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Norwegian Women: Eckhoffs Lead the Way

New Coach: Similar Program with Long-term Focus

Stian Eckhoff moved into the Women’s Head Coach position for Norway when his colleague Egil Gjelland shifted over to the Men’s Head Coach job. Ironically, as he moved to the top coaching spot, his sister, Tiril moved into the top spot as the best Norwegian woman after her sterling Olympic performances. Her two Bronze medals in the mass start and women’s relay plus the Gold medal in the mixed relay and a sparkling personality made her a media favorite.

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Ukraine Preview: Valj Semerenko Interview

Still Focused on Season-long Success

The Sochi Olympic Winter Games brought the Ukrainian women’s team unprecedented success, with Vita Semerenko’s sprint Bronze, followed on the Games’ penultimate day with the 4 X 6K relay Gold medal. The Relay Gold was Ukraine’s first Olympic biathlon Gold medal ever. The Relay Gold fulfilled the promise that the team had showed for several seasons, with World Cup podiums, a Silver medal at the 2013 IBU WCH, but never a win on the sport’s biggest stage.

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“Best in Sochi 2014” Honor to Björndalen

“My Greatest Award Ever”

Norway’s 2014 Olympic Sprint Gold medalist Ole Einar Björndalen was honored today in Bangkok, Thailand as the Best Male Performer at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. This honor was presented at the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) assembly, which represents 204 NOCS. The ceremony was broadcast in 25 countries and had over 1200 journalists in attendance. Greatest Award

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