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Darya Domracheva
DáRYA VLADíMIROVNA DóMRACHEVA (Belarusian : Дар’я Уладзіміраўна Домрачава; Darja Uładzimiraŭna Domračava, Russian : Да́рья Влади́мировна До́мрачева; born 3 August 1986) is a Belarusian biathlete who has been competing in the Biathlon
Biathlon
World Cup since 2006. She won three gold medals in the pursuit, individual, and mass start competitions at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
, and a bronze medal in the individual competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
. She was a Biathlon
Biathlon
World Cup overall winner for the 2014–15 season
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Kontiolahti
KONTIOLAHTI is a municipality of Finland . It is located in the North Karelia region , about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Joensuu . The municipality has a population of 14,795 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 799.18 square kilometres (308.57 sq mi) of which 230.1 km2 (88.8 sq mi) is water. The population density is 18.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (48/sq mi). Neighbouring municipalities are Joensuu , Juuka , Lieksa , Liperi and Polvijärvi . The municipality is unilingually Finnish . The municipality has previously also been known as "Kontiolax" in Swedish documents, but is today referred to as "Kontiolahti" also in Swedish. Kontiolahti hosted the Biathlon World Championships in 1990 , 1999 and 2015 . SEE ALSO * Koli National Park REFERENCES * ^ A B "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. * ^ A B "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland
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Whistler Olympic Park
The WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK is the location of the Nordic events facilities for the 2010 Winter Olympics and is located in the Madeley Creek basin in the Callaghan Valley , west of Whistler, British Columbia , Canada . The facility hosted the biathlon , cross-country skiing , Nordic combined , and ski jumping . After the Olympics will remain a public facility, complementing the extensive wilderness trails and alpine routes already in use. Three temporary stadiums were built with a capacity for 12,000 spectators each (6,000 for the Paralympics ). The location is approximately 8 km from the junction of its access road with Highway 99 and 14 km from the Whistler Olympic Village . The two year construction project saw, 14 km (8.7 mi) of cross country and biathlon trails, two ski jumps (HS 106 and HS 140 metre), and another 20 to 25 km of recreational trails built. There is also a permanent Biathlon range which can be used daily
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Finland
FINLAND (/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen ); Finnish : Suomi ( listen ); Swedish : Finland
Finland
), officially the REPUBLIC OF FINLAND (Finnish : Suomen tasavalta, Swedish : Republiken Finland) is a sovereign state in Northern Europe
Europe
. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side. Finland
Finland
is a Nordic country and, together with Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia
Fennoscandia
. Finland's population is 5.5 million (2016), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region
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Honoured Master Of Sports Of The USSR
UNIFIED SPORTS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OF THE USSR (Russian : Единая Всесоюзная спортивная классификация) is a document which provided general Soviet physical education system requirements for both athletes and coaches. Similar systems still exist today in several former Soviet republics. CONTENTS* 1 Athletes * 1.1 Non-Soviet Masters of Sport * 2 Coaches * 2.1 Non-Russian coaches * 3 Judges and referees * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ATHLETESThe classification was established in 1935 and was based on separate classifications, which existed for several sports disciplines before. Starting in 1949, it was revised every four years, the period, which corresponded to the Olympic cycle, to reflect new standards for the physical training. The document contained test standards, principles and conditions, necessary for the conferment of sports ranks and titles, for all sports, cultivated in the USSR
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Biathlon At The Winter Olympics
BIATHLON debuted at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley with the men's 20 km individual event. At the 1968 Winter Olympics
1968 Winter Olympics
in Grenoble , the men's 4×7.5 km relay debuted, followed by the 10 km sprint event at the 1980 Winter Olympics
1980 Winter Olympics
in Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, New York
. Beginning at the 1992 Winter Olympics
1992 Winter Olympics
in Albertville , women's biathlon debuted with the 15 km individual, 3×7.5 km relay (4×7.5 km during 1994-2002, and 4×6 km in 2006), and 7.5 km sprint. A pursuit race (12.5 km for men and 10 km for women) was included at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
. The top 60 finishers of the sprint race (10 km for men and 7.5 km for women) would qualify for the pursuit event
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Italy
Coordinates : 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12 Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana (Italian ) Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani (Italian ) "The Song of the Italians" Location of Italy
Italy
(dark green) – in Europe
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Belarusian Language
