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The most famous biathletes are Darya Domracheva, three-time Olympic champion, and Nadezhda Skardino, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

14.12.2017

Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts
Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts Who can tell about a child better than their mother? Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa Minina has told the Belarusian Biathlon Federation about her daughter's path to success in sport. About Dasha in childhood - She was very restless and mobile. Close friends of often called her a helicopter, because she could not sit still. While her peer, an unhurried boy, looked at something, she managed to run five times around him, bouncing around and doing something...

11.12.2017

Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon
Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon Belarus' No.1 tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, who occupies 73rd place in the WTA rating, was on vacation in Norway's Sjusjøen, where she tried herself in biathlon at the local stadium. In fact, there is nothing surprising in this hobby for Sabalenka, because her physical training coach is a well-known biathlete, three-time world champion Vadim Sashurin. - When Mr Sashurin said: "You will not hit the target", I hit three times in a row.

10.12.2017

Domracheva wins bronze in Hochfilze pursuit race
Domracheva wins bronze in Hochfilzen pursuit race Darya Domracheva is among the winners once again. The prominent Belarusian biathlonist has won bronze in the pursuit race in Austria’s Hochfilze. The day before Darya won gold in the sprint race; therefore, she began the pursuit race first. The Belarusian athlete shot pretty clearly; however, she missed only once. As a result, Darya came third. Anastasia Kuzmina from Slovakia came first and Kaisa Mäkäräinen from Finland came second.

09.12.2017

Darya Domracheva wins sprint in Hochfilzen
Darya Domracheva wins sprint in Hochfilzen Belarusian biathlonist Darya Domrachva has won gold in the sprint race of the second stage of the IBU World Cup Biathlon. It is the first victory of Darya after giving birth to her daughter.

05.12.2017

Three reasons why Domracheva failed start of 2017/18 season
Three reasons why Domracheva failed at start of 2017/18 season Belarusian journalist Ruslan Vasiliev explained the unsuccessful performance of Daria Domracheva at the first stage of the 2017/18 World Cup. "From the amateur point of view it seemed that the meteorological mess, and hence the problems for service groups, were least likely to appear on Friday. This is because during the women's sprint in Ostersund the frost, which was characteristic of the previous days of the Swedish stage, returned for a short time and had to last until the end of the race.

04.12.2017

Belarus' Darya Domracheva not going to Olympics 2022
Domracheva not going to Olympics 2022 Three-time Olympic champion Daria Domracheva will not perform at the Olympic Games in 2022, which will be held in Beijing, the ONT channel reports. The XXIV Winter Olympic Games will be held from 4 to 20 February in Beijing. "I do not think that I will go to the next Olympics in China as an athlete," Domracheva said.
Skardino, Domracheva sum up first World Cup 2017/18
Skardino, Domracheva sum up first World Cup 2017/18 The first stage of the World Cup biathlon, held in Swedish Ostersund, opened the Olympic season in a very peculiar way. Events on the shooting range caused mixed emotions of fans in Belarus. Belarus' shooter Nadezhda Skardino became the country's hope of this season after winning the individual event. However, Darya Domracheva's shape and ski problems caused sadness. Let alone poor capabilities of the Belarus' men's biathlon team. Three-time Olympic champion of 2014 had a lot of headache with her Rossignol skis.
Domracheva reads tales to daughter in Norwegian
Domracheva reads tales to daughter in Norwegian Daria Domracheva revealed some curious details about her family life. In an interview to the TV channel ONT the famous Belarusian biathlete admitted that she continues to learn the Norwegian language: "Now my knowledge of Norwegian is at the level of a two-year-old or three-year-old child. We read children's fairy tales [to daughter] in Norwegian."

30.11.2017

Norwegian expert Ole Kristian Stoltenberg names child in honor of Domracheva
Norwegian names child after Domracheva Norwegian biathlon expert Ole Kristian Stoltenberg explained why he named his daughter in honor of Daria Domracheva. "Domracheva is like a Bolshoi Theater ballet dancer, only on skis." "I always admired her movement technique. She "hovers" gracefully and easily. It feels like she does not touch snow. When our girl was born on September 15th, I did not doubt for a minute how to name her," Stoltenberg said.
Skardino criticizes Koukalová comments on Russian athletes
Skardino criticizes Koukalová comments on Russian athletes Belarusian biathlete Nadezhda Skardino shared her opinion about doping problems in the Russian national team. "It's very difficult for me to assess the entire situation - it sometimes seems to me some criminal detective. As if someone wrote a very good and interesting story in which it is impossible to predict the ending. But in general this is a very sad movie, bad. I would like it to end soon. I constantly communicate with girls from the Russian team, with the same Katya Yurlova, we once competed in St. Petersburg in one team.
Nadezhda Skardino wins her first individual race at IBU World Cups
Skardino: I am number two in Belarus biathlon team Biathlete Nadezhda Skardino from Belarus won gold in the individual 15 km race at the World Cup in Sweden's Ostersund. The Belarusian athlete passed the distance with the result of 42 minutes and 57.4 seconds. Skardino, being one of the best biathlon shooters of Belarus, did not allow a single penalty.  This victory was the first in Skardino's career in individual races at the World Cup stages.

28.11.2017

Domracheva about preparations for Pyeongchang 2018
Domracheva on preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva said she may skip one of the World Cups ahead of Pyeongchang 2018. "Perhaps I will have to miss one of the World Cups in order to better prepare for the 2018 Games. I can not yet say what this stage will exactly mean, but I do not exclude that we will make a decision with the coaches already in Hochfilzen. I plan to take part in all the races in Ostersund," said Domracheva.

27.11.2017

Domracheva: Ole and I live together with Belarus biathlon team
Domracheva: Ole and I live together with Belarus biathlon team On the eve of the mass start race in Sweden, Daria Domracheva gave a short interview to a correspondent of the Russian television channel Match TV. - Of course it's always cool to win, to be in the top three. But sometimes there are races when you can be pleased with your work, your race, despite not raising on the podium," said Domracheva. - All off-season you have worked separately from the national team. What will change with the beginning of the season?

20.11.2017

Nadezhda Skardino, Belarusian biathlete, in Sjusjøen
Is Domracheva ready for 2017-2018 biathlon season? In what mood is the Belarusian biathlon team now, ahead of the biathlon season 2017/2018? Östersund will host the first World Cup on November 26. Belarus biathlon team will start official training there on November 24. The biathlon season will open with two mixed relay races. Next up are individual races, sprints and the pursuit.  Belarus took part in the Norway Open Cup and the results are quite satisfying: Irina Krivko and Nadezhda Skardino took podium places having coped with shooting perfectly.

16.11.2017

Domracheva to compete in Norway Open Cup in Sjusjøen
Domracheva to compete in Norway Open Cup in Sjusjøen The women's and men's teams of Belarus will compete at the Open Cup of Norway, which will be held in Sjusjøen on November 18-19. Preliminary compositions of Belarusian teams have been published by Biathlon.online community. Women: Daria Domracheva, Nadezhda Skardino, Kristina Ilchenko, Irina Krivko, Nadezhda Pisareva, Daria Yurkevich and Anna Sola. Men: Dmitry Abashev, Vladimir Chepelin, Sergei Bocharnikov, Anton Smolsky, Roman Yeletnov, Maxim Vorobei and Alexander Dorozhko. Schedule:

10.11.2017

Sergei Dolidovich
Belarus biathlete wins 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze. In 2017 Belarusian skier Sergei Dolidovich will get the men's 50 km bronze of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi after Russians Aleksandr Legkov and Maxim Veligzhanin were disqualified. Despite the good news the athlete has wrote on his page on Facebook that he does not feel any particular emotions.

08.11.2017

Neuner expecting Domracheva's return
Neuner expecting Domracheva's successful return Two-time Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner said who will be able to compete with Laura Dahlmeier in the upcoming season. The distinguished German noted she would be interested in watching Belarusian Darya Domracheva, who returned to biathlon after childbirth. Q: Laura Dahlmeier is under considerable pressure after a great season. Can this pressure become too great?

05.11.2017

Darya Domracheva
Visa to support Darya Domracheva at 2018 Olympics The famous Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva will be a member of the Visa Team at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Visa has been a global partner of the Olympic Games for more than 30 years now. What is more, it has been supporting the Paralympic Games since 2003. Some 18 years ago the company founded a special program, which helps talented sportsmen from all over the world. The program helps these athletes in their successful performances at the Olympic Games.

01.11.2017

Belarus hopes for medals in biathlon and freestyle at 2018 Olympics
Belarus hopes for medals in biathlon and freestyle at 2018 Olympics Belarus hopes to win medals in biathlon and freestyle at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism, chief of the mission of the Belarusian team in the upcoming games Alexander Baraulia.

28.08.2017

Domracheva trains Minsk Half Marathon's Dream Team
Domracheva trains Minsk Half Marathon's Dream Team The traditional Minsk half marathon will be held on September 10. On August 24 the so-called Dream Team held another training session. The best Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva held a warm-up for the participants of the upcoming race.  It turned out to be very motivating.

19.06.2017

Tank biathlon near Minsk, Belarus: video The second tank biathlon in Belarus' history was held at the Stalin Line historical complex near Minsk. Teams on modern T-72 took part in the competitions. The crews showed shooting skills using the tanks' 125-mm cannons and machine guns, Along the way they also overcame a number of difficult obstacles like slides, ditches with water and even... cars! The spectacle gathered a huge number of spectators. In addition to tank competitions visitors could visit attractions and interactive zones.

06.03.2017

IBU World Cup in Pyeongchang ends with men’s and women’s relays
IBU World Cup in Pyeongchang ends with men’s and women’s relays IBU Biathlon World Cup in Pyeongchang ended with the men’s and women’s relays. The Belarusian biathletes were away from the podium. Belarusian women’s team of Nadezhda Skardino, Iryna Kryuko, Darya Yurkevich and Darya Domracheva took 10th place in the final standings (0+8). Beyond competition was the German women’s team. 2nd place went to Norway and 3rd to the Czech Republic. The Belarusian men’s biathlon team finished 15th (2+11), with France winning this competition. The 8th IBU World Cup will be held in Finland from 10th till 12th March.

27.02.2017

Second bronze for Belarus at Biathlon Junior World Championships
Second bronze for Belarus at Biathlon Junior World Championships Belarusian biathletes have won the second medal at the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia. The Belarus team of Kirill Tyurin, Ilya Ovsiyenko and Dmitry Lazovsky came in third in the relay race. Previously, Anton Smolski scooped bronze in the men's pursuit. The Biathlon Junior World Championships ends on February 28.
Belarusian Anton Smolski wins bronze at Biathlon Junior World Championships
Belarusian Anton Smolski wins bronze at Biathlon Junior World Championships The Belarusian biathlete Anton Smolski has won a bronze medal at the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia's Osrblie, the press service of the Belarusian biathlon federation reports. In the 12.5 km pursuit with four shooting ranges, he missed five times, but thanks to good speed he was able to stay in the top three, 27.4 seconds behind the winner. Russian Igor Malinovsky won the race with the result of 32 minutes. 39.8 sec. and four penalties.

20.02.2017

Children's biathlon competition Snow Sniper gathers about 170 athletes in Raubichi
Children's biathlon competition Snow Sniper gathers about 170 athletes near Minsk The Snow Sniper biathlon competition for kids was held in the sports complex Raubichi near Minsk on February 18-19. The children struck by the accuracy of shots, speed and beautiful skiing on the track. These are those guys who certainly dream of reaching the same heights as Domracheva and Skardino did. Maybe Snow Sniper, under the auspices of the President's Sports Club, will help grow new stars? Our correspondent Ilona Volynets has the story. This is the 10th "Snow Sniper" competition, which main aim is search for new sports talents.
Belarus takes 7th place at World Championship Biathlon 2017
Belarus takes 7th place at IBU World Championship Biathlon 2017 The Biathlon World Championships in the Austrian Hochfilzen came to an end. On the last competition day, biathletes were competing in women’s and men’s mass starts.  The German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier won a gold medal once again. The Belarusian biathlete Nadezhda Skardino became 16th and Darya Domracheva 19th. The gold medal in the men’s mass start went to Simon Schempp. Belarusian biathletes didn’t take part in this race. In the World Championships medal table, the German team got 1st place with 7 gold medals from the 11 possible.

17.02.2017

Darya Domracheva with Ole Einar Bjørndalen. Photo: BERIT ROALD, NTB SCANPIX
Superparents: Domracheva and Bjørndalen about each other in social networks On February 12, Darya Domracheva won a silver medal in the pursuit at the biathlon world championship in Austria, Hochfilzen, which became her first podium in the current season. The Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Darya’s husband, took a bronze that day. Photo: Reuters  Darya posted a photo on Instagram and sent congratulations to her husband.

13.02.2017

Belarus' Sergey Bocharnikov 40th in pursuit at biathlon worlds in Hochfilzen
Belarus' Sergey Bocharnikov 40th in pursuit at biathlon worlds in Hochfilzen Men's pursuit ended the competition program of another day at Biathlon World Championships 2017. French Martin Fourcade was equal to none and steered to gold. At four shooting ranges he missed only once. Norwegians Johannes Thinges Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen made him company on the podium. Belarus’ Sergey Bocharnikov did not hit three targets and became 40th in the final standings.
Belarusian Darya Domracheva wins World Championships silver after childbirth
Belarusian Darya Domracheva wins World Championships silver after childbirth Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva has won a silver medal in the pursuit at the Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen. Thus she showed the most impressive rise in pursuits at World Championships in 17 years, according to Sports.ru. As a result of an unsuccessful sprint the Belarusian started only 27th, trailing the leader by 1 minute 25 seconds, but still managed to climb to the podium.

08.02.2017

Domracheva in final Belarus squad for World Championship Biathlon
Domracheva in final Belarus squad for World Championship Biathlon Darya Domracheva has been included in the final squad of the Belarusian team at the World Championships Biathlon. The championship starts on February 9 in Austrian Hochfilzen. The women's team will also include Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Darya Yurkevich and Nadezhda Pisareva. The men's team is as follows: Vladimir Chepelin, Dmitry Abashev, Sergei Bocharnikov, Roman Eletnov and Maxim Vorobei. On Thursday, February 9, there will take the mixed relay rate. On Feb 10, women will take part in the sprint race.

02.02.2017

Darya Domracheva: I came back to win
Darya Domracheva: I came back to win The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva has shared her expectations of the upcoming World Championship in Hochfilzen. “I don't set any specific tasks, since the World Championship is yet to start. Then we will see. When deciding to return to biathlon I knew perfectly well what I was doing. No one promised it would be easy.

23.01.2017

Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017
Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017 The last stage Biathlon World Cup before Biathlon World Championship ended in Italian Antholz. The last races were women's relay. The Belarusian four showed 6th best result losing to the German team more than 1.5 minutes. France and Italy teams took the rest of the podium. Belarusian Darya Domracheva continues to recover after childbirth and her results have not been pleasing recently. In the women's 15km individual race she missed the target six times!

15.01.2017

Domracheva 13th in 2017 Ruhpolding sprint
Domracheva 13th in 2017 Ruhpolding sprint The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva was in 13th place in the World Cup Biathlon sprint on January 14 in German Ruhpolding. Compared to the previous stage in Oberhof, this is a much better result. Back then Domracheva finished 37th missing once at two firing lines. This time Daria did not miss once in the prone position but in the standing one she did miss the target once. She lost to the race leader Kaisa Mäkäräinen from Finland 1 minute and 34.8 seconds.

07.01.2017

Out-of-form Domracheva finishes 34th in Oberhof pursuit
Out-of-form Domracheva finishes 34th in Oberhof pursuit German Oberhof continues to host the fourth stage of the Biathlon World Cup. On January 7, shooting skiers of both sexes determined the strongest in the pursuit. On the men's side, the main favorite of the season - Frenchman Martin Fourcade - once again confirmed his high status. From eighth position at the start he got to the finish first.

06.01.2017

Darya Domracheva 37th in first race after childbirth
Darya Domracheva 37th in first race after childbirth Darya Domracheva is back in business. The three-time Olympic champion, who became a mother just about 100 days ago, has returned to the ski track. On January 6, the best biathlete of Belarus took part in the women's sprint at the fourth stage of the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany. With two penalties Darya finished in 37th position, more than two minutes behind the winner. 
Domracheva back in business in Oberhof
Domracheva 'back in business' in Oberhof sprint "I'm back in business," said the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva before returning to sport after childbirth. January 6 will be her momentous day. Darya is returning after a year-and-a-half hiatus, which was due to illness and childbirth. In an interview with the International Biathlon Union, the Belarusian said he is incredibly happy and, judging by the mood, ready for new victories.
Domracheva to compete for first time after childbirth January 6
Domracheva to compete for first time after childbirth January 6 Belarus' Darya Domracheva on Friday will compete in the first official biathlon race - in the sprint at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof. Domracheva will start under number 50.

03.01.2017

Darya Domracheva opens online store
Darya Domracheva opens online store Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva has decided that marriage and a child is not a reason to delay active life. So all summer, she worked on her personal project. The result of hard work is an online store.

19.12.2016

Belarus may replace Tyumen as IBU World Cup Biathlon host
Belarus may replace Tyumen as IBU World Cup Biathlon 2017 host Russia's Tyumen may be stripped of the IBU World Cup Biathlon because of the doping scandal, reported the TV channel Belarus 5, which is cited by the sports newspaper Pressball. As stated by the TV channel, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) has compiled a list of possible candidates to replace Tyumen. A Belarusian biathlon complex is on the list. SEE: Raubichi sports complex

02.12.2016

Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin wins bronze at Biathlon World Cup
Belarus' Chepelin wins bronze at Biathlon World Cup Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin has won bronze in the 20km individual race at the first stage of World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden. First place went to the owner of the Big Crystal Globe last season, Martin Fourcade - 51:33.8 (0 + 2 + 0 + 0). Second was Norwegian Johannes Bø (+ 29.5 seconds) (0 + 0 + 0 + 2). Coming third, which came as a surprise for many experts, was Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin. The Mogilev native tried to pass the 20km distance without errors and made only one mistake in four shooting ranges (+ 1 min. 24.3 sec) (1 + 0 + 0 + 0).

01.12.2016

Surprising bronze for Belarusian in individual race at IBU World Cup 2016/17
Surprising bronze for Belarusian in individual race at IBU World Cup 2016/17 Belarusian Daria Yurkevich was the only one of a hundred participants of the race who did not miss a target in four firing ranges at the IBU World Cup's women's individual 15km race. On November 30, the Belarusian biathlete Darya sensationally won third place in the race. The first phase of the IBU World Cup is underway in Ostersund, Sweden. The Belarusian, though, was not fast, with only 58th place in terms of speed. Thanks to the best speed, it was German Laura Dahlmeier who won the race, leaving French Anaïs Bescond second.

21.11.2016

Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete
Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete Darya Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete, said eight-time biathlon Olympic champion and husband of the Belarusian athlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Se og Hor. When asked about his wife, Darya Domracheva, the Norwegian biathlete noted that she will cope with all the troubles.

17.11.2016

Belarus biathlon team waiting for Domracheva to return after childbirth
Belarus biathlon team waiting for Domracheva to return after childbirth The Belarusian national biathlon team has gone to Norway on 12 November. This is a good news of last week. It is more pleasant because Dasha Domracheva - an eminent champion and hero of Belarus and now also mother - is going to return to the ski track. And Dasha has posted in social networks a photo of snowy Norway, where she has been training individually. The whole family is in Norway now. What do Belarusian biathletes think about Domracheva's return?

15.11.2016

Domracheva wants to return to biathlon after childbirth
Domracheva wants to return to biathlon after childbirth The Belarusian biathlon team will go to the final training camp before the World Cup, which starts in two weeks in Östersund. Belarusian sportsmen will spend their last stage of training in Sjusjoen, Norway. A biathlon tournament that is considered to be the unofficial opening of a new season is taking place there now.

14.11.2016

Bjørndalen gives Domracheva his trailer for pre-season training
Bjørndalen gives Domracheva his trailer for pre-season training Ole Einar Bjørndalen has given his wife, triple Olympic champion Darya Domracheva, his famous trailer to prepare for the biathlon season. The eight-time Olympic champion said this during the international competitions in the Norwegian Sjusjoen in an interview with TV channel NRK.

04.11.2016

Domracheva's daughter get's father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen
Domracheva's daughter gets father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen The daughter of famous biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen has got her father's surname, Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa told media. The baby was born on October 1 at Minsk's maternity hospital No6 in Belarus. Ole Einar was near Darya during childbirth. Parents did not voice the name of the newborn for a long time and finally announced it on 14 October. Domracheva has already started training, four weeks after birth. Now the star family are in Norway.

31.10.2016

Darya Domracheva gets on with trainings after giving birth
Darya Domracheva resumes training after giving birth Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva gets on with trainings after the birth of her daughter. The biathlete posted this information on her social media. Darya Domracheva gave birth to a daughter on October 1 in Minsk. Together with her husband, legendary Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, she called her daughter Ksenia. As Darya said before, she wasn’t going to stay on maternity leave for too long.

01.10.2016

Darya Domracheva gives birth to girl: Both mother and new-born feel fine
Darya Domracheva gives birth to girl: Both mother and new-born feel fine On October 1, biathlete Darya Domracheva gave birth to a girl in maternity hospital No. 6 in Minsk. It is known that the girl was born at 10.20 and her weight is 3 kilos 650 grams. Thus, the couple of biathletes, Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen, became parents.

19.09.2016

Biathlon Race of Legends takes place in Belarus
Biathlon Race of Legends takes place in Belarus The festival "Race of legends. Stars of the world biathlon for peace” took place in the Belarusian sport complex Raubichi. About thirty famous biathlon athletes from ten countries came to the festival that gathered more than 15,000 people. Darya Domracheva personally invited all the stars of biathlon. The Belarusian legend is waiting for a child so she wasn’t be able to take part in the competitions.

24.08.2016

Sergei Shchurko: Domracheva did not take doping
Sergei Shchurko: I am sure Domracheva did not take doping The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Colleagues-journalists, we can say that such a thing as absolutely pure sport is very, very debatable, because what to do with some vitamins, hypnosis, psychological support? Where is the line, where this point where pure sport begins?

18.07.2016

Domracheva, Bjørndalen get married
Domracheva, Bjørndalen get married, waiting for child The biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen have finally legalized their relations. This became known late at night. The three-time Olympic champion from Belarus has posted a wedding picture on her page on a social network.  The photograph is accompanied by the laconic inscription: "Such a nice day!" Photo: instagram.com/dadofun

12.04.2016

Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born? It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.

