What is biathlon?

Biathlon

Biathlon is any sporting event made up of two disciplines. However, biathlon usually refers specifically to the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Other popular variants include summer biathlon, which combines cross-country running with riflery, and biathle (also known as "modern biathlon"), which combines running with swimming.

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Biathlon Variants
... Two common variations on traditional winter biathlon are summer biathlon, where skiing is replaced by a cross-country run, and archery biathlon (or ski archery), where the rifle is replaced ... There have also been summer competitions in roller-ski biathlon, mountain bike biathlon and orienteering biathlon ... Primitive Biathlon uses snowshoes and muzzleloaders ...
Lise Meloche
... In 1984 Lise transferred to biathlon and rapidly dominated women's biathlon, not only in North America but on the world scene for nearly 8 years ... Meloche was the first Canadian to win a world cup gold medal in biathlon ... Meloche was one of the pioneers of women's biathlon ...
Michela Ponza - Achievements
1999 1st, Italian championships of biathlon 2000 1st, Italian championships of biathlon 2001 1st, Italian championships of biathlon 2002 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon 2003 1st, Italian championships ...
Lillehammer Olympiapark - Venues - Birkebeineren Ski Stadium
... mi) of cross-country tracks and 9 kilometers (6 mi) of biathlon tracks were built ... There are two stadiums, one for cross-country skiing and one for biathlon ... Permanent buildings include a finishing house for biathlon, a finishing house for cross-country and a plant room ...
List Of 1984 Winter Olympics Medal Winners - Biathlon
... See also Biathlon at the 1984 Winter Olympics Event Gold Silver Bronze Men's 10 km details Eirik Kvalfoss Norway (NOR) Peter Angerer West Germany (FRG) Matthias Jacob East Germany (GDR) Men's ...