Biathlon

The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It is treated as a race, with contestants skiing through a cross-country trail whose distance is divided into shooting rounds. The shooting rounds are not timed per se, but depending on the competition missed shots result in extra distance or time being added to the contestant's... Wikipedia

  • Highest governing body:  International Biathlon Union
  • Team members:  Single competitors or relay teams
  • Mixed gender:  Yes
  • Equipment:  Skis, poles, rifle
  • Olympic:  1924 (military patrol), 1960 (officially)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo