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Biathletes receive threats via e-mail

Updated: February 18, 2009, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Swedish biathletes have received e-mailed threats they believe were sent from Russia, the team's coach said Wednesday at the world championships.

Mattias Nilsson and Bjorn Ferry began receiving the threats after the World Cup events at Antholz-Anterselva in January, head coach Staffan Eklund told The Associated Press.

Eklund said he believed the threats were a backlash against Sweden's anti-doping stance.

The team believes the messages were sent from ...

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