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UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

The Americans have never won an Olympic medal in biathlon. The organization for the sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting is trying to change that with a revamped …


Laura Dahlmeier leads Germany to relay gold for record 10th medal at biathlon world championships

Laura Dahlmeier led Germany to the title in the women’s 4x6-kilometer relay on Friday, becoming the first biathlete to win a medal in 10 straight world championship races. Vanessa Hinz, …


Lowell Bailey wins 1st U.S. gold medal at biathlon worlds

One year after considering his retirement, Lowell Bailey became the first American biathlete to win a world championships gold medal on Thursday. Bailey upset the pre-race favorites in the 20-kilometer …


Kazakhstan says biathletes tested clean after doping raid

Kazakhstan’s top sports official says the country’s biathletes passed doping tests following a police raid which seized medical equipment and drugs at the world championships. Austrian police raided the Kazakh …


Gabriela Koukalova wins women’s sprint for 1st Czech biathlon gold

Gabriela Koukalova won the women’s sprint Friday, earning the first gold medal for a Czech biathlete in an individual race at the world championships. Koukalova hit all 10 targets and …


Biathlon body suspends Russian for suspected doping

Ekaterina Glazyrina of Russia was suspended on suspicion of doping by the International Biathlon Union, hours before she was to race at the world championships on Friday. Glazyrina was suspended …


Kazakhstan denies doping after police raid biathlon team

Kazakhstan’s government denies its national biathlon team has been doping after Austrian police raided the team’s hotel and seized medical equipment. Elsiyar Kanagatov, who chairs the government’s Sports and Fitness …


Simon Schempp helps Germany win mixed relay at biathlon worlds

Simon Schempp helped Germany win the team relay gold in the opening event of the biathlon world championships on Thursday. In his final 2.5-kilometer lap, Schempp held off a challenge …


Police raid Kazakhstan biathlon team lodgings ahead of worlds

The Austrian federal criminal agency has raided the lodgings of the Kazakh national biathlon team on the eve of the world championships on suspicion of doping. Police say they seized …


Winter sports roundup: Austria’s Janine Flock wins World Cup skeleton race

Janine Flock of Austria was the convincing winner of a World Cup skeleton race in Lake Placid. She beat reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain by nearly a full …


Ukrainian biathlete given 1-year doping ban for meldonium

Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been banned for a year after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.


Olympic report: Ukraine wins rare gold

Ukraine gets over misses to win gold Ukraine’s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in …


Skiers take a shot at biathlon

Biathlon ranks among the most frustrating sports on the planet, which is exactly why it’s fun. The idea is that you do a sport, nordic ski racing, which requires living …