LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Evgeny Ustyugov is set to be stripped of a second Olympic biathlon gold medal after the Russian lost a doping case, the sport's anti-doping body said...
GENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic biathlon champion Olga Zaitseva lost her appeal Thursday against disqualification from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for her part in Russia’s state-backed doping...
SEATTLE (AP) — This year started with so much promise.
I spent two weeks in January competing in biathlon races in Seefeld, Austria, during the Winter World Masters Games 2020, winning...
VIENNA (AP) — Four-time Olympic biathlon medalist Dominik Landertinger of Austria retired Monday at the age of 32.
Landertinger said on the Austrian Ski Federation’s website that he retired...
PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains will serve as the eastern education and training center for US Biathlon.
ANTERSELVA, Italy (AP) — Italian police carried out a dawn anti-doping raid on the Russia team's hotel at the biathlon world championships on Saturday.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following a new doping ban for a leading athlete.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah event straight out of the Old West is attracting more people with its mountain-man appeal, organizers said.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Norwegian Biathlon Association says Halvard Hanevold who won three gold, two silver and one bronze medal across five Winter Olympics, has died. He was 49.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Olympian Clare Egan says she isn't ready to retire from biathlon after a third-place finish in the final race of the World Cup season in Oslo, Norway.
The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television.
MOSCOW (AP) — Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Shipulin, 31, told a news conference in Moscow that he decided to retire after he was barred from the Winter Olympics earlier this year. He is one of scores of Russian athletes banned from competing for being part of Russia's state-sponsored doping program at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Shipulin won a gold medal in Sochi's biathlon relay race.
MOSCOW (AP) — The International Biathlon Union says it's prosecuting doping charges against four Russians, two of them Olympic gold medalists.
The four include Evgeny Ustyugov, who won the Olympic mass start event in 2010 in Vancouver and the men's relay in 2014 in Sochi, when Russia hosted the games and is accused of operating a vast doping scheme.
Also on the list is the 2010 Olympic women's relay champion Svetlana Sleptsova, along with Alexander Pechyonkin and Alexander Chernyshov.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Nine biathletes from Kazakhstan were suspended on Thursday on suspicion of doping, including the country's entire women's Olympic team.
The International Biathlon Union said the cases "are based on criminal investigations in Austria and Italy."
Austrian police raided the Kazakhstan team's hotel at the 2017 world championships after medical equipment and team credentials were found in the garbage, but they were allowed to compete then after passing doping tests.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney and Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters have been selected Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.
South African track star Caster Semenya received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the Salute to Women in Sports.
Rooney made the winning save in the gold-medal shootout against Canada at the Olympics in South Korea. The victory ended Canada's streak of four straight Olympic women's hockey titles.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has cut all financial payments to biathlon's governing body following a bribery and doping scandal.
The IOC says it won't pay the International Biathlon Union until it elects a new president, reforms its anti-doping procedures and reports on how it's investigating past Russian doping cases.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian biathlete who competed at the Sochi Olympics has been banned for two years for doping.
The International Biathlon Union says Ekaterina Glazyrina used a banned substance. The decision follows an investigation based on the McLaren report into Russian doping and cover-ups.
All of Glazyrina's results from 2013 will be erased, suggesting the offense occurred in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, where Russia is accused of widespread doping.
The longtime president of the International Biathlon Union stepped down Thursday as Austrian prosecutors investigate the organization for possible doping offenses, fraud and corruption.
Police raided the IBU's headquarters in Salzburg on Tuesday on a tipoff that Russian doping cases had been covered up in return for bribes.
Prosecutors said the alleged wrongdoing covered a period from 2012 until the February 2017 world championships in Austria — much more recent than most Russian doping scandals.
Biathlon's governing body was raided by Austrian police on Wednesday in an operation that officials said was linked to a doping investigation.
The World Anti-Doping Agency said the raid of the International Biathlon Union's headquarters in Salzburg was part of a wider investigation into the IBU by law enforcement in Austria and Norway. WADA told The Associated Press in an e-mailed statement that "the issue is linked to doping."
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen, a four-time Olympic champion, has retired from the sport.
Svendsen won individual and relay gold at the 2010 Olympics, and mass start and mixed relay gold in 2014. At this year's Pyeongchang Olympics, he won two silver medals and a bronze.
In comments reported by Norwegian broadcaster NRK, the 32-year-old Svendsen says it's "actually a huge pleasure" to retire.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history with 13 medals, has retired from the sport.
