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Feb 14, 2014

Cologna wins as Norway slump again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – With Petter Northug nowhere to be seen, compatriot Martin Johnsrud Sundby was expected to restore Norwegian pride in the Olympic cross-country skiing, but it was Swiss Dario Cologna who claimed gold in the 15km classic on Friday.

Cologna, who also won last Sunday’s skiathlon, dominated a race again held in very warm conditions at the Laura Biathlon and Cross-Country Complex as Sundby finished 13th.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Cross country-Cologna wins as Norway slump again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – With Petter Northug nowhere to be seen, compatriot Martin Johnsrud Sundby was expected to restore Norwegian pride in the Olympic cross-country skiing, but it was Swiss Dario Cologna who claimed gold in the 15km classic on Friday.

Cologna, who also won last Sunday’s skiathlon, dominated a race again held in very warm conditions at the Laura Biathlon and Cross-Country Complex as Sundby finished 13th.

Feb 13, 2014

Fourcade claims second Sochi gold – eyes more

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – France’s Martin Fourcade stamped his authority on the Olympic biathlon when he earned his second gold medal of the Sochi Winter Games by winning the 20km individual title on Thursday.

Fourcade, who won the 12.5km pursuit on Monday, made one mistake on the shooting range but was too fast on the skis for his rivals, quickly wiping out his one-minute penalty.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon-Fourcade claims second Sochi gold – eyes more

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – France’s Martin Fourcade stamped his authority on the Olympic biathlon when he earned his second gold medal of the Sochi Winter Games by winning the 20km individual title on Thursday.

Fourcade, who won the 12.5km pursuit on Monday, made one mistake on the shooting range but was too fast on the skis for his rivals, quickly wiping out his one-minute penalty.

Feb 13, 2014

Kowalczyk back to form with 10km win

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk signaled her return to top form when she powered to an impressive victory in the Olympic women’s cross-country 10km classic on Thursday.

Kowalczyk, who sat out of the sprint event to nurse a foot injury, made a strong start and clocked the best times at all three intermediate checkpoints to finish in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Cross country-Kowalczyk back to form with 10km win

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk signalled her return to top form when she powered to an impressive victory in the Olympic women’s cross-country 10km classic on Thursday.

Kowalczyk, who sat out of the sprint event to nurse a foot injury, made a strong start and clocked the best times at all three intermediate checkpoints to finish in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds.

Feb 12, 2014

Skis sink Lamy-Chappuis after mushy ordeal

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Jason Lamy-Chappuis, one of the top cross-country skiers on the Nordic Combined circuit, surrendered his Olympic normal hill title on Wednesday after his choice of skis did not give him the performance he was looking for on the course’s slushy snow.

The Frenchman, who after the jump section started the cross-country leg 31 seconds behind leader and eventual winner Eric Frenzel of Germany, ended a miserable 35th, 2:37 off the pace.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Nordic Combined-Skis sink Lamy-Chappuis after mushy ordeal

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Jason Lamy-Chappuis, one of the top cross-country skiers on the Nordic Combined circuit, surrendered his Olympic normal hill title on Wednesday after his choice of skis did not give him the performance he was looking for on the course’s slushy snow.

The Frenchman, who after the jump section started the cross-country leg 31 seconds behind leader and eventual winner Eric Frenzel of Germany, ended a miserable 35th, 2:37 off the pace.

Feb 11, 2014

Domracheva thrashes rivals to win pursuit

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva became the first woman from Belarus to win an Olympic gold medal at a Winter Games when she powered to victory in impressive fashion in the biathlon 10km pursuit on Tuesday.

Domracheva, who won bronze in the individual event at the Vancouver Olympics, quickly made up a 32-second deficit at the start and never looked back, shooting an almost perfect 19 out of 20.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon-Domracheva thrashes rivals to win pursuit

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva became the first woman from Belarus to win an Olympic gold medal at a Winter Games when she powered to victory in impressive fashion in the biathlon 10km pursuit on Tuesday.

Domracheva, who won bronze in the individual event at the Vancouver Olympics, quickly made up a 32-second deficit at the start and never looked back, shooting an almost perfect 19 out of 20.

    • About Julien

      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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