10.04.2016

Belarusian athletes who returned to sport after childbirth
Belarusian athletes who returned to sport after childbirth Money cannot buy happiness, the proverb says. And even their amount is not important, local wits add. "Happiness is near. And it is smiling!" parents say sometimes about their children. Good news of the week: three-time Olympic champion and the favorite of the public biathlete Darya Domracheva announced that she is pregnant. What is more important: Hero of Belarus or Mother-Hero? Anastasia Benedisyuk was searching for answers together with well-known Belarusian athletes.

07.04.2016

What citizenship will Bjørndalen and Domracheva's baby have?
What citizenship will Bjørndalen and Domracheva's baby have? The legendary Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen revealed what citizenship his and Darya Domracheva's baby will have. Ole Einar Bjørndalen:I have a big family, I'm used to children. This will still be a new situation for me. We look forward to this. New important things will become part of our lives. I really appreciate that I have to experience that... Up to 18 years, the child will have two citizenships. And then time will come for him or her to choose. Then we'll see.

05.04.2016

Belarus' Darya Domracheva and Norway's Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Biathlete Daria Domracheva expecting baby in October 2016 From Olympic champion to mother. On April 5, it became known that the famous Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva is going to have a baby. This fact was revealed by another star biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is the child’s father. Later, Domracheva herself confirmed this information on her official site. It is expected that the baby will be born in October.

23.03.2016

Belarus National Olympic Committee marks 25th anniversary
Belarus National Olympic Committee marks 25th anniversary The National Olympic Committee on March 22 marks 25th anniversary. During this time Belarusian athletes as part of the independent team participated in 11 Olympics - six winter and five summer. They have won 91 medals. One of the most triumphant victories in the history of Belarusian sport was the finish of White Lightning Yulia Nesterenko at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. The runner won the "royal" distance of the women's 100m. 

15.03.2016

Belarus' sporting events next week (14-20 March)
Belarus' sporting events next week (14-20 March) BGK Meshkov hold on Saturday the first match of the 1/8 finals of the EHF Champions League. Opponents are Poland's strongest squad Vive-Kielce. In the EHF CL group stage the Polish club took second place behind Barcelona. The first leg takes place in Brest at 19:00 Belarus time.
Belarus in sporting events (March 7-13)
Belarus in sporting events (March 7-13) The women's national handball team of Belarus last week played two matches of the European Championship qualification. Both were against Lithuania and both went well. On Wednesday, the team of the Slovenian coach Tomaz Cater ensured the victory in Kaunas 29:21. Then, in Minsk, Belarus also celebrated a victory 38:35. However, to beat the Lithuanians was not a hard task but what will be with the favorites, Norway and Romania? To win there is a task of quite a different level. Belarus will try to resolve this task at the beginning of June.

13.03.2016

Skardino into mass start top 10 at 2016 Biathlon World Championship
Skardino into mass start top 10 at 2016 Biathlon World Championships France's Marie Dorin Habert confidently won the mass start event at the Biathlon Worlds in Norway. Dorin Habert covered the entire race without a miss (0+0+0+0) and was ahead of German Laura Dahlmeier (0+0+1+0) and Finn Kaisa Makarainen (0+0+1+0). Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino (0+0+0+0) had her best race of the World Championship. Accurate shooting allowed the leader of the Belarusian team to take high 10th place. This is the best personal result of the Belarusian team at this championship.

15.12.2015

Review of Belarus' sports events (December 7-13)
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 7-13) Dinamo Minsk has played three games in the KHL regular season. In the home battle against the leader of the Western Conference, CSKA Moscow, The Bison were defeated 1:3. But then the club pleased their fans with two victorious away games. On Friday in Cherepovets, The White-Blues left no chances to Severstal and then outplayed Dinamo Riga. The national futsal team entered the playoff qualification for the World Championship. Coach Vladimir Ignatik's charges took second place in qualifying group 2, based in Croatian Osijek.
Belarus' sporting events from 14 to 20 December 2015
Belarus' sporting events from 14 to 20 December 2015 The Belarusian national ice hockey team travels to Switzerland for the annual tournament Arosa Challenge. Belarusians will take on Norwegians and Slovaks. Slovakia will become Belarus' first opponents. Wednesday will be a hot day for Belarusian volleyball fans. Two Belarusian clubs Minchanka and Stroitel will play return matches of the Challenge Cup last 32. The girls will have to keep the edge they earned a week ago against German VC Wiesbaden. Stroitel faces a more difficult task: in the first game, it lost to Turkish Istanbul 1:3 and now have to win.

03.12.2015

Why do biathletes need micro-chips?
Why do biathletes need micro-chips? The most memorable moment for a biathlete is a finish line. If you cross it all alone, the result is apparent. But what if not? How is the faster biathlete detected if two or three finish at almost the same moment? Sometimes one-thousands of a second determine the winner. A special system to control the biathletes during a race, called timing, has been created. The most popular timing system is Siwidata.

02.12.2015

Biathlete Lyudmila Ananko: Raubichi has changed for the better
Biathlete Lyudmila Ananko: Raubichi has changed for the better For how long haven’t you skied and fired a rifle? Lyudmila Ananko, ex-member of the Belarusian national biathlon team:I guess five years. I ski with my family each winter in order not to forget the process. A new biathlon season starts. What should Belarusian fans expect from this season? Domracheva is not going to compete, so what’s the interest?

01.12.2015

Belarusians' best moments during 2014/15 biathlon season
Belarusians' best moments during 2014/15 biathlon season During the previous biathlon season, representatives of the Belarusian national team made it to the podium 16 times. For sure, most of the awards were won thanks to Darya Domracheva. She has exactly 75% of all the top places of the Belarusian team.

