World Cup biathlon

Schempp and Hofer Win Antholz Sprint in Rare Tie, Green Skis to Best-Ever Eighth

Simon Schempp and Lukas Hofer looked pretty chummy after the finish men’s 10 k sprint at the World Cup in Antholz, Italy this Friday. Maybe their laughter was a product of their relief of finishing a challengingly slow course, or maybe it was that both of them were on the podium for the first time this season. More likely, however, it was the fact they both sat atop that podium in a rare tie for first place having skied the 10 k in 22:44.9.

Soon it begins. On Tuesday I will be traveling to Sweden to start another winter of World Cup biathlon racing. It means four months living out of a duffel bag and braving airports almost every week… The thrill of putting on a race bib and standing on a start line in front of TV cameras [...]

Antholz, Italy – Tim Burke (USA) finished 29th today in the 20km individual start biathlon race.  Burke finished 4:14 behind winner Serguei Sednev (UKR) who had a perfect day on the range. Burke skied well, posting the 6th fastest ski time, but he did not back that performance with his shooting.  He had five total misses, the most of anyone in the top-30. He did score 12 World Cup points, and make up ground in...

This morning in Oestersund, Sweden, Tim Burke proved that his podium performance on Thursday was no fluke by racing to another podium finish in the second of two individual World Cup Biathlon races.    For Burke, whose second place finish in Thursday’s 20km race was one of the top finishes in US biathlon history, this weekend will combine to be a historic set of races for both Burke and the team. Ole Einer Bjoerndalen of Norway took first by...