, covering the 10K in 24:01.9 while shooting clean. Second went to Canada’s Nathan Smith, also shooting clean, 3.9 seconds back. Erlend Bjoentegaard of Norway, with one penalty was third, 14.3 seconds back.
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22.11.2013
Idre IBU Cup Opens New Season; Inside the Stadium Video
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IBU Cup 1 in the small village of Idre, Sweden kicks off the 2013-14 biathlon season this weekend. The biathlon stadium is about 9 km from the village of 1000 inhabitants, just 45 km from the Norwegian border in west central Sweden. The village, due to its charming landscape is a popular vacation resort for a lot of tourists both in summer and in winter. Idre is hosting the IBU Cup for the fourth time.
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06.08.2013
Canmore Recovers; Damages Repaired
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It has been slightly more than a month that the Canadian town Canmore, the host city of biathlon World Cups, the first IBU Cups outside of Europe and the 1988 Olympic Biathlon competitions was cut off due to heavy rain, resulting in the destruction of roads. Today, none of this is visible at the Nordic Center, the biathlon and cross country stadium above the town.
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31.07.2013
IBU Cup 2 relocated to Beitostoelen
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The Norwegian Biathlon Federation announced in coordination with IBU that the IBU Cup 2 in the 2013-14 season will be relocated from Geilo to Beitostoelen. The IBU Cup is scheduled for the weekend of November 26-30, 2013. Beitostoelen is an experienced event host and this relocation now leads to a repeat of last season’s season opening with the IBU Cup athletes going from Idre in Sweden to the cross country and biathlon stadium of Beitostoelen in Norway.
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10.02.2013
Norway Tops Germany and Russia
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The IBU Cup season ended with the women’s 4x6K relay today in Osrblie. There, Norway finished ahead of Germany and Russia. Like the Germans, the Norwegians needed 5 spare rounds and had no penalties. The decision about the victory only came at the last shooting and Germany in the end trailed by 49.2 seconds. Russia in third place had 14 spare rounds without penalty and was 1:47.0 back.
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10.02.2013
German Payback for Ostrov
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The tip of Christoph Stephan’s foot was slightly ahead of that of Martin Eng from Norway and thus the German team won the men’s 4x7.5K relay at IBU Cup 7. This was payback for the lost sprint finish in the Mixed Relay at the IBU Cup in Ostrov, Russia in January. Russia won another sprint finish against Sweden and secured third place.
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09.02.2013
Second Victory and IBU Cup Total Score for Zagoruiko
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Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko won the women’s 7.5K sprint after her victory in the 15K individual yesterday at the IBU Cup 7 in Osrblie. With clean shooting she needed just 21:26.4 to cover the course, putting her just 1.6 seconds faster than her teammate Ekaterina Iourieva who also cleaned. Only one-tenth-of-a second slower was Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle with one penalty.
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