BELARUSIAN (/bɛləˈruːsiən/ ; беларуская мова belaruskaya mova ) is an official language of Belarus , along with Russian, and is spoken abroad, mainly in Russia , Ukraine , and small parts in far-eastern Poland . Before Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the language was known in English as Byelorussian or Belorussian, transliterating the Russian name, белорусский язык, or alternatively as White Ruthenian (/ruːˈθiːniən/ ) or White Russian (with the meaning Rus' but not Russia). Following independence, it also became known as Belarusian. Belarusian is one of the East Slavic languages and shares many grammatical and lexical features with other members of the group. To some extent, Russian , Ukrainian , and Belarusian are mutually intelligible
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2010 Winter Olympics
The 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS, officially known as the XXI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES (French: Les XXIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as VANCOUVER 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
, were a major international multi-sport event held from February 12 to 28, 2010, in Vancouver
Vancouver
, British Columbia
British Columbia
, Canada
Canada
, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond , West Vancouver
Vancouver
and the University Endowment Lands , and in the nearby resort town of Whistler . Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
were organized by the Vancouver
Vancouver
Organizing Committee (VANOC), headed by John Furlong
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Presque Isle, Maine
PRESQUE ISLE /prɛsk aɪl/ is the commercial center and largest city in Aroostook County , Maine
Maine
, United States
United States
. The population was 9,171 in 2015 as estimated by the US Census, a decrease from the count of 9,692 in the 2010 Census
Census
. The city is home to the University of Maine
Maine
at Presque Isle , Northern Maine
Maine
Community College , Husson University Presque Isle, Northern Maine
Maine
Fairgrounds, The Aroostook Centre Mall , and the Northern Maine
Maine
Regional Airport . Presque Isle is the headquarters of the Aroostook Band of Micmac , a federally recognized tribe
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2014 Winter Olympics
The 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS, officially called the XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Russian: XXII Олимпийские зимние игры, tr. XXII Olimpiyskiye zimniye igry) and commonly known as SOCHI 2014, were a major international multi-sport event held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi
Sochi
, Krasnodar Krai
Krasnodar Krai
, Russia, with opening rounds in certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony , 6 February 2014. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics were organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOOC). Sochi
Sochi
was selected as the host city in July 2007, during the 119th IOC Session held in Guatemala City . It was the first Olympics in Russia
Russia
since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991
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Martell, South Tyrol
MARTELL (German pronunciation: ; Italian : Martello ) is a valley and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy . It is located in the Martell Valley of the 28.5-kilometre (17.7 mi) long river Plima , about 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Bolzano . The commune reaches from an elevation of 957 metres (3,140 ft) up to the 3,757 metres (12,326 ft) of the Zufallspitze (Italian: Monte Cevedale) which towers over the southeastern end of the valley. CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Frazioni * 2 History * 2.1 Coat-of-arms * 3 Society * 3.1 Linguistic distribution * 3.2 Demographic evolution * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYAs of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 884 and an area of 143.7 square kilometres (55.5 sq mi). Martell borders mainly to the municipality of Latsch at the bottom of the valley. Other neighbors based in the Vinschgau of the Adige are Stilfs , Laas and Schlanders
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
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Biathlon World Championships 2015
THE 47TH BIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS was held in Kontiolahti , Finland
Finland
from 5 March to 15 March 2015. There were a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and mixed relay. All the events during this championships also counted for the 2014–15 Biathlon World Cup season. CONTENTS * 1 Schedule * 2 Medal winners * 2.1 Men * 2.2 Women * 2.3 Mixed * 3 Medal table * 3.1 Top nations * 3.2 Top athletes * 4 References * 5 External links SCHEDULEAll times are local (UTC+2 )
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Winter Olympics
The OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES (official name) (French: Jeux olympiques d'hiver) is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. Unlike the Summer Olympics, the Winter Olympics feature sports practised on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympics
1924 Winter Olympics
, was held in Chamonix , France. The original five sports (broken into nine disciplines) were bobsleigh , curling , ice hockey , Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing
(consisting of the disciplines military patrol , cross-country skiing , Nordic combined , and ski jumping ), and skating (consisting of the disciplines figure skating and speed skating ). The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936, after which they were interrupted by World War II
World War II
. The Olympics resumed in 1948 and was again held every four years
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Biathlon World Championships 2007
THE 41ST BIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS were held in 2007 for the fourth time in Antholz-Anterselva , Italy from February 2 to February 11
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