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IBU cleared :KAZ biathletes in Doping case. The International Biathlon Union says cases against nine Kazakh athletes, six of them from last year’s Winter Olympic team, were dismissed because of insufficient evidence. None are Olympic medalists.

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In the, we should have seen this coming department ...  China has hired two very famous former biathletes to be their men's and women's coaches in the run-up to the 2022 Olympic Games.  Ole Einar Bjørndalen will coach the men and his wife Darya Domracheva will coach the women.

 

Also, some nice pictures here.  My favorites:

 

 

 

and this one.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

In the, we should have seen this coming department ...  China has hired two very famous former biathletes to be their men's and women's coaches in the run-up to the 2022 Olympic Games.  Ole Einar Bjørndalen will coach the men and his wife Darya Domracheva will coach the women.

 

 

 

Didn't really see these two coming though, I'd have though they would go with proven coaches instead of proven athletes :p 

 

Will Tobias Torgersen still coach their IBU Cup team?

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Didn't really see these two coming though, I'd have though they would go with proven coaches instead of proven athletes :p 

 

Will Tobias Torgersen still coach their IBU Cup team?

I would have also thought they would have thrown a ton of money at either Wolfgang Pickler or Siegfried Mazet, I guess that is what I was talking about.  I will be very interested to see how these two work as coaches.  With almost no coaching experience, that is a lot of pressure of over 1 billion people.  No idea about Torgersen with the IBU Cup team.

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51 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

I would have also thought they would have thrown a ton of money at either Wolfgang Pickler or Siegfried Mazet, I guess that is what I was talking about.  I will be very interested to see how these two work as coaches.  With almost no coaching experience, that is a lot of pressure of over 1 billion people.  No idea about Torgersen with the IBU Cup team.

To be fair, a very significant portion of those over 1 billion people probably don't care much at all :p

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2021 World Championships "Officially" awarded to Slovenia.  One thing that I did not know:

"It will not be the largest world championships by the number of spectators, but it will be certainly be remembered, as the venue stands in the middle of the Triglav National Park," said Tomaž Šušteršič, the secretary general of the organizing committee.  I had no idea that Pokljuka was in a National Park.

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Just now, RobtheAggie said:

2021 World Championships "Officially" awarded to Slovenia.  One thing that I did not know:

"It will not be the largest world championships by the number of spectators, but it will be certainly be remembered, as the venue stands in the middle of the Triglav National Park," said Tomaž Šušteršič, the secretary general of the organizing committee.  I had no idea that Pokljuka was in a National Park.

Yeah I heard that makes it pretty hard to reach :p Or maybe not specifically hard, but a bit of a long journey every time. Not like places like Lenzerheide or Obertilliach where it's only a few minutes drive from the hotels of most athletes.

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So Craftsbury, VT is building a new 15 point firing range.  Which is good to see.  They are also paving trails for rollerskiing.  One thing this does beg the question of is what is the cost 15 vs 30 slots?  I know it would not be double.  Just curious.  I can not wait for snow!

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