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Biathlon 2018 - 2019 Discussion Thread

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Junior Boys Sprint is over.

Congrats to Grotian of :GER  with the win.  He missed 1 shot on his way to victory.  Local youth :EST Aolaid shot clean, but was 7 sec outside 6th place.  Yesterday winner Cisar missed two shots in the stand and ended up in 12th place.  De Santana :BRA shot well again, only missed twice.  I wish I could say the same for the US skiers.

 

Jugvic of Bosnia missed 9 shots, and only 3 shot clean, Aolaid, Kocain :CZE (15th) and Secu :CAN (87th!)

 

Edited by RobtheAggie

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 Statement from IBU:

- CAS has decided to grant the application for provisional measures filed by Kazakh athlete Ms Galina Vishnevskaya on 22 February. The IBU is obliged to lift her provisional suspension with immediate effect. The athlete is therefore eligible to be registered at IBU events.

 

https://www.biathlonworld.com/news/detail/ibu-statement-cas-order-galina-vishnevskaya

 

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An odd piece of news from Denmark:

 

Greenland teen a big biathlon hope
Norway, Sweden and Finland are light years ahead of Denmark when it comes to the biathlon, but a 17-year-old from Greenland could help bridge that gap in the near future. Ukaleq Slettemark won the women’s 10 km individual title at the recent 2019 Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia, taking Greenland’s first ever medal in an international competition. Slettemark spent some of her formative years in Norway.

 

It sounds like Denmark might be making a play for Slettemark.

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12 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

An odd piece of news from Denmark:

 

Greenland teen a big biathlon hope
Norway, Sweden and Finland are light years ahead of Denmark when it comes to the biathlon, but a 17-year-old from Greenland could help bridge that gap in the near future. Ukaleq Slettemark won the women’s 10 km individual title at the recent 2019 Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia, taking Greenland’s first ever medal in an international competition. Slettemark spent some of her formative years in Norway.

 

It sounds like Denmark might be making a play for Slettemark.

If a person or an athlete can be related to/with Denmark, that person is basically Danish. Greenland is part of the Danish Kingdom, but Slettemark got her skiing-education in Norway, which is a big reason that she can actually become a decent biathlete in the future.  

Sidenote, up to the Oscars this year, the Danish medias had to mention every time that we sort of had a Danish actor nominated for Best Actor for his role in Green Book. Viggo Mortensen is born in USA. His father is Danish, but he only lived in Denmark for a short while. He has lived longer in Argentina, but I don't think Argentina claims he is Argentine. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, RobtheAggie said:

An odd piece of news from Denmark:

 

Greenland teen a big biathlon hope
Norway, Sweden and Finland are light years ahead of Denmark when it comes to the biathlon, but a 17-year-old from Greenland could help bridge that gap in the near future. Ukaleq Slettemark won the women’s 10 km individual title at the recent 2019 Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia, taking Greenland’s first ever medal in an international competition. Slettemark spent some of her formative years in Norway.

 

It sounds like Denmark might be making a play for Slettemark.

Well, she won't compete for Greenland at the Olympics, so.. :p 

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2 hours ago, RobtheAggie said:

An odd piece of news from Denmark:

 

Greenland teen a big biathlon hope
Norway, Sweden and Finland are light years ahead of Denmark when it comes to the biathlon, but a 17-year-old from Greenland could help bridge that gap in the near future. Ukaleq Slettemark won the women’s 10 km individual title at the recent 2019 Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia, taking Greenland’s first ever medal in an international competition. Slettemark spent some of her formative years in Norway.

 

It sounds like Denmark might be making a play for Slettemark.

 

Her father competed for Denmark at the Olympics already. Greenland is Denmark's dependent territory. Likewise people from Faroe Islands would compete for Denmark at the Olympics as well. Or people from Macau for China.

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2 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

Her father competed for Denmark at the Olympics already. Greenland is Denmark's dependent territory. Likewise people from Faroe Islands would compete for Denmark at the Olympics as well. Or people from Macau for China.

Maybe it in some way makes Ukaleq eligible to compete for her father's birth country :evil: 

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Would the IBU still allow her to compete for Greenland, but the IOC for Denmark?  

 

My paternal Great grandfather is Danish, Jensen, so can I ski for Denmark?  :d

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2 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

Would the IBU still allow her to compete for Greenland, but the IOC for Denmark?  

 

My paternal Great grandfather is Danish, Jensen, so can I ski for Denmark?  :d

 

There is no Greenland Olympic Committee so she has no choice ;)  But there is a Greenland Biathlon Federation (of which her mother is President :p ) which is based in Norway.  https://www.biathlonworld.com/about-ibu/member-federations/

 

It's the same why England, Scotland or Wales don't compete as independent nations at the Olympics.

 

If you applied for a Danish citizenship I bet you'd be allowed to compete at the Olympics :yes

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6 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

There is no Greenland Olympic Committee so she has no choice ;)  But there is a Greenland Biathlon Federation (of which her mother is President :p ) which is based in Norway.  https://www.biathlonworld.com/about-ibu/member-federations/

 

It's the same why England, Scotland or Wales don't compete as independent nations at the Olympics.

 

If you applied for a Danish citizenship I bet you'd be allowed to compete at the Olympics :yes

And, you know, qualify :p 

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