International Biathlon Union sign four-year media rights deal with EBU

By Zjan Shirinian

The EBU has the media rights to dozens of events, including 36 Biathlon World Cups, as part of the new four-year deal ©Getty ImagesApril 4 - The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has extended its unbroken media rights deal with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for another four years.

Russian biathlete Starykh faces ban after B sample tests positive for EPO

By Nick Butler

Irina Starykh faces a two-year ban after a positive B sample following her original failed test in January ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 8 - Russian biathlete Irina Starykh faces a two-year ban from the sport after her B sample tested positive for the banned drug erythropoietin (EPO).

Record medal winner Bjørndalen to continue biathlon career for two more years

By Nick Butler

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen will continue his illustrious biathlon career until 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 4 - Norway's record Winter Olympic medal winner Ole Einar Bjørndalen has reversed his retirement plans and vowed to carry on his remarkable career until the 2016 World Championships in Oslo.

Biathlete Iourieva retiring rather than face life ban after second positive test

By Nick Butler

Ekaterina Iourieva has announced her retirement after recording a second positive test last month ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 28 - Russia's disgraced biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva is retiring from the sport rather than face a life ban after recording the second positive test of her career last month.

Starykh removed from Russian Olympic biathlon team after positive drugs test confirmed

By Nick Butler

Irina Starych has been removed from the Russian team after her positive test was confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Irina Starykh has been removed from Russia's Olympic biathlon team for Sochi 2014 following confirmation of a positive drugs test.

Member of Russian Sochi 2014 team reportedly among three biathletes to fail drugs tests

By Nick Butler

Irina Starykh has enjoyed superb form on the IBU World Cup circuit this season after several years in the wilderness ©Getty ImagesJanuary 29 - Irina Starykh, the reigning European champion selected for the Russian Olympic team, is reportedly among three biathletes who have failed drugs tests.

Two-time Olympians Le Guellec and Kocher to lead experienced Canadian Sochi 2014 biathlon team

By Nick Butler

Jean-Philippe Le Guellec competing at a World Cup event in Austria last month ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 2 - Two-time Olympians Jean-Philippe Le Guellec and Zina Kocher will lead the eight-strong Canadian biathlon team that has been named to compete at the Sochi Games next month, with medals an outside, but valid, target. 

French skiers sweep the board in cross country event at CISM World Winter Games

By Emily Goddard in at the 2013 CISM World Winter Games in Annecy

Robin Duvillard 290313March 28 - France's men and women swept the board in the Nordic skiing individual runs to guarantee an all-French podium at Le Grand Bornand today.

CAS ruling opens the Sochi 2014 door for banned Russians

By David Gold in Sochi

Dmitry Yaroshenko_07-10-11October 9 - Russian biathletes Dmitry Yaroshenko (pictured) and Ekaterina Iourieva hope to be able to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) ruling that means LaShawn Merritt could compete at London 2012 despite having initially been barred from doing so by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).