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The sport’s governing body joins a UN campaign to fight climate change, and save Biathlon too. ***   Östersund, Sweden markets itself as Vinterstaden (The Winter City), a reputation it earned a century ago when the Nordic Games – the precursor to our modern Winter Olympics – were moved there from snowless Stockholm in 1905 and 1913. The International Biathlon Union (IBU) routinely puts Östersund at the very beginning of its world cup calendar, as...

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A World Championship. A career-best result. For Joanne Reid of the US Biathlon team in Östersund, Sweden, the recently concluded IBU World Championships were a highlight. It was a fine series of races for the twenty-six year old last week — it was a great moment for her to rise and shine. Out of 93 starters, she placed 15th in the 7.5 k sprint. She followed that result several days later with a 10th overall...