Dernières nouvelles de l'Union Internationale de Biathlon (IBU)
Press Release: IBU Statement on the WADA McLaren Report
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
A Sunny Training Day with Marie and Simon
A few days before heading to Norway for a team training camp and the Blink festival races, Marie Dorin Habert and Simon Fourcade are at "home," rollerskiing on the trails at sun-drenched Correncon-en-Vercors. It is just another normal day when not in a training camp for these two residents of Villard de Lans, France, just 5 km down the valley.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Belchenko and Maier: Top Women in IBU Junior Cup
Unlike the men's IBU Junior Cup Total Score, where the top places were filled by athletes from the strongest biathlon nations: Germany's Dominic Reiter, and Russia's Kirill Streltsov and Nikita Porshnev; the women's Total Score everything was more unpredictable. Darya Blashko from Belarus won the title, followed by Elizaveta Belchenko of Kazakhstan and Germany's Christin Maier.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Press Release: Oberhof Withdraws from 2021 WCH Bid
At the 12th Regular IBU Congress 2016, taking place September, 1-4 in Chisinau-Moldova, the Congress delegates will decide about the hosts of the IBU World Championships Biathlon in 2020 and 2021.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Marriage for Dasha and Ole Einar
Late last Saturday evening, a single photo announced the "biathlon wedding of the year," Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Björndalen were now man and wife. The photo was accompanied with a single line, "What a nice day."
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Martin and Friends: Cycling the Long Road to Gavarnie
An almost clear sky at sunrise was a nice change from the previous rainy day as Martin Fourcade and three friends set out at 8 am on an out-and–back cycling tour of almost 100 km through the Pyrenees. The planned trip from Argeles Gazost to the top of the Gavarnie Col de Tentes at 2208 meters would be Fourcade's second big cycling tour of high peaks in the past four days. Just three days prior, he had cycled about 90 km to the top of the legendary Col du Tourmalet, just a day after the Tour de France had passed over one of the hardest climbs of the 23-day event.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Cows, Rain, One Fan and a Long Uphill for Martin
It is 9:15 AM and the streets of the small of Pierrefitte-Nestalas in the French Pyrenees are quiet, except for one sound, the "clack, clack, clack" of Martin Fourcade's ski poles as they hit the pavement. Ahead is a solitary 19K uphill trek to Lac d'Estaing, climbing from 460 meters to 1163 meters, followed by a fast downhill through rural France on a single lane road; just another day at the summer office for the top-ranked biathlete in the world.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Press Release: IBU Includes Single Mixed Relay in WCH
Subject: The IBU Includes the Single Mixed Relay in World Championships; the New Format Scheduled for 2019 WCH
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Russian Men’s Team: Training in Rainy Ruhpolding
The Russian Men’s National team (Ricco Gross/Vladimir Bragin group) held a training camp in Ruhpolding this month. In between heavy rain and hard training, the team found a good balance between fun and work.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000
June Camps: Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking in the Summer Sun
May marked the start of training for the new season. Now, with summer officially here as of June 20; the "sunshine season" began along with another step in the training cycle for many teams; the first longer camps away from home with a few twists to the traditional running/shooting routine.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
A Big Season for Russian Juniors Streltsov and Porshnev
Consistent hard work is the key to success for any athlete hoping to reach the highest level in any sport. However, not every sport provides the opportunity for young athletes to compete and gain experience against their international peers on a regular basis. Yet in biathlon, the newly created IBU Junior Cup fills this gap with a program comparable to the World Cup and IBU Cup. These competitions give the brightest stars of the future international experience at the highest level, taking them one step closer to the "big-time" World Cup and major championships. Two young Russian men Kirill Streltsov and Nikita Porshnev were among the brightest stars last season in the IBU Junior Cup.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Canadian Women’s “#Wine Camp” with a French Flair
A guest suite at teammate's family home in Canadian wine country, good road cycling, roller skiing, running trails, and a new training partner, France's Anais Bescond were all the ingredients necessary for the Canadian women to dub their second training camp of the season, #winecamp. The idea for the now-annual camp in Kelowna, British Columbia came during the 2015 IBU WCH. According to Rosanna Crawford, "Coach Roddy Ward, Julia Ransom and I were talking about summer training and Julia said, "Let's have a training camp at my place!"
