Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Biathlon’ Category

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.

Police raid Kazakh biathlon team lodgings ahead of worlds

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Austrian federal criminal agency said Thursday it raided the lodgings of the Kazakh national biathlon team on the eve of the world championships on suspicion of doping.

Russia loses 2021 biathlon worlds over doping allegations

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The International Biathlon Union announced Wednesday that the Russian city of Tyumen will no longer host the 2021 world championships, in the wake of alleged state-sponsored doping around the time of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Martin Fourcade can’t be caught: French biathlete wins mass start for 7th win in 8 events

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Czech Republic Biathlon World Cup

Martin Fourcade's domination of the men's biathlon World Cup continued Sunday in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, with the defending champion and overall leader's victory in the 15-kilometre mass start.

Soukalova takes biathlon sprint crown, nears overall title

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic won the biathlon sprint title Thursday and closed in on the overall World Cup title.

Canadians shoot onto podium at biathlon worlds

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
Germany Biathlon World Cup

The Canadian men's relay squad battled their way onto the podium at the biathlon world championships in Norway on Saturday, capturing bronze.