Nicknamed "The King of Biathlon," the 44-year-old Bjoerndalen competed at six Olympics. Of his 13 medals, eight were gold. He also won 45 world championship medals.
"My motivation is unstoppable," Bjoerndalen was quoted as saying by the International Biathlon Union. "I would like to take a few more years, but this is the last season."
TYUMEN, Russia (AP) — Kaisa Makarainen of Finland won the women's biathlon World Cup for the third time in her career on Sunday after a dramatic finish to the final race of the season.
Makarainen took the title by only three points with a sixth-place finish in Sunday's 12.5-kilometer mass start event. Her main title rival, Anastasia Kuzmina of Slovakia, was 11th after taking a penalty on her final shooting stage.
TYUMEN, Russia (AP) — Anastasia Kuzmina won the biathlon World Cup sprint title despite a 12th-place finish in Friday's race which cut her lead in the overall standings.
The Slovakian missed three shots as she finished more than a minute off the pace of race winner and overall title contender Darya Domracheva of Belarus.
Domracheva took the win by 1.2 seconds from Kaisa Makarainen of Finland, while Tiril Eckhoff of Norway was third.
TYUMEN, Russia (AP) — Martin Fourcade won the biathlon World Cup sprint title for the seventh straight year after a victory in Thursday's race.
The Frenchman went into the race trailing Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway by 31 points, but he ended up winning the title by two points.
Fourcade was clean at both shooting stages and beat French teammate Simon Desthieux by 33.2 seconds in Thursday's sprint race. Fredrik Lindstroem of Sweden was third.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States biathlon team has announced it will boycott the final IBU World Cup meet in Russia next month.
The U.S. athletes released a statement Saturday saying that the International Biathlon Union's recent decision to move forward with the March 22-25 event in Tyumen, Russia— despite a recent doping scandal in that country — is "completely unacceptable."
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As Fredrik Lindstroem cruised to the finish line to secure gold for Sweden in the men's biathlon relay Friday night, the stadium announcer at the Alpensia Biathlon Center belted out "the king is on fire!"
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf was in the stadium screaming and shouting as the Swedes crossed in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 16.5 seconds — more than 55 seconds ahead of Norway at the Pyongchang Olympics. Germany took bronze.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition over her training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Day 14 of the Pyeongchang Olympics, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the games.
In other highlights Friday, Germany upset Canada 4-3 in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament and will face off against the Russians for gold.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Darya Domracheva grabbed the Belarusian flag and headed to the finish line looking to celebrate her team's gold-winning performance in the 4x6-kilometer relay.
Then a funny thing happened.
A huge gust of wind whipped the red and green flag from the pole she was carrying in her hands and landed way behind her in the snow. Domracheva looked back at the flag as she crossed the line and couldn't help but laugh.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled their way to Olympic gold in ice dancing on Day 11 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in history.
Martin Fourcade produced a milestone performance, too, becoming the first athlete to win three gold medals in Pyeongchang when he anchored France to a first-place finish in the biathlon mixed relay.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nobody in French history has won more Olympic gold medals than Martin Fourcade. Nobody has won more gold medals so far at the Pyeongchang Winter Games than the French biathlete.
Yet Fourcade refused to make the night about himself despite anchoring France to a come-from-behind victory Tuesday in the biathlon mixed relay. It was his third gold medal in Pyeongchang, and the fifth in his decorated career.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The king is not dead, he's just testing skis and being the best cheerleader he can be for his wife.
It wasn't by choice, mind you.
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who is known in his sport as the "king of the biathlon," would rather be participating in the Pyeongchang Games than watching them.
The Norwegian legend who has won 13 medals in the Winter Games — more than any man in history — didn't qualify for his seventh Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men's free skate.
Meanwhile, Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stunned everyone, including herself, by winning the gold in the women's super-G.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Martin Fourcade's rare collapse on the final shoot of the 20-kilometer individual race handed Norwegian rival Johannes Thingnes Boe his first Olympic gold medal in biathlon on Thursday.
Fourcade, the world's top-ranked biathlete and already a gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Games, shockingly missed his final two targets.
"That was like a gift," Boe said. "Even if he had only missed one of the last two shots he would have been the winner."
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier's pursuit of history will have to wait a day.
The 24-year-old biathlete is on the verge of becoming the first female German since the country's unification in 1990 to win three gold medals at a single Olympics, winter or summer.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men's slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.
