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Biathlon 2020 - 2021 Discussion Thread

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The Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival has been cancelled as France is preventing any athletic events until at least September.

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Here is some explanation for the lengthy list of Russian athletes on their team.  Also, it chronicles what happened to Babikov last year.  Also that Yurlova-Percht has considered retirement.

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One small note - Ukraine saw their Biathlon budget slashed this upcoming season.

 

Also, the big news is that according to this article:

"– I WILL PERFORM UNTIL 2026, AND THEN FINISH MY CAREER. I THINK THESE YEARS WILL PASS QUICKLY. MY MOTIVATION IS GETTING STRONGER AND STRONGER EVERY DAY. I THINK THAT THE OLYMPICS IN ITALY IN 2026 WILL BE AMAZING. THERE IS NO QUESTION OF LEAVING EARLIER. 33 YEARS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO END YOUR CAREER. I DO NOT PLAN TO PERFORM UNTIL THE AGE OF 40 AS BJOERNDALEN, ”BO QUOTES TV2."  

I am not sure why it is all in caps, but that gives two more Olympic cycles (including this one).  Could he win 6 more large crystal globes?

 

 

 

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FISI announced the Italian team for the next season.

 

Men's Main Team

Lukas Hofer (1989) – Carabinieri
Dominik Windisch (1990) – Esercito
Daniele Cappellari (1997) – Fiamme Oro
Patrick Braunhofer (1998) – Carabinieri
Didier Bionaz (2000) – Esercito
Tommaso Giacomel (2000) – Fiamme Gialle
 

Men's Special Observed

Thomas Bormolini (1991) – Esercito
Giuseppe Montello (1992) – Esercito
Saverio Zini (1994) – Esercito
Mattia Nicase (1997) – Esercito

 

Women's Main Team

Dorothea Wierer (1990) – Fiamme Gialle
Lisa Vittozzi (1995) – Carabinieri
Michela Carrara (1997) – Esercito
Irene Lardschneider (1998) – Fiamme Gialle

 

Women's Special Observed

Federica Sanfilippo (1990) – Fiamme Oro
Nicole Gontier (1990) – Esercito
Samuela Comola (1998) – Esercito

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56 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

FISI announced the Italian team for the next season.

 

Men's Main Team

Lukas Hofer (1989) – Carabinieri
Dominik Windisch (1990) – Esercito
Daniele Cappellari (1997) – Fiamme Oro
Patrick Braunhofer (1998) – Carabinieri
Didier Bionaz (2000) – Esercito
Tommaso Giacomel (2000) – Fiamme Gialle
 

Men's Special Observed

Thomas Bormolini (1991) – Esercito
Giuseppe Montello (1992) – Esercito
Saverio Zini (1994) – Esercito
Mattia Nicase (1997) – Esercito

 

Women's Main Team

Dorothea Wierer (1990) – Fiamme Gialle
Lisa Vittozzi (1995) – Carabinieri
Michela Carrara (1997) – Esercito
Irene Lardschneider (1998) – Fiamme Gialle

 

Women's Special Observed

Federica Sanfilippo (1990) – Fiamme Oro
Nicole Gontier (1990) – Esercito
Samuela Comola (1998) – Esercito

 

Does Special Observed mean IBU Cup?

 

It is interesting to see Bormolini, Sanfillippo and Gontier all replaced by much younger athletes.  

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4 minutes ago, RobtheAggie said:

 

Does Special Observed mean IBU Cup?

Yep. Of course they can be "promote" in World Cup during or before the season

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Especially with Bionaz and Giacomel the Italian men's future does not look bad at all.

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Teja Gregorian has had her results scrubbed from the 2010 Winter Olympics for doping.

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Tero Seppälä has been left off the Finnish national team's training group.

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