Former world champion biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva of Russia has been banned for eight years for a repeat doping offense, the International Biathlon Union says.
Slovakia's Anastasya Kuzmina won the women's 10-kilometer pursuit race Saturday at the final biathlon World Cup meet of the season, while Norway's Tora Berger put herself in position to finish her career with the overall title.
Frenchman Martin Fourcade clinched his third World Cup biathlon title after finishing second behind Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe in Sunday's men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit in Kontiolahti, Finland.
Tarjei Boe of Norway and Darya Domracheva of Belarus won mass start races in the final events at the biathlon world championships on Sunday.
Miriam Goessner of Germany captured her third biathlon World Cup victory after missing only one target in a women's 7.5-kilometer sprint race Friday.
Martin Fourcade anchored France to victory in a closely contested men's biathlon World Cup relay on Thursday.
Vita Semerenko powered through rain and fog to anchor Ukraine to an overwhelming victory in a women's biathlon World Cup relay on Thursday.
German biathlete Andreas Birnbacher shot flawlessly Friday to win a men's World Cup 10-kilometer sprint.
An Italian court has cleared Austrian ski federation president Peter Schroecksnadel and biathlon chief Markus Gandler of any involvement in the blood-doping scandal at the 2006 Turin Games.
Two-time biathlon Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner says she will retire at the end of the season.
The International Biathlon Union has fined Russia $68,000 for a series of doping violations.
Three-time Olympic biathlon gold medalist Kati Wilhelm has announced she will retire at the end of the season.
Tim Burke won the first medal by an American biathlete in a World Cup sprint competition, finishing third in the 10-kilometer race on Saturday.
Tim Burke matched the best finish ever by a U.S. biathlete in a World Cup event, finishing second to Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen in the men's season-opening race.
Russian biathletes Albina Akhatova and Yekaterina Iourieva have lost their appeal against two-year doping bans.
The Austrian Olympic Committee has lifted a ban on five biathlon coaches who allegedly were involved in a doping scandal at the 2006 Turin Olympics. It upheld the suspension of seven other officials.