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.
Burke skis to World Cup lead POSTED: Dec 20, 9:39a ET | UPDATED: Jan 13, 4:52p ET By Associated Press Though he's still searching for the first World Cup win of his career, American Tim Burke now holds the overall World Cup lead and will enter the new year as such. Burke was sixth in the Pokljuka men's 12.5km pursuit to claim the honor.
Sleptsova gains on overall leaders POSTED: Dec 20, 7:03a ET | UPDATED: Dec 20, 7:17a ET By Universal Sports The World Cup had been a Swedish party this season before entering Pokljuka, Slovenia. The Swedes have been shut out of the medals the past two events after Svetlana Sleptsova of Russia won her second straight World Cup.
Sleptsova leads Russian sweep POSTED: Dec 19, 6:24a ET | UPDATED: Dec 19, 10:55a ET By Associated Press Dominated by the Scandinavian nations in this early part of the season, the women's side of the World Cup had its first Russian win an individual title as Svetlana Sleptsova took the women's sprint in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
Sumann ends Norwegian streak POSTED: Dec 17, 10:29a ET | UPDATED: Dec 17, 12:43p ET By Associated Press Austria's Christoph Sumann won his first World Cup title of the season with a victory in the men's 20km individual race.
Sweden goes 1-2 in women's 15km POSTED: Dec 17, 8:09a ET | UPDATED: Dec 17, 12:45p ET By Associated Press Helena Jonsson extended her overall World Cup lead over Swedish compatriot Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek to 43 points following her 15km individual race victory in Slovenia.
Russia edges France in women's relay POSTED: Dec 13, 7:24a ET | UPDATED: Dec 13, 10:10a ET By Associated Press After second- and third-place finishes in the women's individual race, Russia completed its podium set on the final day of the Hochfilzen World Cup thanks to a 4x6km relay victory.
Norwegian flies to pursuit victory POSTED: Dec 12, 9:28a ET | UPDATED: Dec 12, 9:51a ET By Universal Sports A late charge by Ole Einar Bjoerndalen wasn't enough to derail compatriot Emil Hegle Svendsen from winning his second World Cup of the season.
Jonsson scores second Cup win POSTED: Dec 12, 6:48a ET | UPDATED: Dec 12, 10:22a ET By Associated Press Defending World Cup champion Helena Jonsson extended her lead as this year's world No. 1 thanks to a pursuit crown won in Austria.
Scandinavians sprint to victories POSTED: Dec 11, 1:32p ET | UPDATED: Dec 11, 1:55p ET Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Sweden's Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek rode mistake-free shooting performances to victories in Friday's World Cup sprint events in Hochfilzen, Austria. Tim Burke had the best U.S. result, with a 20th-place finish.
France holds on in team relay POSTED: Dec 6, 1:10p ET | UPDATED: Dec 6, 5:06p ET By Associated Press Down 15 seconds to Russia, Martin Fourcade led a French comeback in the first World Cup relay of the season while holding off a charging Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway.