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Norway's men, women win World Cup biathlon relays

Updated: December 9, 2012, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

HOCHFILZEN, Austria -- Norway won the men's and women's World Cup biathlon relays Sunday.

The Norwegian men used nearly flawless shooting to beat defending champion France in the 4x7.5-kilometer race. The team of Lars Helge Birkeland, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Vetle Sjastad Christiansen and Henrik L'Abee-Lund missed one target before finishing in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 55.2 seconds.

France also avoided penalty loops but lost time with six shooting mistakes and trailed Norway by 34.5 seconds. ...

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