30.11.2015

What's new in 2015/16 biathlon season?
What's new in 2015/16 biathlon season? The new biathlon season has kicked off in Sweden recently. Ostersund is hosting the World Cup for the 8th time in a row. The local ski stadium is one of the lowest among World Cup venues, which is ideal for the start of the season (athletes need to adjust to highlands coming later). The harsh Scandinavian climate creates perfect conditions for racing already at the end of November. The season finishes, as in 2014/2015 season, in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk.

14.10.2015

Presidential election in Belarus: How country's sports elite voted
Presidential election in Belarus: How country's sports elite voted Lots of athletes and coaches voted on October 11 at the presidential election 2015. For Lyubov Cherkashina moving about Belarus and the world is a usual thing. The Olympic bronze medalist today is standing between heaven and earth. However, she carries lots of social functions - a member of the Executive Committee of National Olympic Committee of Belarus and the International Gymnastics Federation, as well as the coach of the national team. Cherkashina did find time on October 11 Sunday morning and voted.

10.10.2015

Belarus Today: from weak post-Soviet state to respectful nation in the center of Europe Belarus has in recent years created a number of unique facilities, not only the NPP and made a lot of achievements.   Belarusians remember the 1990s as a period of complete chaos and collapse. They did not even think about the construction of the social, cultural and sports facilities. People were just trying to survive. Belarus today is a nice and clean (this is the first thing foreigners say), but also a modern, well-maintained, safe and comfortable.

30.09.2015

CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country. Part 1. Geopolitics
Belarus' geopolitics. CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country To know a person, it is necessary to eat a peck of salt with them. In order to find out a country, you must be born, grow up and live there. Belarus, a country that is only 25 years old, learned to stand on its own feet and walk on its own. Of course, not without hitches. But note that this happened after a huge split in the family, the Soviet Union, which Belarusians still remember. 

27.09.2015

Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice
Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice Belarusian star biathlete Darya Domracheva transferred funds from the sale of tickets for Race of Legends for the construction of Children's Hospice. On September 12 Raubichi hosted truly historic races in which former stars of the world biathlon featured. The symbolic ceremony was held in Borovlyany, where the three-time Olympic champion and winner of the Big Crystal Globe gathered all those who believe that if a child cannot be cured, it does not mean that they cannot be helped. 

22.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk
President Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk Belarusian sport contributes greatly to the promotion of national interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the National Olympic Committee. Successes in sport (Belarus has a lot of them) promote our country in the international arena. The head of state also noted that Belarus is associated with the name biathlon star Darya Domracheva. Now our athletes are preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Their performances will largely determine the image of the country.

13.09.2015

Star Darya Domracheva holds Race of Biathlon Legends in Raubichi
Star Darya Domracheva holds Race of Biathlon Legends in Raubichi Legends of world biathlon gathered near Minsk to partake in the biathlon festival "Race of legends - stars for peace." Sven Fischer, Ricco Gross, Lars Berger, Frode Andresen, Halvard Hanevold, Michael Greis, Liv-Grete Poiret, Alain Zubrilova and other legends of the world biathlon. All of them rose to the highest step of Olympic podiums 20 times. Beginning from Sarajevo 1984 to Vancouver 2010.

10.09.2015

President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends
President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends Let's start with the theme of the upcoming sports event that will certainly be the main event this Saturday, which is the City Day. We are talking about Race of Legends, which will gather in Minsk world biathlon stars who have completed their career. President Alexander Lukashenko discussed the preparation for the event with the Hero of Belarus, triple Olympic champion, winner of the Big Crystal Globe last season Darya Domracheva September 10. As a true fan of biathlon the head of state asked about the expectations and preparation for the upcoming sporting event.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with biathlete Darya Domracheva
Alexander Lukashenko meets with star biathlete Darya Domracheva President Alexander Lukashenko met on September 10 with the most famous biathlete of Belarus Darya Domracheva, who is the Honored Master of Sport, three-time winner of the 2014 Olympics, winner of the Big Crystal Globe and the Hero of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko asked the biathlete about the preparation for the event “Race of Legends – biathlon stars for peace” which takes place on Saturday 12 September at the sports complex Raubichi.

07.09.2015

Darya Domracheva, Hero of Belarus, winner of the Big Crystal Globe, three-time Olympic champion
Biathlon Race of Legends due in Raubichi September 12 Famous shooting skiers will come to Belarus at the invitation of the triple Olympic champion, winner of the Big Crystal Globe Darya Domracheva. Taking part in the large sports festival will be biathletes who together rose to the highest step of the podium the Olympic Winter Games 20 times! They will compete alongside other medalists and world champions. Among those who will come to Minsk are stars like Sven Fischer, Ricco Gross, Lars Berger, Yuri Kashkarov and Alyona Zubrilova.  

18.08.2015

Yuri Albers, head coach of Belarus' national biathlon team
Race of Legends biathlon festival to be a charitable event Money raised from the sale of tickets for the sports festival "Race of legends - the stars of biathlon for peace" will go to charity. Event organizers will direct the earned funds to build the children's hospice in the Minsk region. Over two dozen biathletes having various titles have already announced their participation in the competition, due in Raubichi on September 12.

13.08.2015

Raubichi preparing for Biathlon Race of Legends
Belarus' Raubichi preparing for Biathlon Race of Legends The sports complex Raubichi is preparing for the festival "Race of legends. Stars of the world biathlon for peace." This event takes place exactly in one month. However, many famous athletes have already agreed to come to this event to Belarus at the invitation of biathlon superstar Darya Domracheva.  Famous masters of rifles and skis will hold two races in Raubichi.   Double Olympic champion Anna Bogaliy has confirmed her participation in the race. She completed performances for the Russian biathlon team a few years ago.