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
New Training Complex for French Team at Premanon
The French Team started their annual two-week training camp last week at the National Training Center in Premanon just as the federation opened the new Nordic Pavilion built especially for the disciplines of biathlon, cross-country and Nordic combined.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Tragic Accident; Biathlon Family Rallies to Tisyeyeva
Biathlon is a special kind of sport where the battles on the track end at the finish line; after that, everyone is part of a big sport family which is always there with help and support.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Justine Braisaz: My Summer in Nepal
Before heading to the training camp with French team Justine Braisaz, spent two weeks in Nepal on a volunteer mission, living with a Nepalese family, teaching English to small children at school and working at rehabilitation center. This trip turned out to be a life-changing experience for the 19-year-old biathlete.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Press Release: World Championships Bids 2020 and 2021
At the 12th Regular IBU Congress 2016, taking place September, 1-4 in Chisinau-Moldova, the Congress delegates will decide about the hosts of the IBU Biathlon World Championships in 2020 and 2021.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Erlend Slokvik Elected President of Norwegian Biathlon
The Norwegian Biathlon Association (NSSF) elected Erlend Slokvik as its new President at the NSSF Congress the last weekend in May. Slokvik is no newcomer to biathlon, coaching starting in 2002, after a successful career in ski-orienteering, where he won World Championships Relay Bronze medals in 1988 and 1990. He then was Head Coach of the Norwegian ski-orienteering team, before moving to biathlon. He has worked in the Norwegian Olympic Committee and was NSSF Vice-president for the past eight years, actively working on the Organizing Committee for this year’s IBU WCH in Oslo.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Retirement for Alexander Os…and More Athletes
The end of May saw another biathlete Norway's Alexander Os added to the list of retirements this spring.
Tue, 31 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Back in Business: First Training Camps Home and Away
Most athletes have been getting back into the training routine at home over the past couple of weeks. Now, they are getting back in business with the first official training camps preparing for the 2016-17 season. These first camps are mostly about volume training, restarting the shooting program with slow-fire shooting for accuracy; basic preparation for the hard summer months to come.
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Medvedtsev to Coach Russian Women; Guzik Surgery
The Russian Biathlon Union recently announced its coaching staffs for the coming season that included Valeriy Medvedtsev as Women's Head Coach, replacing Sergei Konovalov.
Sun, 22 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
EBU and IBU Sign Exclusive Media Rights Agreement
From left to right: Dr.Klaus LEISTNER-IBU, Anders BESSEBERG-IBU, Stefan KUERTEN-EBU, Ingolfur HANNESSON Bildquelle: ©by IBU/Ernst WUKITS
Sun, 22 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Scott Dixon: Funding a Biathlon Dream
Funding is not a huge issue for many of the best biathletes in the world. Their income comes from a variety of sources including prize money, institutional support (government, federation, military or NOC) and sponsor support. Many nations practice an “all inclusive” system, where the federation government or Sports Ministry of Sport pays for camps, travel expenses, and team staff.
Tue, 17 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Gabriela Soukalova, Marries Petr Koukal
World Cup Total Score winner and multi-Olympic medalist Gabriela Soukalova married her long-time boyfriend Petr Koukal in an afternoon ceremony at the unfinished gothic Church in Panenský Týnec in the Czech Republic's Central Bohemian Mountains near the town of Zichovec.
Thu, 12 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
New Norwegian Shooting Coach: Siegfried Mazet
The Norwegian Biathlon Association announced their World Cup coaching staffs for the coming season this afternoon in Oslo, with big changes coming on the men's team. Long-time French Coach Siegfried Mazet takes over as shooting coach and will work alongside cross-country specialist Egil Kristiansen who will direct physical training.
Mon, 09 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
It Takes a Team to Win…More Crystal Globes
Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova dominated the Crystal Globe hunt winning nine of the ten possible individual titles. Likewise two teams, Norway and Germany dominated the relays and Nations Cup competitions that depended not on a single individual but a team effort. With five Crystal Globes up for grabs, Norway went home with three titles while Germany won two.
Sun, 08 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
IBU Press Release
Subject: Lifting provisional suspension in case of Mr. Eduard Latypov RUS
Mon, 02 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Tomáš Fusko New Slovak Biathlon President
Interim Slovak Biathlon President Tomáš Fusko was elected as the fifth president of the Slovak Biathlon Association on Saturday at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Banska Bystrica. He had served as the interim president since last October, when then-President Ján Hyža was recalled by the Association Presidium.
Sun, 01 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Coaching Carousel: Alfred Eder Back to Belarus and More
The return to training is just around the corner in early May and the coaching carousel continues to spin towards the new season. Alfred Eder, after sitting out last season is returning to coach the Belarusian women's team. At the same time, new coaches are stepping onto the scene in France and Finland.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000
IBU Extends Marketing Rights Contract with Infront
The International Biathlon Union has extended its marketing rights contract with Infront Sports & Media for the IBU World Cup and World Championships Biathlon for 2018-2022.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Klaus Siebert Dead at Age 60
Multi World Champion, World Cup Total Score Champion and well-known coach Klaus Siebert died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, just four days before his 61st birthday.