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BIATHLON: First World Cup individual win for Christiansen as Boe is off the podium...

There was some history made once again at Soldier Hollow in Utah, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and perhaps again in the...

BIATHLON Preview: Better weather in Salt Lake City for this week’s World Cup

It was so cold last weekend in Canmore (CAN), that the final races of the World Cup program were cancelled. There should be no...

BIATHLON: Boe and Eckhoff win their races in windy and cold Canmore

Sometimes it’s too cold for even winter-sport athletes to compete. The Polar Vortex hammered Canmore (CAN) all during the week, allowing only the shortened...

LANE ONE: What do federation review commissions do anyway? In Biathlon, quite a...

For those who are not close watchers of the Biathlon scene, these have been troubled months for the International Biathlon Federation. Last year, the federation saw the resignation of its long-time President, Anders Besseberg (NOR) and Secretary General, Nicole Resch (GER) after allegations of bribery over Russian doping positives surfaced from an investigations by Austrian […]
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BIATHLON Preview: IBU World Cup returns to Canmore, site of the 1988 Winter Games...

The Canmore Nordic Center outside of Calgary (CAN) was the site for biathlon at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and the World Cup returns...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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BIATHLON: Boe goes gold-gold-silver in three races in Antholz-Anterselva

All good things must come to an end, and the seven-year streak of World Cup titles for France’s Martin Fourcade is – barring a...

LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new...

There wasn’t much surprise from the conference-call meeting of the World Ani-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on Tuesday (22nd) as it confirmed the continuation of Russia’s status as a “compliant” member of the anti-doping community … for now. The collective anger of those who want Russia re-suspended for its state-sponsored doping program from 2011-15 has been […]
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BIATHLON Preview: Can anyone stop Boe?

The sixth of nine stops on the 2018-19 is in Antholz-Anterselva (ITA), with a full schedule: ● 24 January: Women’s 7.5 km Sprint ● 25 January:...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE: Monday: Part two of our early-on look at what a Congressional commission reviewing the status of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. National Governing Bodies might turn […]
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BIATHLON: Boe dominates – again – with two wins in Ruhpolding

Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe won his eighth and ninth races of the IBU World Cup season with outstanding performances in Ruhpolding (GER) to extend...

BIATHLON Preview: Boe and Wierer still leading as World Cup rolls into snowy Rupolding

Four down, five left in the 2018-19 IBU World Cup season, with Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe continuing to march through the men’s schedule and...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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BIATHLON: Gold and silver for J.T. Boe, sweep for Liza Vittozzi at Oberhof World...

We’re approaching the halfway point of the 2018-19 IBU World Cup and in the fourth of nine stages, there were surprises at the Oberhof...

BIATHLON Preview: Can anyone beat Norway’s Boe?

The fourth of nine stops on the 2018-19 IBU World Cup circuit is in Oberhof (GER), with competitions scheduled for Thursday through Sunday: ● 10...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA announces new “mission to Moscow”

The dance between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Russian government will continue on Wednesday, as a three-person WADA team will make another trip to Moscow. Once again, the goal will be to extract a comprehensive copy of the testing database of the Moscow Laboratory which was at the center of Russia’s state-run doping program […]
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BIATHLON: Unbeatable Boe sweeps Nove Mesto!

There have been eight men’s races in this season’s IBU World Cup and Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe has won six of them. Boe swept all...

BIATHLON Preview: Can anyone beat Fourcade or Boe?

The IBU World Cup is in the Czech Republic this week, with all six men’s races this season having been won by just two...

BIATHLON: Boe and Fourcade win one each in Hochfilzen

It’s going to be a season-long tug-of-war between Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe, 25, and seven-time World Cup seasonal champion Martin Fourcade, 30, of France. Including...

BIATHLON Preview: Boe vs. Fourcade continues this week at Hochfilzen

The IBU World Cup Tour is in Austria for four days of events in Hochfilzen (AUT), starting on Thursday: ∙ 13 December: Women’s 7.5 km...
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