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Sweden grabs gold in biathlon relay

Updated: March 15, 2009, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Sweden has captured its first gold medal in five years in a men's biathlon World Cup relay.

The Swedish team of David Ekholm, Mattias Nilsson, Fredrik Lindstroem and Carl Johan Bergmann won in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 18.6 seconds on Sunday.

World champion France was second, six seconds back. Germany was third, finishing 16.4 seconds behind.

France missed only three shots in the 4x7.5-kilometer race. Germany missed 10.

Norway led the first two rounds ...

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