Oslo

Tomorrow is the last sprint race of the year here in Oslo! Tune in to Eurovision at 11:30AM eastern time for the men’s race, the women race at 9AM eastern!

I was down with a cold all week and am still fighting some symptoms of that. Unfortunately I didn’t quite make it to the end of the season.  But the rest of the purple cobras are healthy and strong and we’ll all be fighting hard!

And finally home to the States on Monday!

Finland

We’ve moved on to Finland! Races begin tomorrow with the 10 km Sprint at 8:30 am Eastern time. Saturday’s 12.5 km Pursuit at 6 am Eastern. I’ll be in the mixed relay on Sunday with Sean, Clare and Joanne at 11:15 am Sunday. As always you can stream the races on Eurovision. If you click on the “view conversations” link you will find the main stream and two other cameras that show the range and different cameras along the course.

Pre Olympics in South Korea

Well hello.

The last few days have been quite a departure from the normal Biathlon schedule!  Rising early Saturday morning we departed Inzell, Germany and began a long trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Though it was only about 11 hours of flying, it took me to a different part of the world than I’ve been to before!

What can I say about Korea? Well, it’s different here that’s for sure! The people, the food, the language, it’s all definitely unlike anything I’ve experienced this far in my travels. But everyone is very friendly, and though I haven’t had kimchi for breakfast yet, I’m sure I will sooner or later!

Biathlon… It’s been quite warm the last week, so the snow has suffered. It’s been very soft for some of the training sessions, but our races are around 8 in the evening, so that will give it a chance to cool off.  The course here is quite difficult, but I think it’s a course that suits me pretty well.  Or so we’ll see in Friday!

Today I was able to get out and drive around the surrounding area.  These are some of the sights, lots of construction going on still but the venues that are done look good so far!

Where does the white go when the snow melts?