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Stadium Biathlon

Post by trotro » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:53 am

Not a new thing but are indoor biathlon competitions an aberration?

https://youtu.be/Bowf5lvzxuM

Domracheva and Bjoerndalen were competing in what is probably their last competition. Worth watching the end, in any case for a sporting gesture.

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Re: Stadium Biathlon

Post by jt10000 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:04 am

I was just watching this - very cool.

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Re: Stadium Biathlon

Post by dcpattie » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:28 pm

Awesome. They could do this in the new Minnesota Vikings stadium!
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Re: Stadium Biathlon

Post by Neuro » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:20 am

Almost 50 000 people for an indoor sporting event is crazy on any scale, but biathlon is simply one of the most popular sports in Germany, almost on par with Formula 1 as the second biggest after football I believe. But it's the same in other countries. TV viewing figures are very impressive all over.

It was quite moving to see Bjørndalen for the last time at full tilt and nice to see him doing well, except ski form but he had been sick right before the event. Very sporting gesture by Doll to let him get on the podium.

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