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Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, most decorated male Winter Olympian, retires

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Norway Biathlon Retires

Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history with 13 medals, has retired from the sport. Nicknamed "The King of Biathlon," the 44-year-old Bjoerndalen competed at six Olympics. Of his 13 medals, eight were gold.

Rosanna Crawford headlines Canadian Olympic biathlon team

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Rosanna Crawford Canada Biathlon Olympics

Two-time Olympian Rosanna Crawford headlines Canada's Olympic biathlon roster that will compete at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen left off Norwegian Olympic team

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, will not take part in this year's Games in Pyeongchang after missing out on selection for the team, the Norwegian Biathlon Association said on Monday.

Rosanna Crawford shoots clean to a 4th place finish in World Cup biathlon

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Canada's Rosanna Crawford, who claimed her first podium place on Thursday, was leading going into the final shoot but was unable to hold off her rivals' late surge as she finished 5.2 seconds behind Kaisa Makarainen in fourth in the mass start race on Sunday.

Canadian biathlete Rosanna Crawford earns 1st-ever World Cup medal

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Canadian biathlete Rosanna Crawford landed on the World Cup podium for the first time in her career with a third-place finish in Ruhpolding, Germany, on Thursday.

Debilitating grief grips biathlete Rosanna Crawford as Olympics loom

Monday, September 25th, 2017

For Canadian biathlon athlete Rosanna Crawford, dealing with the death of her brother Jordan has added another layer of uncertainty and fleeting hope as she targets her third Olympic appearance at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Canadian biathlon coach Richard Boruta dies in climbing accident

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Canadian biathlon coach Richard Boruta has died in a climbing accident at the age of 49. Biathlon Canada confirmed Boruta's death Tuesday on its website. Boruta was killed while climbing the Three Sisters near Canmore, Alta., on Aug. 9.

Gabriela Koukalova edges overall champion to claim biathlon sprint title

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Gabriela Koukalova won the women's biathlon sprint title Friday, finishing fourth in the race to edge overall champion Laura Dahlmeier by five points.

Dahlmeier 1st biathlete to medal in 10 straight races at worlds

Friday, February 17th, 2017

?Laura Dahlmeier led Germany to the world title in the women's 4x6-kilometre relay on Friday in Hochfilzen, Austria, becoming the first biathlete to win a medal in 10 straight world championship races.

Laura Dahlmeier captures 3rd gold medal at biathlon worlds

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Laura Dahlmeier of Germany won the women's individual competition Wednesday for her third gold medal and fourth overall at the biathlon world championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.