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Emil Hegle Svendsen wins gold

Updated: February 10, 2011, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT KENT, Maine -- Olympic champion Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway finished 7.2 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic's Michal Slesingr in the 10-kilometer sprint Thursday in the biathlon World Cup.

The biathlon, a sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship, is getting some star power with NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen attending the international parade Friday.

Svendsen, a two-time gold medalist in Vancouver, stayed ahead of Slesingr despite a penalty for missing ...

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