Questions tagged [biathlon]

Questions about the sport of biathlon - a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

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What are rifle specifications in Biathlon?

I'm watching the Olympics Biathlon right now, and wonder what is that rifle? For sure, it must be a custom made rifle only for biathlon, but what are the specifications? Is it a true bullet, or some ...
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What are multidisciplinary sports? [closed]

What are sports that provide more disciplines? I know triathlon (swimming + cycling + running) biathlon (cross country skiing + shooting) heptathlon/decathlon (track and field) are there any other? ...
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Why does the “individual” race in a biathlon have that name?

In biathlon there are 4 formats for races: Mass start (12.5km for women and 15km for men) Individual (15km for women and 20km for men) Sprint (7.5km for women and 10km for men) Pursuit (10km for ...
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Ethical code in biathlon?

Does it exists in biathlon a sort of ethical code that prevents the athlete to leave a race even if the final results is very compromised? In the today Mass Start (16 gen 2016 in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna) ...
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IBU Biathlon theme

I was wondering who wrote the IBU (International Biathlon Union) theme and whether it is part of a longer song or not. The theme can be found at the first and second file here. I have no clue whether ...
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Biathlon with inline skates

I was wondering, whether there is some summer variant of biathlon - without cross-country skies. It might be fun to try racing on inline skates with shooting sessions. Is there already anything like ...
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How do the penalties work in biathlon?

I watched the Sochi 2014 Biathlon Men's Sprint today. In the Sprint race, the racers start separately, at 30 second intervals, and the racers stop twice along the cross-country ski course to shoot at ...