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At the top of the starting field in the International Biathlon Union (IBU) men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit in Pokljuka, Slovenia, a large part of the race on Saturday was determined by two pairs skiing and shooting in almost perfect synchrony together: France’s Martin Fourcade with Russia’s Anton Shipulin, and the two Norwegians Emil Hegle Svendsen and Johannes Thingnes Bø. For the first three shooting stages, all four athletes shot clean and fast, with Shipulin able to close the...

In the final biathlon World Cup before the Olympics, Canadian biathletes Zina Kocher and Brendan Green showed strong form by both placing 14th in the IBU World Cup pursuit in Antholz, Italy.   There were no U.S. finishers.   Only two U.S. biathletes qualified for yesterday’s pursuit -Tim Burke in 31st and Haley Johnson in 59th – but Burke did not start the pursuit race and Haley Johnson did not finish.  The U.S. biathletes have cited travel and race exhaustion as reasons to take this...