Svendsen wins second straight biathlon POSTED: Jan 16, 11:33a ET | UPDATED: Jan 16, 11:33a ET By Associated Press Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway won his second straight biathlon World Cup race by shooting cleanly in the 15-kilometer sprint.
Sweden nets women's biathlon relay win POSTED: Jan 15, 2:34p ET | UPDATED: Jan 15, 3:09p ET By Associated Press The Swedish women's team won the final biathlon World Cup relay race
before the Olympics on Friday after edging Russia and Norway.
Svendsen, Bjorndalen finish 1-2 in Germany; Burke 31st POSTED: Jan 14, 1:43p ET | UPDATED: Jan 14, 3:26p ET By Associated Press Emil Hegle Svendsen beat five-time Olympic champion Ole Einar
Bjorndalen for a 1-2 Norwegian finish Thursday at a biathlon World Cup
10-kilometer sprint race.
Olofsson-Zidek wins sprint POSTED: Jan 13, 1:06p ET | UPDATED: Feb 1, 8:38p ET By Universal Sports Sweden's hold on the top spots of women's World Cup circuit remains as strong as ever. Even when the world's No. 1 Helena Jonsson turns in an average finish, her compatriot Anna Olofsson-Zidek picks up the slack, like she did in winning the women's sprint in Ruhpolding, Germany.
Burke leads U.S. Biathlon's Olympic nominations POSTED: Jan 10, 7:07p ET | UPDATED: Feb 8, 2:14p ET By Associated Press World Cup points leader Tim Burke of Paul Smith's, N.Y., headlines the U.S. Biathlon Association's nominations for the Olympic team that will compete next month in Vancouver.
Bjoerndalen takes mass start title POSTED: Jan 10, 8:23a ET | UPDATED: Jan 13, 4:52p ET By Associated Press Former Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen showed how much of a threat he still is on the World Cup circuit with his third title this season. American Tim Burke showed his resiliency in reclaiming the yellow bib a day after losing it.
Henkel dominant in mass start POSTED: Jan 10, 6:16a ET | UPDATED: Jan 10, 12:42p ET By Universal Sports Former Olympic and world champion Andrea Henkel won her first World Cup this season as Swedish world No. 1 Helena Jonsson added some distance on the rest of the field with a runner-up finish in the women's mass start in Oberhof.
Ustyugov wins second straight World Cup POSTED: Jan 9, 8:27a ET | UPDATED: Jan 9, 10:53a ET By Associated Press American Tim Burke's time with the yellow jersey -- given to the world's No. 1 -- was short-lived following a 19th-place finish in the first individual competition of the new year. Evgeny Ustyugov of Russia won his second World Cup of the season.
Hauswald wins 7.5km sprint POSTED: Jan 8, 10:57a ET | UPDATED: Jan 8, 1:31p ET By Associated Press Simone Hauswald of Germany won the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint at the World Cup event in Oberhof, Germany on Jan. 8.
Norway easily wins Cup relay POSTED: Jan 7, 10:41a ET | UPDATED: Jan 7, 10:59a ET By Associated Press Led by Halvard Hanevold's perfect shooting in the first leg, Norway dominated the field in the men's 4x7.5km relay at the Oberhof World Cup. Austria, which had entered the race as the top relay nation, missed 13 targets and finished in fourth.
Russia takes second straight relay POSTED: Jan 6, 12:45p ET | UPDATED: Jan 6, 11:18a ET By Universal Sports Russia maintained its overall lead in the World Cup standings after it won its second consecutive relay. World No. 3 Svetlana Sleptsova anchored the race for the Russians with a close 0.3-second victory over Germany.