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Pre-Eurpoean Season Preparation Camp
see link below;
2015 Version 5 GYC Pre European Season Preparation Camp
2016 European Camp - Livigno, Italy
Expressions of Interest now open for the Australian Biathlon 2016 European Camp, 4-17 January 2016 at Livigno, Italy.
Athlete EOI details below;
2016 AB Camp EuropeV4
Coaching EOI details below;
2016 AB Coach Camp EuropeV3
New IBU points system
The IBU is bringing a new qualifying points system for 2015/16.
Here are some Qualifying Points FAQ:
1. How was this list made? This list was created by scoring the competitions during the 2013-2014 season and the first trimester of the 2014-2015 season. The best three point scores were averaged from trimesters 2 and 3 from the 2013-14 season and trimester 1 from the 2014-2015 season. This is how the point list will be produced after each trimester.
2. What if an athlete has less than three point scoring races in the three trimester period? If an athlete has only two point scores then a 10% penalty is given for their ranking list points. If an athlete has only one point score then a 20% penalty is given for the ranking list points.
3. Why do some athletes have 0.00 points? Athletes who win a WC, WCH or OWG competition earn 0.00 points for that race. Athletes who have three wins over the three trimester scoring period will therefore have zero points.
4. When will the IBU Qualifying Points List be updated next? The qualifying points list will be updated at the end of each trimester and posted to the IBU Members Center. 5. When will the new qualification system enter into force? The new qualification, quota and wild card system will be in force for the 2015-2016 season. The qualifying points list will be based on the results of all three trimeters from the 2014-2015 season.
An article by Aust Sports Commission Simon Holingsworth;
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Check out our new FAQ sheet on the IBU and associated event information;
FAQs- 11 Nov 2014 v1
Australian Biathlon is pleased to announce the members of our new Athletes' Commission. The Commission has been established to allow a representative group of athletes to provide recommendations and feedback on matters relevant to athletes, for promotion to sponsors, and to facilitate and promote high standards of sportsmanship, ethical performance and integrity at all levels of competition.The Athletes' Commission members, and their representative groups, are:
IBU Delegate Executive Summary 4 Apr 15
for new or aspiring biathletes now available
Australian Biathlon Handbook April 2014
australian biathlon travel to europe hand bookv6 12 april 14
WADA 2015 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2015 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2015.
It is important to familiarise yourself with the List to ensure you are ready for the change. Download document below;
2015 WADA Prohibited List
Anti-Doping News Article
Kim Crow - ASADA Senate Hearing - Media Release
The 2014 Australian Biathlon Championships event were held on 2 and 3 August.Saturday's Individual and Sunday's Sprint were held in sunny conditions, and continued the best snow season in many years.Winners of the blue ribbon Open Category on both days were Damon Morton (Men) from Marlo, VIC and Jillian Colebourn (Women) from Sydney, NSW.Full results on the Race Results page.Congratulations to all participants, who ranged in aged from 70+ down to below 10, for our Larsen Laser Event competitors!
On Saturday 19 July, the Victorian Championship Sprint event was held at Whiskey Flat Range, Mt Hotham.
Snow conditions were the best in many years and with the sun shining and temperature rising to 1 degree C, conditions were perfect for competitors, officials and spectators.
There were two race starts, with most of those aged over 18 in the first race group, with others following in the second group.
Winner of the blue ribbon Men's Open was Damon Morton, with Giles Richardson taking the silver and Hamish McLean the bronze.
In the blue ribbon Women's Open, sole participant Irene Dunn took the gold.
Australian Biathlon has been thrilled to host visiting International Biathlon Union official Coach Ubaldo Prucker. Coach Prucker is one of the founding members of the IBU and was the official responsible for running biathlon at both the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the 2013 Winter University Games. Coach Prucker has been conducting a review to assist Australian Biathlon with our long term development. After presenting participants with their medals, Coach Prucker very kindly ran a skiing clinic, for participants and coaches alike. Here he is pictured with our youngest participant, Nicholas Wilkinson, who took part in the Mens Under 9 laser class.
Australian Biathlon at the AOC AGM Events, May 2014
The AOC hosted a Welcome Home cocktail function for our Sochi Olympic Athletes at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the Rocks, Sydney on 9 May 2014. In attendance were Australian Biathlon’s 2014 Olympians, Alex Almoukov and Lucy Glanville together with their coach, Nick Almoukov. The Prime Minister, Tony Abbot presented each returning athlete with a memento, a pin of the Olympic torch with the unmistakable logo of the 5 rings. Our Olympic Team together with Committee Member, Mrs Genevieve Yan-Colebourn met dignitaries including Mr John Coates AC, President AOC and Mr Glenn Tasker, President Australian Paralympics Committee.
