Going into the new season, the team at the top of the heap once again is undoubtedly, as usual…Germany. Both the men’s and women’s teams return untouched by post-Olympic retirements with rosters led by Olympic medalists.
Over the course of the past few weeks, the IBU asked photographers accredited at IBU events during the past winter to submit their best shots in three categories: "Emotion", "Feature" and "Portrait". We received many fantastic images and would like to express our gratitude to all the photographers w...
Since jumping from the junior ranks to the World Cup scene four years ago, Lisa Theresa Hauser has become the face of the Austrian women’s team. She has been in two Olympic Winter Games, four IBU World Championships, finished 15th in the World Cup Total Score and been on the
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has published its competition calendars for the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 for the federation’s three biathlon series: the BMW IBU World Cup, the IBU Cup and the IBU Junior Cup. The calendar is compiled according to the principle that events are only awa...
The Slovenian team got a jump on some of their rivals, when they moved north from their home base at Pokljuka to Sjusjøen, Norway on October 25. In the days just before the trek north, the team’s ultimate cross-trainer Klemen Bauer was on the sunny Adriatic coast one day and
Mari (Laukkanen) Eder competes for Finland, but has lived in Austria for the past five years. This summer she married her long-time partner Benjamin Eder in late July, celebrated in Austria and Finland. Her heart and soul are in Austria, but deep down Finland is always calling. Now a new
On September 14, 2017, Dominik Landertinger had major back surgery; for the next 10 weeks, he could not train or even pick up his rifle to dry fire. Yet 5 months and one day later, he was on the podium in Pyeongchang with an Olympic 20K individual Bronze medal around
A spectacularly nice summer in Austria transformed into equally nice, warm and sunny October, making autumn seem more summer-like. That weather made the Instagram-perfect Ramsau plateau and village below the Dachstein glacier into a perfect setting for the fall training camps that are a tradition fo...
From the time she was a small child; 23-year old Anastasiya Merkushyna knew exactly what to dedicate her life to. She grew in a sports family, where her mother Irina was a professional biathlete and her father Oleh Merkushyn a coach; so no surprise that Anastasiya followed her parents’ footsteps.
Cool autumn mornings are a sure sign that summer is in the rearview mirror; likewise for holidays as the new season approaches. Still every athlete has plenty of memories and a few souvenirs as a reminder of those lazy, hazy days in the sun, probably somewhere on a beach, with