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The IBU World Championships Biathlon in Kontiolahti were a demanding challenge but the international biathlon season in Kontiolahti biathlon stadium is not over yet. The International Biathlon Masters Championships are organized once again in Kontiolahti from 26 to 29 of March. Masters is a biathlon event for athletes who are aged 35 or older. The
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IBU World Championships Biathlon in Kontiolahti are over now and both the Event Manager Esa Haapala and IBU President Anders Besseberg are happy with how everything went. There were 12500 spectators at the stadium on Sunday, and 88300 in total at stadium and Joensuu Market Square events. Event Manager Esa Haapala explained that having experience
IBU World Championships Biathlon ended on Sunday with the extremely even men’s 15km Mass Start. The last loop was a gruesome skiing battle which ended with the Slovenian Jakov Fak winning. The winner Fak won Czech Republic’s Ondrej Moravec with a margin of just one second. Tarjei Boe from Norway was third and he lost
Valj Semerenko from Ukraine won the Mass Start in these World Championships with her perfect performance on the shooting range. On the second place was Franziska Preuss from Germany and on the third place was Karin Oberhofer from Italy. This competition was the last one for women in these World Championships. The World Cup leader
The Kontioranta area, especially the biathlon stadium, is important for the whole North Karelia. Kontiolahti wants to host international biathlon events in the future, too. Due to the development of the Kontioranta area more and more international teams are expected to arrive there for training in the future. The town of Kontiolahti has developed the
Around 2800 spectators watched the award ceremony for IBU World Championships Biathlon in Kontiolahti and Joensuu, organized on Saturday night in Joensuu Market Square. Before the award ceremonies the crowd was entertained with humor, dance and fire rituals. Hölmöläiset, a traditional simple Finnish folk, performed by theater Fiasko and youth theater Fiba, made jokes for
The stable and dangerous Germany needed only three extra cartridges in men’s Relay and eventually took a convincing win – just like the country’s ladies did on Friday. Silver medals went to Norway by a clear margin although after the last shooting it looked for a while like Martin Fourcade could still reach Emil Hegle
Women’s 4×6 km Relay was a triumph for Germany in Kontiolahti on Friday. Team France beat Italy in the battle for silver. Franzeska Hildebrand, Franzeska Preuss and Vanessa Hinz made great performances in the first three legs. In last exchange the gap to the second team was 30,4 seconds. The final biathlete for team Germany
The long-time biathlon coach Anatoli Hovantsev can often be spotted at Kontiolahti biathlon stadium. The Russian, who is the head coach of Kontiolahti Sports Club, is glad to help all biathletes from children who just started to top athletes. In addition, he helps and supports other coaches. In IBU World Championships Biathlon in Kontiolahti the