Kicking off the second day of full events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 17-year-old snowboarder won the United States' first gold medal of the games.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The two-man race between Martin Fourcade and Johannes Thingnes Boe for Olympic gold never materialized.
They've pretty much become the Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte of the biathlon — only they have skis and rifles instead of Speedos and swim caps.
So when neither landed on the medal podium Sunday at the Pyeongchang Games, it sent shockwaves through the biathlon world.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier was laying on the frozen ground at the Olympics, blocking out the glare of the lights from above, blocking out the bitter 10-degree temperature and the gusts of wind, and fired five shots from her .22-caliber small-bore rifle at a target 50 meters away.
The German biathlete hit all five of the silver dollar-sized targets, then tossed the gun on her back and strode off on her skis against the backdrop of a night sky.
Martin Fourcade regularly gives away his World Cup biathlon medals to fans after races.
But don't expect France's star biathlete to give away any bronze, silver or gold hardware that he wins at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Olympic great Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has failed to make Norway's biathlon team for the Pyeongchang Games, missing out on a chance to compete at his seventh Olympics.
With 13 medals, including eight gold, Bjoerndalen is the most decorated Winter Olympian in history.
Tore Ovrebo, the head of sports at the Norwegian Olympic committee, says Bjoerndalen "unfortunately" failed to meet the qualification standard.
RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe ended Martin Fourcade's biathlon World Cup-winning streak and Kaisa Makarainen claimed her first win of the season in mass start races on Sunday.
RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier took Germany to victory in the women's 4x6-kilometer relay at a biathlon World Cup on Saturday.
Germany was fourth and 24.4 seconds behind Switzerland when Dahlmeier started but she made her move with around 600 meters to go and overtook Italy's Federica Sanfilippo to seal the win.
PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time biathlon world champion Gabriela Koukalova has been ruled out of next month's Pyeongchang Olympics.
The Czech Biathlon Union says Koukalova won't recover in time from a calf problem that has kept her out of World Cup events so far this season.
Koukalova says "I tried my best to return" in time for the Olympics, but "unfortunately, I could not train as I had hoped. I'm very disappointed."
RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe sealed Norway's win ahead of France in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay at a biathlon World Cup on Friday.
Boe overtook Antonin Guigonnat of France and Anton Shipulin of Russia and carved out a big lead after shooting cleanly in prone. He needed two spares in standing shooting before sealing the win, 24.9 seconds ahead of France.
RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Italian biathlete Dorothea Wierer shot cleanly to win the women's 15-kilometer individual race for her first World Cup win of the season on Thursday.
Wierer finished in 41 minutes, 29.0 seconds, beating Kaisa Makarainen of Finland - who missed one target - by 12.7 seconds and Rosanna Crawford of Canada by 21.2.
Crawford also shot cleanly as she claimed her first ever podium place.
"Not something I was really expecting this season," the Canadian said.
OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Justine Braisaz helped France to upset favorite Germany in the women's team relay, while Sweden claimed its first win since 2009 in the men's competition at a biathlon World Cup on Sunday.
Braisaz followed teammates Anais Bescond, Anais Chevalier and Celia Aymonier as they completed the 4x6-kilometer course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 42.4 seconds, beating the German team of Vanessa Hinz, Denise Herrmann, Franziska Preuss and Maren Hammerschmidt by 32.4 seconds.
OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Anastasiya Kuzmina and Martin Fourcade extended their overall biathlon World Cup leads after winning pursuit races on Saturday.
Two-time Olympic champion Kuzmina, who won the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint on Thursday, followed up by winning the 10-kilometer pursuit in 30 minutes, 49.5 seconds despite two missed targets. The Slovak beat Italy's Dorothea Wierer by 1:04.4 and Ukraine's Vita Semerenko by 1:10.2. Both Wierer and Semerenko shot cleanly.
OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Anastasiya Kuzmina won the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint at a biathlon World Cup for her third victory of the season on Thursday.
The Slovak missed one target in prone shooting and completed the course in 22 minutes, 23.7 seconds. Kuzmina was 35.4 ahead of Kaisa Makarainen of Finland and 40.1 in front of Czech Veronika Vitkova, with both of them also missing one target, Makarainen while standing.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin has been disqualified from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics for failing a doping retest.
The International Biathlon Union says the IOC disciplinary commission has stripped Gregorin of her results in all five events she competed in, which included a fifth-place finish in the 12.5-kilometer mass start.