ABA’s President, Dr Grant Flanagan and Committee Member, Mrs Genevieve Yan-Colebourn attended the important 2014 AOC AGM on 10 May 2014, learning important initiatives which AB will implement in the forthcoming year.
Melbourne Regional Summer Biathlon ABA Series 1_2014
British Champs News Report from Bob Schouten
British Biathlon Champs - ABA News Article February 2014 (2)
New ABA "Hoodies" are now available - see order form below
AUS Biathlon Hoodie Order form 2014
JOHN COATES IOC TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS
New athletes committee: -
IBU Press Release March 2014
New ABA publication to assist with travelling to Europe for a Biathlon event;
Latest info on Anti-Doping
D II b IBU21052014_2014-02 - Lillehammer 2016 - Qualification System - Draft 7 - Biathlon - Cleaned since CC - ENG
An introductory guide to the Biathlon World Cup - click below for link;
JOHN COATES CALLS ON ATHLETES TO SIGN STAT DEC ON DOPING RELEASE NOV 2012
Article on Alex Lewis:-
Snow Temp XC Skiing img-216121951-0001
Dry Fire Training Jun 11
Recommended reading on shooting May 2011
AUS Biathlon Mid-Season Bulletin July 2012
AUS Biathlon News July 2012
AUS Biathlon News May 2012-final
Aust Biathlon News Apr 12
AUS Biathlon News Mar 2012
Archive - 2011
20th December 2011
Results from 1st trimester - IBU & World Cup teams
WC IBU CUP Tri 1
Aust Biathlon Dec Bulletin 2011
Aust Biathlon Summer Bulletin Jan 2011
The Road to Biathlon World Youth- Eisenerz
The Road to Biathlon World Youth- obertilliach 1
The Road to Biathlon World Youth- obertilliach sprint 2
The Road to Biathlon World Youth- valdidentro
2011 Winter Europe & Canada
10 K Sprint Mens Results
12.5 K Pursuit Mens Results
20 K Individual results
University Games - Turkey Jan-Feb 2011
2011 Uni Games Rept
Newsletters - archive
Recent article by Paul Connor
Recent story in NSW Shooter Magazine
Final European season report
Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010
Congratulations to Alex Almoukov for making Olympic selection. The Russian-born athlete has been travelling throughout Europe for months competing on the World Cup circuit along with teammate Mark Raymond for the one spot Australia hoped to be allocated. Almoukov had the over all better results so the anxious wait for a quota allocation from the international federation is now over. We wish Alex continued success in Canada and will post more news as it happens.
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Well done "Raymsey"
Mark Raymond has made us all proud with his many years of dedication and training in biathlon. Mark and Alex have been training hard over the last few months for a shot at the top spot however Mark's results did not quite pull through in this highly competitive sport. Mark is well known on the circuit and has helped many other athletes along the way. He is a true Gentleman and Sportsman and we look forward to catching up with him when he returns to Aus.
World Juniors - Torsby Sweden
Latest news from Toni Hulme and Nick Almoukov
World Masters Winter Games
Irene Dunn has won Gold for Australia at the World Masters Winter Games in the 7.5 km Biathlon Individual event at Pokljuka, Slovenia in the BF3 (40-44 year) category. Irene’s Gold is the first for an Australian Woman biathlete at a World Masters Championship Event. The next race is the Sprint this Friday for both Men and Women.
Latest Reports from Paul Connor
ABA Media Release 20 Dec 09
ABA Media Release Dec-09
Latest Reports from Cameron Morton
The Canadian Season Report by Cameron Morton
Canada Race Report Saturday 2nd January 2010
NSW Juniors Achieve Some Great Results in Canmore
Latest Reports from Nick Almoukov
Reports from Nick Almoukov 6-12-09
Latest reports from Geoff Harmer
Report from Geoff Harmer-Ridnaun-09
New 2008-2009 Reports (From Australia & Overseas)
World Cup Team report#1
World Cup Team report#2
World Juniors in Canada
Year Round Biathlon at Wangaratta:
Anyone wishing to watch the Summer World Biathlon Championships on the internet – LIVE - can now do so by going to www.biathlonworld.com. For more information: Outline Offering Summer Biathlon.