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Norway back to winning ways in biathlon World Cup relay

Norway back to winning ways in biathlon World Cup relay
By Sportsbeat

12/01/2018 at 15:38Updated 12/01/2018 at 18:44

Norway produced a powerful statement of intent ahead of next month's Olympics with an impressive biathlon World Cup men's relay victory in Ruhpolding.

Johannes Thingnes Boe was joined by older brother Tarjei, Lars Helge Birkeland and Emil Hegle Svendsen in a powerful quartet.

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Three of that four are still smarting from the Sochi Games, when they finished just outside the medals in an event considered a traditional podium banker.

And that means they're doubly determined to regain the Olympic title they won eight years ago in Vancouver.

France - with biathlon's dominant force Martin Fourcade taking the second leg - were nearly 30 seconds behind Norway in the 4x7.5km event, while Russia took the bronze ahead of Germany.

However, this victory means Norway head to Korea as the team to beat, following their early season relay success Hochfilzen and bronze last week in Oberhof.

Results: Biathlon World Cup, Ruhpolding