06.08.2015

Young biathletes from Japan arrive for training camp in Belarus for the first time
Young biathletes from Japan arrive for training camp in Belarus for the first time Japan does not have their junior biathlon team. Neither do they have a special program for the training of children. Therefore, after big victories of young Belarusian biathletes at the juniors' and youth's world championships and triumph of the three-time Olympic gold medalist Darya Domracheva the Japanese selected Belarus as a training ground for the future Japanese champions.

04.08.2015

Domracheva to miss the 2015-2016 biathlon season through illness
Domracheva on missing biathlon season: Illness is my restart It was announced on 4 August that three-time Olympic champion and winner of the Big Crystal Globe Darya Domracheva will miss the upcoming biathlon season. The biathlete is going to fully recover, both emotionally and physically. Domracheva announced that she was taking a break for the following season due to accumulated fatigue and "sudden" mononucleosis - acute viral disease.
Belarus' Domracheva to miss 2015/2016 biathlon season
Belarus' Domracheva to miss 2015/2016 biathlon season Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva, of Belarus, has stated officially that she is going to miss the upcoming biathlon season.

17.07.2015

Domracheva may miss the 2015-2016 biathlon season through illness
Domracheva may miss next season through illness Currently, the Olympic champion biathlete Darya Domracheva of Belarus is not training. Earlier Domracheva said that she was diagnosed with a viral disease - mononucleosis. According to the Belarus 1 TV channel, recovery may take up to three months. There is a possibility that Domracheva may miss the upcoming season. Earlier, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) published the calendar of the World Cup season 2015/16 and the World Championships in Holmenkollen. The season starts on 29 November.

07.07.2015

Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva diagnosed with mononucleosis, says nothing serious The biathlete Darya Domracheva announced on her page on a social network that she had been diagnosed with mononucleosis. Darya Domracheva (Instagram):Mononucleosis....I heard about it somewhere... Not the most pleasant diagnosis... Greetings from me and don't worry please.... The acute form of the illness is over... From recomendations of doctors: rest and walking on the nature.... :) I've got a chanse to enjoy a summer...

05.04.2015

(L-R) Darya Domracheva, Nadezhda Skardino (both Belarus) and Karin Oberhofer (Italy)
Belarus' Domracheva, Skardino on podium after Champions Race in Tyumen On April 5, Tyumen hosted the so-called Race of Champions, in which Belarusian biathletes also took part. Belarusian Darya Domracheva won her second race in as many days. Yesterday she triumphed in the mega mass start finishing 20 seconds ahead of Daria Virolainen from Russia. This time she stopped the clock after 15:59.2.  Another Nadezhda Skardino was only 5.5 seconds slower. Italian Karin Oberhofer came in third to scoop bronze.
Darya Domracheva
After Big Crystal Globe: Darya Domracheva wins mega mass start in Tyumen Tyumen Governor on April 4 closely followed the champion from Belarus Darya Domracheva. The winner of the Big Crystal Globe for only a few hours came home to Minsk, to hug her mother and brother and then flew to places where snow still lies. The Picture of the World program reports from Tyumen and Minsk. Alexander Shamko, Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus:I postponed the reception of citizens, therefore, probably I violated some requirements but this is due to objective reasons.

02.04.2015

Darya Domracheva
Biathlon queen Darya Domracheva returns to Belarus after successful season Darya Domracheva is going to do synchronized swimming, and even perform at the 2016 Games in Rio. This is how the legendary Belarusian biathlete joked with reporters on April Fool's Day when asked about future plans. The plane with the national women's biathlon team landed in Minsk on April 1. The owner of the Big Crystal Globe and her colleagues deserved warm applause and gifts.

01.04.2015

Minsk residents solemnly meet Darya Domracheva, biathlete No.1 in the world
Minsk residents solemnly meet Darya Domracheva, biathlete No.1 in the world Darya Domracheva was solemnly met at National Airport Minsk after arriving home from her most successful World Cup season ever. Relatives, friends and many fans of the athlete gathered in the arrival hall to extend a warm welcome to the renowned biathlete.  The three-time Olympic champion, twice world champion, Hero of Belarus, and now the winner of the Big Crystal Globe - this is all our Dasha. She won this season's overall World Cup standings. This is the first Big Crystal Globe in Domracheva's career.

29.03.2015

Yuri Koziyatko and general secretary of the Belarusian Federation of biathlon Anatoly Stromsky
Darya Domracheva's victories inspire children's biathlon in Belarus Darya Domracheva is gaining energy in Austria before another interesting race - the Race of Champions, Belarusian Biathlon Federation Anatoly Stromsky will tell us about the successes and hopes of Belarusian shooting skiers. He is in the studio of "Picture of the World" with Yuri Koziyatko. Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World": Anatoly, hello! Anatoly Stromsky, general secretary of the Belarusian Federation of Biathlon: Good afternoon!
Big Crystal Globe winner Domracheva to return to Belarus on Tuesday evening A joyful event of recent days: the star of Belarusian sport Darya Domracheva rightfully become biathlete number 1 in the world! The highest award - the Big Crystal Globe - has already been in her hands. Dasha held this globe and will soon bring it back to Belarus. Early next week, she arrives in Minsk.

24.03.2015

Darya Domracheva
Darya Domracheva: road to Big Crystal Globe through competition and disbelief of skeptics Championship or globe? Globe or the championship? What to prefer - the main competition of the season or the season itself except for the world championship? This is what Darya Domracheva's fans wondered about and what Dasha asked herself. Her enviable collection has everything: from medals of top junior tournaments to three gold medals of the Sochi Olympics. She lacked only the crystal globe. Until March 2015, it remained inaccessible. Domracheva did not have the best of starts of the season. Her main competitor - Kaisa Mäkäräinen - won almost everything.
Belarusian biathlon: Main successes and failures of 2014/2015 season
Belarusian biathlon: Main successes and failures of 2014/2015 season A contender for the Big Crystal Globe is a priori considered one of the favorites for the World Championship. But this season, it turned out exactly the opposite. The three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva for the first time since 2009 remained without medals of the world championship. The team leader admitted that the World Championship in Kontiolahti was the most difficult in her career. The results of the Belarusian team in relay races are like a cardiogram. From two silvers and bronze to nothing.

23.03.2015

Darya Domracheva
Darya Domracheva: The Way to the Big Crystal Globe in 2014/2015 season Let's start the program "Week" with the news that came a few hours ago from Russian Khanty-Mansiysk. The best Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva for the first time won the Big Crystal Globe, finishing in first in the World Cup overall standings. This is the first such trophy in the sovereign history of Belarus.

22.03.2015

Darya Domracheva
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Darya Domracheva on Big Crystal Globe at World Cup Biathlon Belarusians have won the Big Crystal Globe at the World Cup Biathlon, Darya Domracheva once again proving her superiority over the rivals. On March 22, in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk, she was fourth in the mass start at the final stage of the World Cup Biathlon.  Dasha's main rival in the overall standings - Kaisa Mäkäräinen - finished only 13th. Thus the Belarusian biathlete lifted the Big Globe. Big Crystal Globe is the only award the three-time Olympic champion did not win in her career.
Darya Domracheva wins Big Crystal Globe
Belarus' Darya Domracheva claims first Big Crystal Globe in career Darya Domracheva of Belarus won Big Crystal Globe at the World Cup Biathlon in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk. She came in 4th out of 30 best biathletes of the world beating her rival from Finland - Kaisa Mäkäräinen – in the standings. This is the first Big Crystal Globe in the career of the three-time Olympic champion. Before the start, Darya Domracheva was 33 points ahead of Mäkäräinen. She needed a place from 1st to 12th to secure a victory in the overall standings.
Darya Domracheva
Domracheva needs place above 13th in March 22 mass start to win World Cup Biathlon The men's and women's pursuit completed the picture of the final stage of the World Cup Biathlon in Khanty-Mansiysk. Canadian Nathan Smith won the men's event.  In the previous race, Kaisa Mäkäräinen almost closed the gap between herself and Darya Domracheva in the overall World Cup standings. That is why the best biathlete knew that she had to do her best to win the pursuit.
Darya Domracheva
President Lukashenko congratulates Domracheva on winning pursuit race at World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk The best Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva won the pursuit event at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk on March 21. She finished the 10 km race with four shooting ranges in 28 min. 14.4 sec., with one miss. The President of Belarus congratulated Darya Domracheva on the victory. "Dear Daria! Congratulations on yet another brilliant victory. Belarus is proud of you. We admire your bright performance and look forward to new victories. Keep up good job!" reads the message of greetings.

19.03.2015

Biathlete Daria Blashko v shooter Ilya Chergeiko
Shooting competition: Biathlete Daria Blashko v shooter Ilya Chergeiko Darya Blashko is a two-time champion of the World Biathlon Youth Championship. To win some of the most high-ranked tournaments, she needs not only to shoot perfectly, but also run very fast. Ilya Chergeyko is a two-time winner of the bronze medal of the European Biathlon Championship and the winner of many other international competitions. His strongest point is confidence and very high concentration that helps him to get the maximum number of points.

15.03.2015

Belarus 7th in relay at Biathlon World Championships 2015
Belarus 7th in relay at Biathlon World Championships 2015 Belarusian biathlon fans on March 13 evening once again sat in front of TV screens hoping to finally see the representatives of Belarus on the podium of the World Championship in Kontiolahti. The women's relay race, however, did not bring any medals again. Prior to the race, Belarus were third in the women’s relay standings and were among favorites to win medals in the event. Nadezhda Skardino began the race fairly well and despite being 10th after the first stage, the gap was only 15 seconds.

09.03.2015

Darya Domracheva
Biathlon World Championship 2015: Domracheva seventh in pursuit The Biathlon World Championship is underway in Finland's Kontiolahti. On Sunday, March 8, two pursuit races took place but they did not bring any medals to Belarusians. For now, Belarus has not won any medals. Failing the sprint, Darya Domracheva started only 25th yesterday but during the race she cut the deficit and finished in 7th place. France's Marie Dorin Habert again won the race as on March 7. Belarusians, Anastasia Duborezova and Nadezhda Pisareva, unfortunately, did not even make it to the top thirty.

08.03.2015

Belarus' Domracheva wins small crystal globe in sprint
Belarus' Domracheva wins small crystal globe in sprint On March 8, the pursuit races will be held at the Biathlon World Championships. Yuri Liadov has the most favorable starting position of all Belarusians in the men's event. The sportsman took sixteenth place yesterday in the sprint, losing to the leader almost a minute. Women will compete in the evening. Yesterday, in the sprint, leaders of the overall World Cup standings led by Belarusian Darya Domracheva stayed in the shadow. However, the three-time Olympic champion has already won the small crystal globe in the sprint standings.
Belarusian biathletes take 4th place in mixed relay at World Championships 2015
Belarusian biathletes take 4th place in mixed relay at World Championships 2015 On March 6 the main event of the winter sports season began - the Biathlon World Championships. Shooting skiers gathered in Kontiolahti (Finland) to determine the best. The competition started with the mixed relay, in which Belarus did quite well. At the first two stages our girls, Nadezhda Skardino and Darya Domracheva, ran beyond praise. Belarusians shot clean and, at the changeover, were well ahead of the closest pursuers.

05.03.2015

Belarus' Biathlon Federation presents new kits ahead of World Championship in Finland
Belarus' Biathlon Federation presents new kits ahead of World Championship in Finland The Belarusian Federation of biathlon has introduced a new kit of the national biathlon team who will compete at the World Championships in the Finnish Kontiolahti. The competition will run from 5 to 15 March. The first race of the main sporting event of the season will be held on March 5. The mixed relay will start at 19.15 Minsk time.

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