Dernières nouvelles de l'Union Internationale de Biathlon (IBU)
Biathlon Development Camps in Spain
Spain in July usually means a holiday, in Madrid, Valencia or on a nice beach. However over the past two weekends, July meant thoughts of winter and biathlon as the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation held two development camps with over a dozen young athletes.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
200 Days to 2016 YOG: Pathway to Success for Preuss
Today marks 200 days until the opening of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Back in the third week of January 2012, over 3 ½ years ago at the first YOG in Innsbruck, Franziska Preuss emerged as one of the big stars of those Games and now is one of the leading ladies in the sport of biathlon.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Anton Shipulin: A New Plan for Success
Last season was one of the most successful for the Olympic Champion Anton Shipulin: he finished second in the World Cup Total Score, with only Martin Fourcade ahead of him. This success inspired the Russian biathlete, pushing him to look for new methods and types of work that would allow him to do more to fulfill his dreams. Now Shipulin trains apart from the main team, implementing and controlling his own path to success.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Biathlon Weddings: Bailey, Glazyrina, Perras, Jonsson
July has been a big month for weddings in the world of biathlon, with six current or recently retired biathletes getting married recently.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
“Training in Paradise” with the Canadian Team
The Canadian Biathlon A and B teams live and train in Canmore, Alberta Canada, site of World Cup 7 next season. The eleven athletes (six men and five women) sleep in their own beds, and get up every morning to go up to the training center, situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
New Daughter for Anastasiya Kuzmina
Double Olympic Sprint Champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia delivered a healthy baby daughter on Sunday evening at the Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Decisions of the Independent Anti-Doping Hearing Panel
The Independent Anti-Doping Hearing Panel of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), in the composition of Christoph VEDDER, Professor of Law, Munich, Germany (Chair), Walter O. FREY, Medical Doctor, Zürich, Switzerland, and Markus MANNINEN, Attorney-at-Law, Helsinki, Finland announced the following decision on 30th of June 2015:
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Breakfast Starts a Training Day; Summertime Delights
There is a huge difference between a biathlete's life during the competitive season and the rest of the year. Most of the winter is spent in hotels with teammates away from home. The summer training season is different, with sometimes several weeks in a row training at home, sleeping in a familiar bed and eating favorite foods; even summer training camps are a much different experience; not holidays but definitely a bit more relaxed and flexible.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Mononucleosis Hits Darya Domracheva
World Cup Total Score Titlist and triple Olympic Gold medalist Darya Domracheva announced today via social media that she has contracted mononucleosis.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000
2015-16 BMW IBU World Cup Competition Schedule
The scheduled competitions for all nine BMW IBU World Cups as well as those for the IBU World Championships at Oslo's Holmenkollen Ski Stadium next February 29-March 13 is now available in the Datacenter at www.biathlonworld.com.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
POSITION: Biathlon Canada - HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
Biathlon Canada — the national governing body for the Olympic winter sport of biathlon — is seeking to fill the position of High Performance Director. Biathlon Canada, a national sport organization comprised of 12 provincial/territorial divisions, operates the National Biathlon Training Centre in Canmore, Alberta, and is affiliated with the International Biathlon Union.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
IBU WCH 2017: Hochfilzen Construction Progressing
Hosting the two weeks of competitions at the IBU World Championships is a big task in itself, but long-term preparation for the this event is an even bigger job, that takes years of work. Hochfilzen, Austria, host of the 2017 IBU WCH is in the midst of a construction boom that will see some big changes and improvements in the venue and infrastructure.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Anton Shipulin Marries Luiza Sabitova
Earlier this spring, Anton Shipulin announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Luiza Sabitova. Last Saturday June 20, the two were married in ceremonies in beautiful clear summer day on the shore of Shartash Lake in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Early Summer: High Altitude Cycling, Rollerskiing
With summer training in high gear, teams have been working on their aerobic fitness and strength while cycling and rollerskiing up legendary climbs well above the tree line. The Italian and Polish teams took long road trips this month for training camps to Correncon-en-Vercors, France and Bormio, Italy. At the same time, some of the German women were mountain biking and hiking in the big mountains closer to home.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Honors and a Crystal Rifle for Dasha in Minsk
Part of the spring ritual for most teams is a celebration, party and awards for the just-ended season. The Belarusian Federation of Biathlon held their annual event for the team, coaches, staff and sponsors as the sun was setting on a clear afternoon on the outskirts of Minsk recently.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
New Slovakia Coaches: Juraj Sanitra and Anna Murínová
Former Slovakian Women's Coach Juraj Sanitra was selected as the Head Coach for the Slovakian team on Thursday while former athlete Anna Murínová was selected to be the Head Coach for the women's team, replacing Pavel Kobela who resigned after last season. Sanitra will be doing double duty as he is also the Men's Head Coach.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
First Camp for Ukrainian Team; Focus on Shooting
On May 24 the Ukrainian team started the first summer training camp in the renovated Sports Complex Raubichi in Minsk, Belarus. This camp, which ended last Wednesday, focused mostly on shooting training. According to the athletes, it is nice and important to start the preparation for the next season in such good conditions.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Marriage for Dorothea Wierer and Stefano Corradini
Italy's Dorothea Wierer married her long-time boyfriend Stefano Corradini on Saturday May 30 in Cavalese, Italy in a traditional ceremony with a bit of biathlon as a part of the festivities.
Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
French Team: Cycling the Route de Napoleon
The French biathlon team kicked of their summer camp season with a unique cycling trip in good spring weather that took them across the French Alps from Die in the Rhone-Alps Department to Antibes in Provence on the Mediterranean via the Route de Napoleon.
Wed, 27 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Tomaš Kos Returns to Coaching in Slovenia
Tomaš Kos was announced on Monday as the new coach for Slovenia, replacing Uros Velepec who left earlier in the month to coach the Ukrainian Women's Team. Kos will officially begin his new job effective June 1.
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Youth Prevails in German and Austrian Women’s Teams
As Germany and Austria announced their teams and training groups recently, one trend was quite obvious, especially in the women's teams; both are filled with very young talented athletes.
Thu, 21 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
IBU Job Announcement: Communication Project Manager
The International Biathlon Union – one of the seven Olympic winter sports federations is seeking a full-time Communications Project Manager for its Information Department within the IBU Headquarters in Salzburg 5020, Peregrinstraße 14, to begin on 01 July or August 2015.
Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Teams Back in Training; Camps, Running, Cycling
As the calendar rolled over from April to May, most teams restarted formal training for the upcoming 2015-16 biathlon season. Although, April is a "rest" month, most professional biathletes do not spend that down time sitting around. Rest really means stepping away from formal training and especially, the shooting range. At the end of March and in early in April, athletes were still on the snow; Belarusians snowboarding in Austria, French athletes savoring a few warms days of spring cross-country skiing and Germany's Laura Dahlmeier hiking high in the German Alps.
Fri, 15 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Sweden’s Bettan Högberg on Celebrity Baking Show
Biathlete's hobbies run the gamut from sky-diving and motorcycling to the more passive like painting, knitting or reading. Then there is Sweden's Elisabeth "Bettan" Högberg whose sweet hobby is designing and baking creative cakes. Now she will be demonstrating those talents over on Sweden's TV4 starting on May 21 in "All Celebrity Sweden Baking."
Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Battles for Yellow and Crystal Part 2: Darya Domracheva
The Women's World Cup Total Score title was decided in a nose-to-nose scrap between Darya Domracheva and Kaisa Mäkäräinen until the final day in Khanty Mansiysk. Domracheva wore Yellow for one day December 6, in Östersund, and then ceded it to Mäkäräinen until February 14. From that point, although the Belarusian was in Yellow, Mäkäräinen stayed within 20 points until the Khanty pursuit when with one competition left, declared, "I think Darya has too many points now gap (32 points) in the fight for the Total (Score)."
Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Coaching Position Open in Sollefteå, Sweden
Sollefteå Gymnasium and Sollefteå Skidgymnasium Biathlon are looking for a new full-time biathlon coach.
Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Battle for Yellow and Crystal, Part 1: Martin Fourcade
Now, as training is starting for the 2015-16 season, here is part 1 of a look back at the battles for the Yellow Bib and ultimately, the big Crystal Globe. "My main goal this season was to win the Total Score for the fourth time and I did that," was Martin Fourcade's reaction after placing a disappointing fourth in the Khanty Mansiysk pursuit. Although not on the podium that day, Fourcade had secured the big Crystal Globe on the penultimate day of the season, ending a season-long struggle to retain the Yellow Bib and the Total Score title.
Mon, 04 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Wolfgang Pichler Returns to Sweden as Head Coach
The Swedish Biathlon Federation announced today that Wolfgang Pichler, a consultant last season has been hired as Head Coach.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Coaching Changes: Velepec Moves to Ukraine
A big change on the coaching scene in Ukraine and Latvia as April ends with Uros Velepec moving from Slovenia to Ukraine and Vitaly Urbanovics returning to Latvia.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:00:00 +0000
Retirement and New Job for Lars Berger
Just days before his May 1 36th birthday, Norway's Lars Berger announced his retirement from competitive biathlon and cross-country and was introduced as Norway's new biathlon and cross-country coach for visually and physically impaired athletes.