Biathlon

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

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Biathlon

History: Cross Country Skiing and Rifle Shooting. Olympic games since 1960. Origins in the ancient hunting practices of northern Europeans.


Biathlon Today: Five biathlon events for men and five for women: Individual Race, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass Start Race and Relay; and there is also the Mixed Relay. They added 40 meters to track this year also.


equipment: rifle, skis, poles, ammo, arm sling,