THIS week starts the presale for the next skiskytterfest at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. It can quickly become sold out there, although race first go at christmas in about almost a year.
the Other transferred most of the major european TV channels 2018 edition in front of the 41 412 which had been place inside of the remodeled football stadium of FC Schalke 04. Biathlon is the winter sport number 1 in Germany, but this show was mostly about the retired champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen.
The German organizers had gotten him to make a come back on the mixlag with his wife, leds are as Domratsjeva. Norwegian Bjørndalen was the star of one of Germany's largest idrettsfester, and the race was even a reminder about how great our man is that international idrettshelt. For right before the finish expecting the German world champion Benedict Doll at him just to make sure that the two could go hand-in-hand over the line to wild cheers from a packed arena.
Then we get to hope that he also manages to awaken us.
FOR in the middle of the weekend of many sportsnyheter flickering it past a title on the SCREEN 2 that Bjørndalen rages over a tactical English grip in the world cup in Oberhof, where Johannes Thingnes Bø again distanced it before so sovereign frenchman Martin Fourcade:Fourcade had posters of Bjørndalen in the room
- I get embarrassed when I hear it, "Ole Einar Bjørndalen.
Since the last time he's been a commentator on the TV 2, and are like other of us paid for to think with the big letters.
But this time it is a question really about the little things that bind the best the sport together.
IT need international biathlon, more than any time in the middle while it keeps on to be torn apart by internal strife about doping. Against a backdrop of the great urgency, is not this just the time to divide those that should have been collected to protect the honest competition.
But it was exactly what the Norwegian skiskytterledelsen made by driving a cheap tactical game against Martin Fourcade in the last shooting in Saturday's pursuit.
WHEN went the frenchman and Thingnes Bø together in the front in the hard uphill before the location. This winter has John been strongest in the track of the two rivals, but this time it was the Norwegian national team general manager Siegfried Mazet concerned that it was to save forces before the shooting.
French Siegfried Mazet was in the years Fourcades personal trainer. The relationship was so close that Martin felt it as a kind of betrayal when the Mazet went to work out the toughest competition in Norway. For the coach took the with them all the knowledge about the world's best skiskytter.An embarrassing turn: Is this Swedish young boy, the only brave in the Nordic countries?
CONSEQUENCE so we on Saturday. For when gave the Mazet information on the radio about that medtrener Egil Kristiansen should shout up Thingnes Bø to lure Fourcade to go in the uphill:
I know of course Martin, he will always be in front and be first in on the location. But it is also important to be behind here at the stadium, because there is so much wind. So we tried to say this to John in order to interfere with Martin, explains the Mazet the Norwegian tactic to TV 2.
" So you tried to trick Martin?
- Yes, of course. It we must. Everything counts and if you can interfere with the competitor with the small things, it is good. Martin has played the game for seven years now. We can also play the game, " says Mazet as happy could see that Martin Fourcade with maybe a little higher pulse than usual missed two times on this shooting and eventually lost to John.
But what does it say about us?
THAT we are quite small in the attempt to turn a large skiskytter. Or as Bjørndalen explains:
What I react on is that a coach along the way in a race to send messages out to interfere with the king of biathlon. And uses his private knowledge of his old colleague, and then to destroy him to win a race. I think that is not nicely, " he says, and has unfortunately completely right.
IT seems enough also both Norwegian managers and runners only they get thought a bit about. The achievements of Johannes Thingnes Bø supplies this winter, are in themselves so large that it is korttenkt to plusse on on winning by using petty tricks.
And if there are still contract on the understanding, they can take an extra talk with Ole Einar Bjørndalen. For the French star, he now defends, is the same as preying on Bjørndalens record on number of victories in the world cup. Where is the score now 95 - 72 in the Norwegian's favour, and still only 30 years old Fourcade in the last winters won at a pace that suggests that he will soon collect from the older master.
But right, it means little for most of the major idrettsheltene.
finally, it is not the number of victories that tell the most, but how you won them.Fourcade was furious, but Thingnes Bø think the star is bluffing