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Alpine Skiing – What are its origins and in what it consists?

The first alpine skiing competition, as recognised by the international regulatory body (FIS) took place in Oslo, Norway, around the 1850s. This first event was the one that is more aggressive and faster of all alpine skiing events: ‘The Downhill’ Alpine skiing emerged as an evolution from cross-country skiing (check our earlier post about ´Nordic Combined’ to see

Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Women’s Mass Start: Berger Regains her Form!

Under heavy fog that made shooting rather hard, Biathlon’ s World Cup 3 came to an end a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia with the women’s Mass Start race. Biathlon’s Mass Start Event – What is it and what matters most? Word Cup overall leader – Tora Berger – won the race although missing 2 shots

Women’s Giant Slalom World Cup 4 – Amazing MAZE: 4 Races, 4 Wins !

Slovenian Tina Maze won the Giant Slalom that just finished a few moments ago in Courchevel, France. Her aggregated time of both runs was 2:16:84,  0.22 tenths of a second less than 2nd best. With this win Maze has won all the 4 Giant Slalom held till now. This week’s winter sports has been great for a small and wonderful

Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Men’s Mass Start: Andreas Birnbacher Rules! Fak Well Done Again!

Men’s Mass Start just finished a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia. German Andreas Birnbacher came back to his top form and won the mass start with a perfect 20/20 shots. And he his also a fast skier. See how he beat Martin Fourcade in last week’s sprint event just by 4 tenths of a second!

Giant Slalom – Men and Women Final: Tina Maze and Ted Ligety Win Run 1

Slovenian Tina Maze won run 1 of Giant Slalom that just finished a few moments ago in Courchevel, France. Maze won the 3 Giant Slalom events held till now and is preparing to take win number 4 out of 4 since she will start run 2 – to be held in today in about an hour –

Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Women’s Pursuit: Gossner Rules, Germany!

Round 3 of women’s Pursuit just finished a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Miriam Gossner that started the pursuit in second won the race although missing 5 shots. Gabriela Soukolova – Czech Republic – although recording a perfect 20 out of 20 shots was 2nd and climbed also to 2nd in the Word Cup overall

Downhill Val Gardena (Italy): USA’s Steven Nyman Speeds Faster than all!

In a thrilling finish after snow and visibility conditions improved, veteran skier Steven Nyman took the win with 1:28:82 in Val Gardena’s (Italy) Downhill (the 3rd of the 2012/2013 season) that just ended a few minutes ago. His previous best result was precisely a win in Val Gardena’s Downhill in late 2007. Rok Perko from Slovenia took

Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Men’s Pursuit: Svendsen Wins the Hunting Game!

Round 3 of men’s Pursuit just finished a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia. The race was disputed under rain and very harsh skiing conditions and was from start a battle of 2. Emil Egle Svendsen – Norway – won his first race of the season after starting 2nd (just 1 shot missed in the last standing position) and

Biathlon World Cup 3 Women’s Sprint: Gabriela Soukalova Wins!

Women’s sprint of World Cup 3 – Pokljuka, Slovenia – just finished a few moments ago. The race was held and very harsh and snowy conditions. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic) took the win (no shots missed) – the first of her career – with 22:09:8 with an advantage of just 2.1 seconds over Miriam Gossner that missed 2 shots (but

Biathlon – World Cup 3 Schedule and Previews (Pokljuka, Slovenia)

Biathlon’s World Cup 3 starts today at Pokljuka, Slovenia, with the men’s 10K sprint. The current World Cup leader Martin Fourcade will be one of the favourites but local man – Jakov Fak – will certainly do his best to win in his own grounds. Fak was the winner of the last World Cup race (Pursuit, Hochfilzen). Biathlon – Men Pursuit