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Posted December 6th, 2011 No Comments

Magdalena NeunerOver at GoNeuner.com we reported that the two-time biathlon Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner has decided to retire at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

The 24-year-old German says on her website “the time is right for a change” and that she wants to “try new things”. She believes big things are to come, and she eventually wants to settle down and start a family.

“The first World Cup weekend is behind me and now we look forward to Hochfilzen,” she said on her website. “Before the upcoming competitions though I have an important anouncementto make – I will finish my career as a biathlete when this season is over. This may be a shock and surprise to many of you and it was in no way an easy decision.

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Posted March 6th, 2011 No Comments

Petter_northugPetter Northug did it again and became the new world champion in 50 km Mass Start free.

The final competition of the world championships was a tactical battle witnessed by more than 100.000 spectators along the track, including myself.

Petter was once again the untouchable king on the long straight finishline and nobody could stop him from winning his 3rd gold medal in less than two weeks.

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Posted March 5th, 2011 No Comments

Therese_JohaugGratulerer med seieren, Therese!!

The young, talented, high-energy athlete from Dalsbygda won the 30 kilometers freestyle cross-country skiing world title for the first time on Saturday. “This is a dream come true” she said at Universitetsplassen in the heart of Oslo upon reception of her gold medal.

Therese also picked up a bronze medal in the 15km and a gold medal in the 4×5km relay. This has without a doubt been Therese’s best World Championships so far. Something tells me the best is yet to come :)

Posted March 5th, 2011 No Comments

Marit_Wins_Gold…not once, not twice, not three times but she has won gold 4 TIMES in the last two weeks. Simply amazing!

She won her first gold medal already on the first day of the world championships in the ladies 1.3km sprint.

Her second gold medal came a few days later in the ladies pursuit 7.5 km classic + 7.5 km free.

Last Monday she skied her way into the history books by winning her third individual gold medal for Norway in the same world championships. That was in the individual 10km classic.

Her fourth and last gold medal came in the ladies’ 4×5 km Relay Classic/Free.

She ended the world championships in Oslo with a silver medal in the 30km! What an excellent performance by an outstanding athlete. Marit is without a doubt the queen of the world championships.

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