Biathlon - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:29:05 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) Russian biathlete handed eight-year doping ban despite retiring in February By Nick Butler

Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after the second failed drugs test of her career ©AFP/Getty ImagesDisgraced biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after a second doping offence earlier this year, although the Russian had anticipated a hefty suspension by announcing her retirement in February.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:40:46 +0100
First athlete to test positive at Sochi 2014 handed two-year ban By Nick Butler

German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to test positive during Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping ban, along with Irina Starych of Russia ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to fail a drugs test at Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping suspension by the International Biathlon Union (IBU), while an identical ban has been awarded to former Russian champion Irina Starych.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:25:11 +0100 Prokhorov to stand down as head of Russian Biathlon Union after "failing" at Sochi 2014 By Nick Butler

Mikhail Prokhorov is standing down from his post as head of the Russian Biathlon Union ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov is standing down from his post as head of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) after the squad failed to hit medals target he set for them at Sochi 2014.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:29:59 +0100 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.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Biathlon Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:15:37 +0100 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).]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:37:29 +0000
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.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:34:42 +0000
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.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:46:51 +0000 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.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:43:20 +0000 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.]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:59:44 +0000
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. ]]> (Nick Butler) Biathlon Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:59:36 +0000 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.
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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).]]> (Emily Goddard) Biathlon Sun, 09 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0100